HM interview: Roy Lilley – ‘no going back on positive change’

The Covid-19 emergency has had horrendous effects on society and healthcare. But now we owe it to the people who have suffered to cement positive changes into future health and care services, says Roy Lilley. He speaks to Matthew D’Arcy ahead of Fab Change Day 2020.   Roy Lilley has seen his share of change in […]

Guest interview: Pat Symonds – ‘The NHS has not seen the last of Formula One’

Following the Covid-19 ventilator challenge, Formula One’s chief technical officer Pat Symonds tells Matthew D’Arcy why motorsport has more to offer healthcare. Pat Symonds is not a name that you might traditionally associate with healthcare. A highly respected, multi World Championship winning Formula One engineer, he has held numerous prominent roles in the sport. Symonds […]

Guest interview: Hassan Chaudhury

The digital health lead at the Department of International Trade’s Healthcare UK, attended a meeting of the Highland Marketing advisory board to discuss the challenges faced by new entrants to the health tech market. He talks to Lyn Whitfield about his career and his involvement with Tech4CV19, an initiative that is trying to solve some […]

Guest interview: Nicola Haywood-Alexander

Nicola Haywood-Alexander is the latest member of the Highland Marketing advisory board. Lyn Whitfield talks to her about her career, the Tech4CV19 initiative, and why the NHS needs a new kind of partnership with health tech. People find their way into healthcare technology different ways; but even allowing for that Nicola Haywood-Alexander’s background is pretty […]

Guest interview: Andrew Griffiths on FEDIP

Andrew Griffiths became the first chief executive of the Federation for Informatics Professionals in Health and Social Care at the start of the year. He talks to Lyn Whitfield about its role in promoting professionalism and why this should be part of the debate about the future of health tech as the country and the […]

Guest interview: Tom Russell

Tom Russell is the new programme manager for health and social care at techUK. Lyn Whitfield talked to him about his role, the challenges and opportunities of the health tech market, and how techUK will help members to navigate them.  Tom Russell comes from a medical family, studied politics at university, and has developed an […]

HM interview: Rizwan Malik

The name Rizwan Malik is becoming increasingly well known in NHS diagnostics. He tells Matthew D’Arcy that more radiologists need to be engaged in technology and why the wrong communications can cause damage in the age of AI. Rizwan Malik has been an NHS radiologist for more than 13 years. His name is becomingly increasingly […]

Guest interview: Dr Graham Evans

The chief information and technology officer of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and chief digital officer for the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System outlines the lessons he has learned from the trusts history of health tech innovation and first of type in England implementation of InterSystems TrakCare. When the Health […]

Guest interview: Colin Brown

The chief clinical information officer at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust describes himself as a ‘digital socialist’. He tells Lyn Whitfield about the trust’s pioneering deployment of the Lorenzo electronic patient record, and why he is proud of the system and the role that the trust, its clinicians and its IT team […]

Interview with Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford

Nicola Blackwood is the minister responsible for life sciences, NHS innovation, and technology. She talked to Susan Venables and Lyn Whitfield about the government’s developing IT strategy, and her conviction that IT will not just support but transform the health service over the next five years. For much of the past decade, Nicola Blackwood has […]

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