My career in health and social care began over 15 years ago. Initially a hospital cleaner, I later became a clinician, and then progressed to Deputy Director of Finance and Information. Since then I‘ve spent 9 years in industry.
The diversity of my experience is largely unmatched. I’m motivated by finding ways to stretch the NHS and Social Care’s sparse resources, striving to secure equality and equity for citizens to manage the health and wellbeing of themselves and their loved ones. I have a different perspective on how the NHS can benefit from technology, how data can improve its efficiency and how patient experience and outcomes can be enhanced.
As a qualified data scientist with active BCS and FED-IP membership, I have a well-rounded view of the tech landscape. I currently lead the Healthcare team at BJSS with over 250 technologists dedicated to spearheading advancements in health and care technology.
What you will bring to the Health & Social Care Council and the techUK Health & Social Care programme:
Having a diverse set of qualifications and experience I feel I can bring a fresh perspective on the challenges facing the sector now as well as offer some pragmatic solutions.
With experience of working in the NHS and social care, large multinational corporations and now at a technology SME, I understand the relative positions and priorities for these organisations.
I would work with energy and enthusiasm to bring the parts of the sector together to represent the voice of the sector to develop and deliver the policy objectives to deliver the greatest public benefit to citizens and taxpayers.
I work in an environment which champions open standards and open source production and it would be a privilege to be able to work to deliver these as technology standards across the ecosystem.
Technology procurement systems which works for everyone is something which my blend of skills is particularly well suited to and I would work with those developing standards at NHSX to ensure the voice of TechUK members is heard and understood.
By delivering on the above then I hope I can add to the already impressive cadre of skills and voices on the Health and Social Care Council at TechUK.