Head of Education and Learning at the Royal College of Midwives
Carmel Lloyd joined the RCM in February 2014 from the Nursing and Midwifery Council, where she was the Standards Development Manager. Previously she was the Acting Head of Midwifery at the NMC and has also worked as a Lecturer and Programme & Curriculum Development Lead for Midwifery & Women’s Heath Studies at Kings College, University of London.
Carmel’s remit is to shape and support the delivery of the RCM strategy and professional activity for education and learning for members. She also takes the lead on advising internal and external stakeholders on regulatory matters and midwifery regulation. She has been working with all four UK countries on the development of their employer-led models of supervision for midwives and co-ordinating the development of education and training.
A regular speaker at conferences, she has extensive experience in healthcare policy and regulation, standards development, education and curricula development, midwifery practice and
Clinical Oncologist at the Royal College of Radiologists
Dr Ajay Aggarwal currently works as a Specialist Registrar in Clinical Oncology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust, London. He combines his clinical duties with his role as the Oncology Project Coordinator for The National Prostate Cancer Audit at The Royal College of Surgeons of England, a position he has held since April 2013. Dr Ajay is also a visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Division of Cancer Studies at King’s College London. He teaches on cancer economics and is undertaking related research.
Clinical Lead for Integrated Care at INTEROPen
Dr Amir Mehrkar is a practising GP with experience in multiple organisations in the south of England. He has held various clinical leadership positions where he has avidly promoted paperless systems, personalised health and social care, and patient centred information sharing. In 2016, Dr Amir co-founded INTEROPen, a supplier action group with the function of developing accessible open standards in the health and social care sector.
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine
Dr Benjamin Bloom is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK. He represents the Royal College of Emergency Medicine on our advisory board.
Four Nations Northern Ireland, Consultant Clinical Informatics Specialist
Dr Brendan O'Brien is a Consultant Clinical Informatics Specialist with a doctorate and MSc in public health, computer science and applications and healthcare informatics. Based in Northern Ireland, Dr O’Brien is the representative on PRSB's Advisory Board for the entire region.
Brendan is a busy man, making up part of the team on the e-health and social care improvement programme and acting as Programme Director for the health and social care web portal programme in Northern Ireland.
A member of the UK council for health informatics professions, he is involved in the running of ECHO Clinics, designed by the University of New Mexico to monitor the outcomes of services and treatment in their attempts to combat common diseases.
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
Dr Farzana Rahman splits her time as a Consultant Radiologist at University College London Hospital and Clinical Advisor at NHS Digital. She is also the lead for Digital Strategy at the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. After finishing her medical training, she completed an MSc in Health Economics and Policy from the London School of Economics. She has experience working within the healthcare sector in both developing and developed economies. This has included leading a project to implement a primary care service for an urban slum community in Bangladesh. She also recently spent time in the USA, where she worked as an a short-term strategy consultant for Everyday Health in New York.
Clinical Director TPP, Tech UK
Dr John Parry has been Clinical Director at TPP for eight years, after commissioning the company in 1998 to deliver a joined-up clinical record system across his local health community. He is still a practicing GP, and has worked in palliative care, oncology and GP commissioning in recent years, as well as information governance and clinical safety. His current role brings him into contact with GP providers, community and acute trusts, and local councils, in addition to other providers across the health and social care spectrum.
Director RCP Health Informatics Unit, Royal College of Physicians
Dr John Williams is Professor of Health Services Research at Swansea University Medical School, and a Founding Co-investigator in the Farr Institute. He is also an Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board. His interests include research into colitis treatments, the evaluation of innovative models of service delivery, patient-focused approaches to the measurement of outcome, and the use of routine data for research.
He is Director of the Health Informatics Unit at the Royal College of Physicians, where he has led the development of national standards for the structure and content of patient records and communications, in order to improve the quality of record keeping and data returns. John was also Director of Research & Development in Health and Social Care at the Welsh Government from 2002-7.
