David Corbett is a Prince 2 and MSP practitioner, graduate of the Cabinet Office Project Leadership Programme (PLP), and an experienced health IT Programme Head. He has over 10 years experience working with Clinicians, Information Management & Technology teams, Royal Colleges, other Professional Bodies, Patient Groups, Government departments and suppliers to deploy IT systems and services to NHS organisations and on-line services to patients throughout England.
In June 2016 he was appointed Programme Head for the NHS WiFi Programme, taking on responsibility for the leadership and delivery of the NHS WiFi Programme, part of the Paperless 2020 portfolio of programmes.
The NHS WiFi Programme has been established to meet a Secretary of State commitment to support the provision of free WiFi for patients, and health and care professionals across 9,500+ GP surgeries and 220+ secondary care Trusts across England, and was one of four recommendations made by Martha Lane Fox to the Department of Health to drive forward digital inclusion and take up of digital technologies.
Prior to his current role, David has managed several significant projects across the healthcare sector including:
– A Programme Head role for the Data Delivery work stream of ‘care.data’, a major project on the Government’s Major Project Portfolio. The programme was established to increase the range of information collected across all NHS-funded services for purposes beyond direct care.
– Managing the South Acute Programme, a £100 million+ procurement programme supporting 20+ hospitals in the South of England to locally procure and deploy clinical systems.
– Leading Department for Health Informatics team supporting the DH QIPP National Urgent Care Clinical Dashboard (UCCD) project. By 31 March 2012 the project had supported the delivery of dashboards to 30 PCTs and pathfinder clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), covering over 1,000 GP practices and six million patients.
Outside of work he spends his time running a successful small sports events management company, representing his running club and county in events including marathons, half marathons, 24hr endurance events and cross-country races, and supporting his children including his young daughter who is a county and regional swimming champion.