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Health Education England welcomes new non-executive director

18 August 2020

Health Education England is pleased to welcome a new non-executive director (NED) to its board.

Dr Harpreet Sood, previously an associate NED with HEE, works as an NHS GP in London and is a digital health expert with a wealth of experience at the interface of health care and digital technology.

He is also co-founder and strategic advisor to the NHS Digital Academy. Dr Sood was previously the associate Chief Clinical Information Officer at NHS England and, prior to this, Senior Fellow to the CEO of NHS England. As the Associate CCIO, he was involved in developing and implementing NHS England's digital health and data strategy.

Dr Sood’s new role will involve providing independent advice, support and scrutiny and working with senior HEE officials on key policy decisions.

He said: ““I am delighted to become a non-executive director with HEE at this inflection point for the NHS. Particularly given that digital technology is of such importance to the workforce and can provide real opportunities to make a difference and enhance patients’ lives.”

Sir David Behan, Chair, Health Education England, said: “Harpreet has recent experience of training in addition to substantial experience of national and international health care policy, and a demonstrable history of working on the front line with patients.

“This experience and his knowledge of digital technology brings added value to the HEE Board.”

Dr Sood has led on national strategies and reviews within the NHS and collaborated with organisations internationally, including in the USA and Asia.

He is a Visiting Senior Fellow at London School of Economics, is on the Advisory Committee for Health Informatics at the World Economic Forum and a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics.