Made Tech appoints former NHS Digital director of apps

Hazel Jones to deliver lasting value for the NHS as new head of health

Hazel Jones

Made Tech, the public-sector technology delivery expert, has continued its rapid growth with the appointment of a new head of health, Hazel Jones.

Joining at a time when the NHS has had to rapidly embrace digital solutions; the role will see Jones use her expertise in technology and healthcare to lead Made Tech’s digital transformation projects across the health service.

She will be working to modernise legacy applications and working practices, accelerate digital service delivery, and enable improved digital capabilities within client teams.

She brings over 20 years of digital transformation experience across both public and private organisations, most recently as interim head for NHS Blood & Transplant Rapid COVID Response and senior director at Push Doctor, as well as previously holding the role of apps and wearables programme director at NHS Digital.

Working for the NHS, I have seen first-hand how COVID-19 has brought challenges that have led it to embrace digital technologies so it could still operate and treat patients safely

Discussing her appointment, she said: “Working for the NHS, I have seen first-hand how COVID-19 has brought challenges that have led it to embrace digital technologies so it could still operate and treat patients safely.

“The pandemic has been a turning point for the NHS and as it continues to optimise its digital capabilities I hope to offer my experience and passion to accelerate the health service’s journey through digital transformation.

“I believe that technology delivery companies working for the public sector shouldn’t simply turn up, install digital solutions, and then leave. They should support organisations to evolve their workforce’s skills and digital capabilities through co-working.

“This will ensure they have the tools and techniques to continue to grow and evolve their digital expertise.

I believe that technology delivery companies working for the public sector shouldn’t simply turn up, install digital solutions, and then leave. They should support organisations to evolve their workforce’s skills and digital capabilities through co-working

“These values are shared by Made Tech and I can’t wait to get to work and do whatever I can to make a difference in the healthcare sector.”

Rory MacDonald, chief executive at Made Tech, adds: “Hazel brings with her the knowledge, expertise and passion for healthcare that we know will not just benefit Made Tech, but the entire public sector.

“Her leadership will allow us to continue supporting the NHS through its digital revolution and help ensure it is providing the best solutions possible to the UK, staff and patients.”

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