Dr Sam Shah is a clinician and Director for Digital Development for NHS England. He is experienced in primary healthcare, public health and research. His main focus is using digital technology to optimise access to health services; improve the patient and user experience; and contribute to health system efficiency whilst getting the best outcomes for patients. Sam has overseen the development of NHS 111 Online in England and currently leads on a number of digital initiatives that are designed to help patients connect to care and where possible take a digital first approach. Sam has a background in health economics and law.