Chair of the Radiology Informatics Committee at the Royal College of Radiologists
Dr Neelam Dugar is a Consultant Radiologist at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Trust. Previously she sat as Chair of the UK Imaging Informatics Group, the UK’s leading forum for debate about digital imaging systems, of which she is still involved. She is interested in the impact of IT developments in healthcare, particularly in the field of clinical practice. Neelam is now the Chair of the Radiologist Informatics Committee.
Past Clinical Chair at the Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB)
Professor Iain Carpenter MD, FRCP is Emeritus Professor of Human Aging at the Centre for Health, Service Studies at the University of Kent and until May 2008 was a Consultant Physician at the East Kent Hospitals Trust in Canterbury.
He retired from being Chair of the Professional Record Standards Body for health and social care (www.theprsb.org) in September 2017 and from his position as Associate Director at the Health Informatics Unit of the Royal College of Physicians in London, where he was the clinical lead for the Record Standards Programme, in December 2015. He was president of the Institute of Health Records & Information Management (IHRIM) from 2012 – 2017..
He is a founder member of interRAI an international research collaboration that has developed a standardised assessment system that has implementations in 30 countries around the world (www.interrai.org). InterRAI Fellows have generated huge research income and publications that have impacted care and policy in many countries.
He led the OECD review of The
Professional Lead for Adult and Older Adult Psychological therapies
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Graham Fawcett has a wealth of experience internationally in both the health and social care and charity sectors. He has been a Clinical Psychologist in Hackney for nearly 10 years, and conducted research in the Middle East in trauma prevention.
Graham is currently employed as the Professional Lead for Adult and Older Adult Psychological therapies for East London NHS Foundation Trust, where he fulfils the additional role of Leader Clinical Champion for Information Management Technology.
Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and CCIO at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Dr James Reed has a passion for both IT and healthcare and was able to combine both in his role at Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust. In addition to his clinical position as Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, he was also appointed as Chief Clinical Information Officer in 2013.
The Trust uses technology across all aspects of its work and this was recognised with the recent award of the Global Digital Exemplar status. Dr Reed has wide experience in the implementation of technology in health settings.
CCIO, DH Informatics Directorate - Clinical Division
Dr Joe McDonald is Director of Connected Health Cities, North East and North Cumbria and Chairman of the National CCIO Network. He is also Practicing Consultant Psychiatrist & Chief Clinical Information Officer at NTW NHS Trust, England's largest Mental Health Trust. Joe has campaigned for and tried to measure better quality mental health services for 30 years and has a track record of engaging clinicians.
He is a founding member of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and management and the founding Chairman of the National Mental Health Informatics Network. An experienced Caldicott Guardian and accredited Clinical Safety Officer, Joe has worked as an inspector for the Commission for Health Improvement since its foundation in 1999 and for its successor organisations, CHAI, Healthcare Commission and CQC.
HIG rep of RCGP and JGPITC, Four Nations Wales
Dr Julian Costello represents the Royal College of General Practitioners, Health Informatics Group and is a member of the Joint General Practice Information Technology Committee (JGPITC).
He has more than 30 years’ experience as a General Medical Practitioner within the South Wales region and has been involved with medical informatics since introducing computers to his practice in 1988. Since then he has developed a strong interest in data standards, interoperability and data quality. He works within NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) in their clinical team and has been involved with several interoperability projects. He has a particular interest in clinical terminologies and has been involved with Read Code developments and their progression to CTV3.
He is currently a member of the NHS-Digital Expert Reference Group working on the implementation and adoption of SNOMED-CT within the UK particularly within Primary Care. He has contributed to various aspects of
Head of Technical Strategy & Governance eHealth, Four Nations Scotland
CCIO, Lead Obstetrician and Consultant Gynaecologist, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Specialist Advisor at ADASS and Department of Health & Programme Manager for NHS London Programme for IT
Keith Strahan works for the Health and Social Care Information Centre and has devised, led and implemented a number of large-scale transfer of care projects. This has involved a range of health and social care organisations, standardising documentation, and using national messaging and email standards. For example: moving London hospitals and local authorities from fax to secure email for Assessment, Discharge and Withdrawal Notices; developing the use of structured messaging in social care systems with the Adapter Demonstrator project; and initiating the Care Home and Secure email project, including setting up the Shropshire pilot.
