Over the past thirteen years, I have worked tirelessly across the health/social care sector to spread/embed digital technologies at scale. I have commissioned and lead on the integration of digital health/social care transformation services, managed European and UK telehealth implementation projects and changed national policy for breast cancer, where my contributions to the economy and society were recognised in 2012. Having sat on four Parliamentary groups, I have worked with decision makers at all levels to drive such change including in a five-year advisory role for NICE (Technology Appraisal programme). At NHS Digital I turned two digital policies into live services, with the National Record Locator winning Digital Public Service Innovation of the Year 2019 under my leadership. I have twice worked for industry and in my current senior position at Graphnet, am representing a supplier with over 350,000 health users covering social care, shared records and acute/child-health provider systems.
What you will bring to the Health & Social Care Council and the techUK Health & Social Care programme:
If elected I would aim to bring a fresh perspective to the way techUK and its members responded to the growing and complex needs of the health/social care system and the role our solutions have in the delivery of care. This means ensuring that the proposals we put forward and the decisions we make always focus on the impact our solutions have on patient care. It would be an absolute objective for me to ensure the supplier community supports national digital priorities, ensuring techUK/associated members continue to be seen as a natural partner, especially when decisions about digital transformation are made–be that at NHS D, x, E, I and the like.
I would further aim to provide:
• Insight into the strategic ideas we need to excel in our mission
• Input into development activities
I have worked with associations including techUK for many years, both as a supplier and when with the NHS. I understand the challenges we face and have knowledge on how to deploy the leavers to overcome them. I want the sector to grow and flourish and hope my input into the Council would help to make that happen–but in a coordinated way which benefits all.