Sam ShahFounder & Director at Faculty of Future Health
Professor Sam Shah is Founder and Director of the Faculty of Future Health with Ulster University, where his interests span digital health, clinical leadership and public health. Sam is a digital health technology advisor to a number of healthcare and technology companies, spanning a range of industries including telecommunications, assessment of apps, scaling new technology into the NHS and workforce solutions. Sam was previously Director of Digital Development for NHS England and NHSX, where he was responsible for digital development of the ecosystem and leading on a number of national transformation programmes. Sam has worked on a number of initiatives including the flagship project to digitise urgent care in the NHS.
Sam headed up the national learning and development programme for NHS England, which considered different channels to access healthcare using technology. He has also been involved in the assessment of healthcare technology through a number of grant schemes and accelerator programmes. Sam continues to work in the NHS within primary care and champions a range of agendas including improving diversity within the workforce.