Keith is a registered social worker with 20 years' experience working for various local authorities in community, hospital, mental health and primary care settings. Keith continues to collaborate with the Social Care Directorate at the Department of Health, with the Local Government Association, and with the Association of Directors of Adult Social
National Chairman IHRIM
Kim Bellis began her career in the NHS 35 years ago, spending time in a variety of administrative roles before becoming Assistant Manager. In 2001 Kim moved to the IT Department to take on a Project Manager role, implementing clinical IT systems. She was then approached by the Department of Health to work on the Copying Letters to Patients initiative on a part time secondment for 12 months.
Kim then became the Health Records Manager and over the following nine years her job has changed and now includes Corporate Records, Patient Administration Systems Manager, Data Quality Lead and Information Asset Owner for the electronic patient record. She is responsible for policy, legislation and compliance for records management.
Kim joined the Institute of Health Records and Information in 1988, and has been the National Chairman since 2009. She is a Fellow of the institute and was recently awarded
Director of Children's Social Services for Oxfordshire County Council
Lucy Butler is currently Director of Children's Services for Oxfordshire County Council and has been in post since December 2016. She believes in making Oxfordshire one of the best places for children and young people to have the best start in life. To achieve this with her team, she has embarked on a major transformation programme for children, education and families.
Lucy has more than 20 years' experience of working for local government. A trained nurse and social worker she has worked in the fields of adult mental health, learning disability and older people. In the last five years she has worked exclusively with children and families.
She is also a trustee for Respond, a small charity offering therapeutic support to children and adults with a learning disability who are victims or perpetrators of sexual abuse.
CIO Tower Hamlets CCG
Luke Readman is Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Tower Hamlets CCG, responsible for the strategic direction of informatics. In particular he is focused on the development of a single digital health record across all health and care platforms.
Luke is passionate about informatics as a tool to drive the clinical quality of care and support professional practice, using relevant, timely, accurate clinical data to systematically improve patient outcomes and the health of the population of East London.
Previously, he held roles as Chief Information Officer at Barts Health NHS Trust, Director of Informatics at the Wirral University NHS Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust in the North West and Acting Executive Director of Planning at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
A Radiographer by background with an MSc in Management, Luke brings combined clinical, managerial and executive experience. Luke has been working in the NHS since 1977.
Royal College of Midwives
Mandy Forrester is a highly experienced midwife with national and international experience in regulation, education, research, management and clinical practice.
Mandy qualified as a nurse at Westminster Hospital, London in 1981 and as a midwife at the Portsmouth School of Midwifery in 1985. She obtained the Advanced Diploma in Midwifery from the Royal College of Midwives in 1988 and qualified as a midwife teacher from Surrey University in 1990. In 2008, she obtained her MA in Midwifery Practice from Thames Valley University.
Mandy is now Maternity Specialist Adviser and Bank Hospital Inspector for the Care Quality Commission. She also provides technical advice to a UK Aid funded project on behalf of the Royal College of Midwives.
RCN e-health forum committee Chair
Matt Butler is a healthcare innovations leader with a clinical background, specialising in data analysis for clinical outcomes. Alongside his work for the Royal College of Nursing, where he is an e-health forum committee chair, Matt founded and owns proventheraphy.com – an online counselling and psychotherapy platform.
His most recent post was as Associate Director at Saint Health Ltd, which uses technology to help health providers improve their reach, effectiveness, cost and outcome.
Clinical Informatics Lead- Allied Health Professions Federation
Michael Folan is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with more than 20 years’ experience in the NHS and Sports Medicine.
Over the last 10 years he has moved into clinical informatics, with a range of roles at a local and national level. His informatics experience predominantly links to the delivery and optimisation of EPRs and digital capabilities through both local and national programmes.
