Dr Joe McDonald

CCIO Network

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.