Tara Donnelly is the interim Chief Digital Officer at NHSX. Tara oversees a team focused on digital innovation, with the aim of making the NHS work more effectively with larger tech firms and digital health innovators. Tara is on secondment from her role as Chief Executive of the Health Innovation Network. She has led the Health Innovation Network for over three years and is also a non-executive director at the Nuffield Trust.
Tara has an extensive background in leadership roles within the NHS and the voluntary and community sector and has spent the past 18 years at board level. She has worked in the NHS for 30 years, with her first role being as a Ward Housekeeper when she was 18.