Emma Summers

Emma Summers, Programme Head at NHS Digital, is leading the delivery of UK-wide patient safety enabling information systems, including the Medical Devices Information System.

She specialises in digital transformation across the healthcare sector, having previously held leadership roles in infrastructure (NHSmail) and data (Covid National Testing Platform) programmes. She is passionate about empowering patients to contribute and use their healthcare data, through health system interoperability, to ensure data save lives.

Emma has dedicated most of her career to healthcare including 12 years leading strategic planning, digital or data transformation programmes for NHS provider organisations. Prior to this, she led mobile-system and process re-engineering programmes in the telecoms industry.