Peter Coates

Code4Health & OpenSource Head
NHS England

Peter has been at NHS England for two years leading the NHS Open Source & Code4Health initiatives aiming to create a self-sustaining eco system of clinically led open digital solutions for the care community.

During this time vendors have released their clinical information systems on an open source licence, NHS Trusts are implementing open source clinical systems, dozens of communities consisting of like-minded people have been formed to innovate and develop open digital solutions to meet health and care needs, not for profit clinically led Community Interest Companies have been created as a special purpose legal vehicle to act as ‘custodian’ of these solutions, vendors have signed up to be Code 4 Health Supporters, hundreds of frontline staff have been on coding courses.