He is currently working as the Clinical Informatics Lead for the Chief AHP Officer at NHS England and as Clinical Informatics Lead for the Global Digital Exemplar Programme at NHS Digital.
Royal College of Anaesthetists
Mike Grocott is the Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Southampton and Consultant in Critical Care Medicine at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.
He leads the Critical Care Research Area within the Southampton NIHR Respiratory Biomedical Research Centre and is Head of the Integrative Physiology and Critical Illness Group at the University of Southampton. He also leads the Anaesthesia and Critical Care Research Unit within University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS).
Audit Committee Chair, College of Occupational Therapists
Naomi Hankinson qualified as an occupational therapist in 1985, after taking a degree in philosophy at Manchester University. In the early years of her career she worked in mental health services, in professional, general and project management roles. In 2001 Naomi joined the North East London Mental Health Trust as joint Director of Therapies and was later seconded for two years to the Department of Health’s National Social Inclusion Programme leading on workforce. Naomi went on to become its Assistant Director for Evidence and Innovation, producing the Capabilities for Inclusive Practice, making a valuable contribution to the social inclusion agenda. In addition, Naomi provided support to develop the Department of Healths New Ways of Working for staff working in mental health services. She was made Visiting Fellow at London South Bank University during this time.
Naomi has worked as a Development Consultant at the University of
Nick Booth is a Health Informatics Practitioner with a special interest in Clinical information content standards and inter-organisational EHR Interoperability.
Previously a General Practitioner in Northumberland UK, Nick now works in Health Information as CIO for Connected Health Cities North East and North Cumbria and is a member of various national and international medical, political, and standards organisations involved in health information.
Resuscitation Council (UK)
Peter-Marc Fortune was an Executive Committee member of Resus Council from 2008-12 and was re-elected in 2015. He is currently Associate Head of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital where he is a consultant in paediatric intensive care. He has held the position of Director of Resuscitation & Simulation Services for Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2006. He is the President of the Paediatric Intensive Care Society and Chair of the UK children’s patient safety collaborative, Making it Safer Together (MiST).
Peter-Marc has held a keen interest in resuscitation and end-of–life care throughout his career. Most recently he has represented PICS & the RCPCH on the Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT) working group. He has been an APLS & GIC director for over 15 years. He led the development of the Paediatric Acute Illness Management Course and chaired the working groups
CCIO and represenative for Ireland Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Dr Ray Nethercott is a Consultant Paediatrician and Chief Clinical Information Officer for the Western HSC Trust in Northern Ireland.
He has postgraduate qualifications in Health Informatics from the University College Dublin and Postgraduate Medical Education from Queens University Belfast.
Four Nations Wales
Head of Information Standards for NHS Wales, Rebecca Cook is responsible for developing, implementing and reviewing standards.
Her role is contributing to the development of a shared understanding of data and information in NHS Wales.
Communications Director for IHRIM
Sean Brennan’s career began in Pathology where he enjoyed the position of Chief MLSO in Immunology, then in Clinical Audit and more latterly in Health Informatics. He has constantly strived to raise the profile of eHealth and Health Informatics as a genuine mechanism for supporting and improving the delivery of clinical care.
Sean Brennan has had his own Health Informatics Consultancy (Clinical Matrix Ltd) since 2002 and in that time been involved in many varied and interesting local and national health informatics projects both in England and Scotland.
He has recently joined The Institute of Health Records & Information Management (IHRIM) in a voluntary role as their Director of Communications.
Consultant Pharmacist, Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Stephen Goundrey-Smith qualified as a pharmacist in 1989, and gained an MSc in Information Science at City University, London. He has worked as a hospital pharmacist, in medical affairs in the pharmaceutical industry and as an electronic prescribing and pharmacy analyst in the healthcare IT industry. He works as a consultant, writer and trainer in pharmacy informatics and medicines management. He is pharmacy informatics adviser to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, the professional body for pharmacists in England, Wales and Scotland.
