I joined DXC Technology on 1 October 2019 following three years as CIO for Health and Care in England where I was accountable for:
• providing advice to Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in relation to digital Initiatives across Health and Social Care;
• developing and delivering national strategies on information, technology and informatics;
• ensuring that appropriate leadership, incentives and policy levers are available to support local health and care systems to digitally enable their planning, commissioning and care delivery; and
• leading the delivery governance and assurance of all programmes of work within the £4.7 Billion national technology programme.
• Delivering the Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) and Local Health and Care Record Exemplar programme
Prior to this, I served as CIO at the Royal Free London Hospitals Group and have extensive experience in healthcare informatics and hsve consulted in the areas of digital strategy and transformation, service management and outsourcing.
What you will bring to the Health & Social Care Council and the techUK Health & Social Care programme:
The Health and Social Care system is under considerable pressure as a result of an increasing volume and complexity of demand with constrained funding. While new digital tools and services offer tangible opportunities to address these challenges, the system is failing to grasp the these due to a lack of local capability and chronic underinvestment in information and technology.
The digital transformation of the health and social care system can only succeed through close partnership working with a strong and vibrant technology industry - leveraging a deep knowledge of the cultural and operational environment, with expertise and experience of digital transformation at scale.
Having worked in senior national and local roles in the NHS, I will be able to bring to the council:
• strong relationships with many of the key political, policy and service leaders across health and social care;
• deep knowledge of the policy and strategy environment as well as the challenges of leading information and technology services within the local NHS;
• the credibility and profile to work with member organisations to engage, influence and challenge the regulatory and policy environment that our members operate in; and
• a passion to support the service execute through strong partnership with industry.