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 the Royal Mansell Award in recognition of her outstanding and sustained contributions in the field of health records management.