HM interview: Cindy Fedell

The chief digital and information officer of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (and new HM advisory board member) talks to Lyn Whitfield about Cerner Millennium, the trust’s ground-breaking command centre, and the NHS IT policy environment. When Cindy Fedell moved to England, she found informatics was far less firmly embedded in the NHS than […]

HM interview: Cleveland Henry

The new director of cloud at UKCloud Health talks about how his career has given him a passion for technology-enabled change, and why he has left NHS Digital to return to the private sector to drive the next developments in health and care.  Cleveland Henry jokes that people ask him why he has “gone to […]

HM interview: Rachel Dunscombe

The director of digital at one of the most technologically advanced trusts in the country explains how she is promoting IT and transformation expertise through the global digital exemplar programme and the Digital Academy. Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most digitally advanced organisations in the country. It sits near the top […]

HM interview: Stephen Dobson

The chief digital officer for the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership outlines his vision for infrastructure, IT systems and information across the city, explains how they will support the ambitious aims of DevoManc, and why it all matters to his mum. “It has been a potentially momentous week for the NHS and regional […]

HM interview: Dr Marc Farr

The founder of Beautiful Information has seen big changes in the NHS’ ability to collect data and in its willingness to act on it. He tells Lyn Whitfield that more changes are coming, as AI comes on stream. Beautiful Information is an unusual organisation; a business-NHS hybrid. Managers and information specialists may have come across […]

HM Interview: Christopher Wroath – scaling tech across Scotland’s health and care

Scotland has a new license for a national approach to driving digital innovation, NHS Education for Scotland digital director Christopher Wroath tells Matthew D’Arcy. “Once for Scotland,” was the message sent by Scotland’s health and local government leaders when they published the landmark Digital Health and Social Care Strategy this year. For Christopher Wroath, this […]

HM interview: Richard Corbridge

The chief digital and information officer of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is marking six months in post. Lyn Whitfield asks him what he learned as CIO for Ireland’s health service, what he plans for the trust’s IT, and his ambitions for the Leeds Care Record as it bids for LHCRE status. Richard Corbridge […]

Interview: Steve Bloor

The chief information officer at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has just seen a new IT system go-live in ED. But, he tells Lyn Whitfield, that was just the first step in an ambitious digitisation programme, based on an “open source first” approach. The NHS knew this was going to be a hard winter. […]

Guest Interview, David Stone

The managing director of Kaleidoscope Consulting talks to Lyn Whitfield about the General Data Protection Regulation, and the challenge the NHS faces in implementing it. On his Twitter profile, David Stone says he “spends an unhealthy amount of time thinking of ways to try and improve the legal and ethical use of information in the […]

HM interview: Michael Seres

Patient power is far from reality in an NHS that has no chief patient officer, where lived experience is not embraced, and where patient entrepreneurs lack opportunity, says Michael Seres. The veteran patient advocate talks to Matthew D’Arcy. Michael Seres has lived patient engagement more than most. Diagnosed with incurable Crohn’s disease at 12 years […]

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