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NHS chief digital officer Juliet Bauer has announced that she will leave her role to join LIVI, a Swedish provider of video GP consultations, in April.
At LIVI, Ms Bauer will have ‘a global product role, working with health services across the world [including the NHS] to support them in their transformation to a digital first approach to primary care’, according to the company.
Ms Bauer has been in her NHS role for the two and a half years, overseeing a series of digital services including the NHS website and NHS apps library, as well as the development of digital services to help patients manage their health and care.
Commenting on her appointment, Ms Bauer said: ‘I am delighted to be joining LIVI at such an exciting time for digital health. Technology has the power to deliver a step-change in clinical care and patient experience.
‘I am looking forward to helping LIVI expand their outstanding service to deliver on the NHS’ long term plan, as well as supporting their growth globally.’
Ms Bauer’s appointment comes just a few days after the NHS launched its long term plan setting out how it will restructure its services over the next 10 years.
As part of the plan, the NHS aims for all patients to have access to video consultations.
LIVI said it is committed to working with the NHS to help it transform and become a ‘digital first health service’.
Chief executive and co-founder of LIVI Johannes Schildt said: ‘Juliet is a fantastic addition to the expanding LIVI team.
‘We are very excited that Juliet shares our vision to improve access and equality of care for every patient, whilst helping reduce pressures on health care systems.’