NHS England’s chief digital officer Juliet Bauer is to leave the service, and will take up a role at video GP provider Livi in April.
She has been in the post for two-and-a-half years where she has overseen a lot implementation of digital technology within the NHS.
The announcement comes just a few days after the publication of the NHS Long-Term Plan, which included plans for patients to be able to switch from their GPS to a “digital first” provider, such as online or video consultations by 2022-23.
Luke Buhl-Nielsen, country director of LIVI UK said: “We are incredibly excited to have Juliet join the LIVI team. Her unrivalled experience within NHS England and the wider Health and Social Care Digital Transformation program during a period of unprecedented change is invaluable as we work alongside the health service to deliver a digital vision for primary care and transform outcomes for patients everywhere.”
LIVI has been in partnership with the NHS NICS GP Federation in the North West of Surrey since launching in the UK in October 2018. Over 13,000 patients have signed up to use its video consultation service, with 95% of its consultations directly replacing physical appointments.
Juliet Bauer said: “I am delighted to be joining LIVI at such an exciting time for digital health. Technology has the power to deliver a step-change in clinical care and patient experience. I am looking forward to helping LIVI expand their outstanding service to deliver on the NHS’ long term plan, as well as supporting their growth globally”.