Michael Macdonnell

National Director for Transforming Health Systems at NHS England

National Director for Transforming Health Systems, NHS England Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Michael is the national director for transforming health systems at NHS England. He is responsible for integrating care systems across the English NHS that join up primary care and hospitals, mental and physical healthcare, NHS and local government services. Previously he was strategy director at NHS England, senior fellow at the Institute for Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London and advisor at Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit under Tony Blair.

In the new year, Michael will be joining Google DeepMind Health, which has pioneered artificial intelligence (AI) in the sector. He will be responsible for strengthening DeepMind’s partnerships in the NHS and internationally, with the aim of applying advances in AI that could radically improve real-world clinical practice.


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    Preparing for an ageing population: Emerging technologies in social care

    CSaP brought together care sector experts, senior policy makers, practitioners, and researchers to discuss what the care sector, NHS and government should do to speed up the development, evaluation and uptake of effective technologies for social care.

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    The future of medical imaging

    Medical imaging technologies are advancing at an unprecedented rate, providing a challenge for NHS England to keep up to date with the latest developments.