Stephen has published widely on pharmacy informatics and other pharmacy issues, and is the author Principles of Electronic Prescribing (2012)(2nd Ed) (Springer Science), an introduction to hospital electronic prescribing, and Information Technology in Pharmacy: An Integrated Approach (2012)(Springer Science), an overview of all aspects of medicines management informatics. He was international keynote speaker at Electronic Medication Management in Melbourne, Australia, in 2012, and in Sydney, Australia
Chief Medical Officer, IMS Maxims
Michael is the chief clinical officer for the National Programme for IT, and senior medical advisor to the Choose and Book and PACS (picture archiving and communication system) programmes.
He has developed numerous clinically-led systems within the NHS including working with the end of life team at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust to co-design Coordinate My Care, a shared end of life care register. He’s also been instrumental across various successful clinical, informatics and research initiatives, including the introduction of the ‘clinical five’ into the Department of Health’s 2008 health informatics review – a basis for fundamental clinical functionality within a hospital today.
After qualifying as a doctor in 1976 from Cambridge University, he went on to become director of liver and renal transplantation at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, and served as chairman of the IM&T Strategy Committee for the city’s hospitals. Michael
Outcomes Project Officer at Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Kathryn Moyse qualified as a speech and language therapist from City University, London in 2014, after studying linguistics at the University of Cambridge.
She worked in independent practice as a speech and language therapist in mainstream schools in south east London before joining the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists in 2016.
As part of her current role, she co-ordinates several projects related to health informatics and has developed a keen interest in this area.
Chair of the Registered Nursing Home Association
Chief Medical Information Officer Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
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. Nationally Dr Chaudhry chairs (i) the UK Renal Data Collaboration harmonising data flows from all UK renal units using UK / international interoperability standards, and (ii) the Renal Association Clinical Data Standards Committee with oversight of the UK Renal SNOMED CT subset.
He is also the PRSB secondary care representative on the NHS Standardisation Committee for Care Information. Informatics related papers cover areas such as clinical data visualisations (Nephron Clin. Pract. 2011), autoimmune vasculitis (NEJM 2012), HLA matching at transplantation (Transplantation 2009, 2011, Hum. Immunol 2011, Cell Stem Cell 2012, Kidney Int.
Chair of Informatics committee, Royal College of Emergency Medicine
Emergency and Acute Physician with Management and Medical Informatics experience and a track record of Emergency Department (A&E) and Acute Care management experience.
Tom’s time is split between clinical work and health IT as clinical lead for the Emergency Care Data Set project, medical director of Xenplate.com a secure NHS-certified cloud-based medical data platform and as management consultant in informatics and acute healthcare.
Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Chief Clinical Information Officer at Public Health England
RCN Knowledge and Resources Manager and Professional Lead for the eHealth Forum
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.
Chair of 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.
Clinical director for health and care
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.
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.
British Computer Society
Philip is a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems in the Centre for Healthcare Modelling & Informatics at the University of Portsmouth, past chair of HL7 UK, a vice-chair of the BCS Health & Care Executive and a member of the Royal College of Radiologists informatics committee. He has more than 20 years' experience in NHS information technology, working in primary, community and acute care sectors.
AHP Advisor ISD, Four Nations Scotland
Euan McComiskie qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2007, working clinically for eight years and combining this with informatics since 2012 in NHS Lothian. He was appointed as Allied Health Professionals (AHP) Informatics Lead in 2014 and since then has been part of several projects to digitalise AHP services and optimise the use of the electronic patient record. He was appointed as AHP Advisor in the Information Services Division of NHS National Services Scotland in 2015. Nationally, Euan has supported delivery of the AHP Musculoskeletal Waiting Times (MSK) four week standard and the initiation of a minimum dataset for all AHPs in Scotland.
Euan is passionate about using Informatics to develop clinical practice for AHPs in Scotland and supporting a growing number of clinicians engaged with Informatics via the Nursing Midwifery and AHP (NMAHP) National eHealth Network.