We are a unique collaboration of groups representing those who receive and provide health and social care across the UK, as well as those providing the IT systems that support care.
Maureen Baker, chair of the PRSB
Professor Maureen Baker became chair of the PRSB in September. Maureen is the immediate past chair of the Royal College of GPs and has spent her career championing quality improvement and patient safety through better use and sharing of clinical and professional care information. Maureen is looking forward to increasing the role and influence of the PRSB and embed standards into the grain of good practice across health and care.
Lorraine Foley, chief executive officer, the PRSB
Lorraine joined the PRSB in 2015. After the first half of her career in corporate banking, Lorraine moved into the NHS 12 years ago initially as one of the executive team responsible for creating the new health regulator, the Healthcare Commission. Since then, she has built wide experience of different parts of the NHS, including roles as director of national support at the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, director of commissioning at Oxfordshire CCG and head of strategy at NHS England (south).
Dr Afzal Chaudhry, vice-chair of the PRSB
Dr Afzal Chaudhry is a Consultant Nephrologist and the Chief Medical Information Officer at Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust (CUH). He leads the CUH eHospital programme delivering a trust-wide HIMSS Stage 6 electronic patient record, and the Informatics component of the Population and Quantitative Science theme in the Cambridge NIHR Biomedical Research Centre. Dr Chaudhry is also the Vice-chair of the PRSB and the secondary care representative on the NHS Standardisation Committee for Care Information.
Philip Scott, assurance committee chair, PRSB
Philip is the PRSB's assurance committee chair. He is a senior lecturer in information systems at the University of Portsmouth, past chair of HL7 UK and editor of BMJ Health & Care Informatics.
He has over twenty years experience in NHS information technology, working in primary, community and acute care sectors.
Phil Koczan, clinical advisor
Dr Phil Koczan is the clinical director for health and care at The Professional Record Standards Body, and has been a practising GP in Chingford North East London for more than 20 years. He is a fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a member of their Health Informatics Group, with a portfolio career in medical informatics. In addition to his clinical post and work with PRSB, he is the London Digital Clinical Champion for the Patient Online programme and involved in various interoperability projects across London. Phil's main focus is around bringing data together from different care settings to support the development of integrated care initiatives that will benefit patients.
Marlene Winfield, advisor on patient and carer issues
Marlene is an adviser on patient and service user empowerment and information governance. She currently advises Coordinate My Care (an end of life care programme for London) and the Summary Care Record team. Marlene is Vice Chair of the Thalidomide Trust and a member of the Legal Services Consumer Panel that advises the Legal Services Board on consumer aspects of regulation. Marlene was made an OBE in 2000 for services to civil justice reform.
Derek Felton, Chair of the finance committee
Derek is an independent consultant and recognised national thought leader on business intelligence and how it is used to drive performance improvement and better patient outcomes in health and wider care systems. Derek advises a range of clients on topics such as system and organisational turnaround, business intelligence strategies, urgent and unscheduled care, reductions in unwarranted clinical variation and new models of care.
Lazlo Igali, informatics advisor, Royal College of Pathologists
Laszlo is a practising histopathologist at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He has had a long interest and involvement in healthcare informatics, development of professional data standards and digital pathology. He is IT Advisor for the Royal College of Pathologists, co-chair of the Primary Care Pathology National User Group and professional lead for the development of the National Laboratory Medicine Catalogue.
Helene Feger, PRSB director of strategy, communications and engagement
Helene Feger, Director of strategy, communications and engagement
Helene Feger joined the PRSB in 2016 from the NHS, after working for 12 years as an NHS director of communications and engagement for strategic health authorities and provider trusts, delivering major service transformation in acute and mental health care. She led on the communications for the Jimmy Savile investigation at Broadmoor Hospital and produced the ground-breaking documentary ‘Broadmoor’ which was widely recognised for reducing stigma associated with serious mental illness. Before joining the NHS Helene was a national health correspondent and news editor, covering major issues including the Bristol heart surgery inquiry and NHS reforms.
Martin Orton, director of delivery and development (executive team)
Martin Orton, Director of Delivery and Development
Martin Orton spent 17 years working in the electronics and software sector, before moving into the NHS in 2002. Since then he has held a series of senior management roles, working at a national level to develop information tools and services. These tools and services have supported a wide range of areas, including performance improvement, commissioning and payment, and the development of new business and key customer relationships.
Lorraine Foley, CEO