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Joe Harrison

Joe Harrison

National Director for Digital Channels, NHS England

Joe Harrison joined Milton Keynes University Hospital in 2013, transforming its quality, performance and finances. Under his leadership the trust has gained teaching hospital status and pioneered digital advances that have revolutionised patient care and experience.

Joe has championed innovation and expansion, overseeing significant development across the hospital estate, including the building of an academic centre in partnership with the University of Buckingham and a new cancer centre, along with multiple other developments to improve access and keep up with patient demand in one of the fastest growing places in the country.

Along with an ambitious digital innovation programme, Joe has promoted workplace wellbeing to improve the working lives of the team at MKUH. Joe was appointed as the National Director for Digital Channels in January 2023 to oversee the development of the NHS App. He is also a board member of the Oxford Academic Health Science Network, chair of the Clinical Research Network Partnership Board for Thames Valley, and trustee of the NHS Confederation.

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