Digital Teams

Digital teams are the cornerstone of building a digital organisation. They are not simply a rebrand of your existing IT department. Digital teams allow organisations to be responsive, open, efficient, and agile, and to successfully deliver ever more transformation services. The role of trust boards is to build and enable digital teams within their organisations. This may involve reviewing existing funding arrangements, how assurance is managed, what skills are valued and recruited, and how performance and progress are monitored.  




  • Building and enabling digital teams, executive summary (3 minute read) | Read the key headlines from our second Digital Boards leadership guide on how boards can build and enable digital teams. 
  • Fusion teams at Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (5 minute read) | Chief digital information officer Toby Avery describes how his trust are building "fusion teams"bringing together diverse competencies to design new services.   
  • Helping NHS boards take charge on digital (5 minute read) | Sonia Patel, chief information officer at NHSX, argues against delegating digital leadership to one CIO or team, and instead makes the case for boards to jump in, understand and take control of the talent pipeline for new digital skills.
  • Building digital organisations, creating great teams and enabling transformation (5 minute read) | In this blog post, Public Digital director Chris Fleming, sets out eight key questions for boards to ask about progress building a digital organisation.
  • Building and enabling digital teams (long read) | Our second guide, published as part of the Digital Boards programme, explores what good digital teams look like, how to build them, and where to start for boards who want to build their organisation’s digital capabilities. 


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