Department of Health chief information officer Christine Connelly has resigned after three years in the post.
Department of Health IT boss Christine Conelly has resigned. Photo credit: NHS
The resignation pre-empts a reorganisation within the Department of Health (DoH) management that will result in fewer director general posts. "I have been reflecting on whether I would wish to go for one of those roles and decided that I will not," Connelly said in a statement.
According to Connelly, her time as CIO at the DoH has been "fascinating" and "challenging" but she added it is "the right time to step back and think about what I might do next". She will be replaced on a temporary basis by Katie Davis, who joins from her role as executive director of operational excellence in the efficiency and reform group at the Cabinet Office, from 1 July.
For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see NHS IT revamp in temporary hands as DoH CIO Connelly quits on silicon.com.
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