About us

This guide has been prepared jointly by NHS Providers and Public Digital.

NHS Providers is the membership organisation for the NHS hospital, mental health, community and ambulance services that treat patients and service users in the NHS. We help those NHS trusts and foundation trusts to deliver high-quality, patient-focused care by enabling them to learn from each other, acting as their public voice and helping shape the system in which they operate.  

NHS Providers has all trusts in voluntary membership, collectively accounting for £84bn of annual expenditure and employing more than one million staff.

Public Digital is a digital transformation consultancy, set up by the co-founders of the UK government digital service. After leading the UK to first place in the UN’s digital government rankings in 2016, they have advised the leaders of more than 30 governments, several global businesses, and multilateral organisations including the UN and World Bank on setting up digital teams.

Programme overview

This is the first guide in a series that will be published as part of the Digital Boards programme.

Through good practice sharing and peer learning, the programme aims to build board understanding of the potential and implications of the digital agenda and increase the confidence and capability of boards to harness the opportunities it provides.

Alongside our guide series, a number of webinars and events are available to trust leaders, focusing on case studies of digital leadership in the NHS and other sectors and practical take homes for boards. The programme is also offering free board development sessions bespoked to reflect the development needs of your organisation. To find out more please contact us.

Digital Boards is being supported by Health Education England and NHSX as part of their Digital Readiness programme.