Without strong leadership, the NHS will struggle overcoming the unprecedented challenges technology delivery can pose. From procurement to deployment and the NHS Digital Academy’s progress, this hub will let you know the latest in the NHS digital leadership arena.

Chief innovation officers ‘needed within NHS organisations’

Nuffield Trust releases new briefing on innovation

The move to on ‘open and transparent’ NHS culture

BJ-HC spoke to journalist and olympian Matthew Syed about learning from errors and the importance of a ‘growth mindset’

West Suffolk goes live with second phase of EPR programme

BJ-HC spoke to Global Digital Exemplar CIO Mike Bone


Applications open for NHS Digital Academy training

Three cohorts of 100 people will be selected to receive training under the NHS Digital Academy umbrella.

BLOG: IT due diligence key to clinical safety

The implementation stage of any new IT system is one of heightened risk – not just from a business or IT standpoint, but from a care standpoint too. However, many organisations are failing to give clinical risk management the focus it deserves.

EXCLUSIVE: Advancing the process of digital transformation in healthcare - the Welsh model (2)

Andrew Griffiths, Director and Chief Information Officer at the NHS Wales Informatics Service, told BJ-HC that the additional funding for the NHS in Wales will be used to generate a ‘real push’ on implementation.

EXCLUSIVE: Advancing the process of digital transformation in healthcare - the Welsh model

Andrew Griffiths, Director and Chief Information Officer at the NHS Wales Informatics Service, told BJ-HC about latest developments in digital health across Wales.

BLOG: Leading Change, Adding Value: a framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff

Transformation, as set out within the Five Year Forward View (FYFV) is being delivered so we have health and care services that can adapt to the future. There is recognition that we cannot rely on what might be regarded as the more ‘traditional’ solutions to some of our major pressures and that we need to think somewhat differently as we move...

NHS England seeks CCIO to lead delivery of digital transformation agenda

NHS England looks for new CCIO as Keith McNeil returns to Australia.

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust appoints first CCIO as CQC raises EPR concerns

The seventh largest mental health trust in the UK has now created a CCIO role as a response to concerns raised by the Care Quality Commission.

Afzal Chaudhry, Cambridge University Hospitals CCIO, joins HIMSS UK Advisory Board

BJ-HC spoke to Dr Afzal Chaudhry, Associate Lecturer, Consultant Nephrologist and Chief Clinical Information Officer at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, about the trust’s progress within the Global Digital Exemplar scheme and the HIMSS UK Advisory Board.

HIMSS UK announces members of first ever Advisory Board

The Advisory Board will include, among others, Richard Corbridge, currently transitioning out of his tenure as Health Service Executive CIO in Ireland to become the CIO of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and NHS Digital Chief Nurse Anne Cooper, a digitally-empowered patient with diabetes.

Irish Health Service Executive appoints interim CIO

The recruitment process for a permanent CIO is being co-ordinated by the Health Service Executive in collaboration with Gartner.

Achieving the population health management ‘vision’ through digital capabilities

Ahead of the Executive Leadership Summit at the King’s Fund in London on 18 October, HIMSS UK Chief Medical Officer Mark Davies tackles the issue of ‘patient-centred care’ versus ‘place-based care’ and the role of digital capabilities.

Dr Zafar Chaudry appointed as Senior VP and CIO of Seattle Children’s Hospital

Dr Zafar Chaudry is moving on from his role at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to become Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust achieves HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 6

London hospital becomes the fourth organisation in England to reach Stage 6 of the internationally recognised HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM).

HIMSS Europe and HIMSS UK Launch stand-alone platforms for established media brands

HIMSS Europe and HIMSS UK have launched dedicated channels for two of its established online media brands, Insights and the British Journal of Healthcare Computing (BJ-HC).

Farr Institute director to move to Microsoft

The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research Director Ian Buchan will join Microsoft’s Cambridge research facility in October.

HIMSS Europe launches Future50

HIMSS Europe has launched Future50, a new initiative designed to bring together the top 50 leaders in healthcare IT across UK and Europe, supported by IBM Watson Health, that aims to further the field's transformation...

Dr Zafar Chaudry steps down from CIO role at Cambridge, GDE and EMRAM stage 6 site

Dr Chaudry will be returning to the US this October to pursue a new opportunity.

Rachel Dunscombe to chair HIMSS UK advisory board

HIMSS UK is setting up an advisory board to provide ‘strategic and clinical oversight’

Leadership interview: Approaching digital transformation in a mental health setting

BJ-HC took the opportunity to speak to David Wyndham Lewis, Director of Technology and Transformation at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, about the mental health organisation’s path towards digital maturity.

Scotland reinforces commitment to digital in new pharma strategy


NHS Digital sets up first e-nursing week

corbridge, eHealth

EXCLUSIVE: Corbridge - The next chapter

nhs digital

Sarah Wilkinson steps into NHS Digital CEO role

McNeil, NHS England

McNeil to depart from his role as CCIO for Health and Care

EXCLUSIVE: Developing a technologically empowered health and care system



HIMSS UK@HIMSS_UK 30.08.2017
Dillan Yogendra@DillanYogendra1 30.08.2017
HIMSS Insights@HIMSSInsights 30.08.2017
OLS@UK_Life_Science 30.08.2017
Theo Blackwell@camdentheo 29.08.2017
Health2Dublin@Health2Dublin 29.08.2017
EXCLUSIVE: Corbridge - The next chapter | Health IT Central https://t.co/SJNPv22XUo
Emma Jackson@emmajackson45 29.08.2017
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Emma Jackson@emmajackson45 29.08.2017
Morecambe Bay hospitals improve workflows with new enterprise-wide PACS | Health IT Central https://t.co/M6P2KM1mbI
David Wall@dtwall1 29.08.2017
Ransomware attack disrupts services at NHS Lanarkshire | Health IT Central https://t.co/4bDhVdAzPu
CQC Press Office@CQCpressoffice 29.08.2017
From the 'CQC finds Boots online pharmacy services ‘safe and effective’ https://t.co/T5f0Iipigs
CQC@CareQualityComm 29.08.2017
Emil Peters@310emil 29.08.2017
NHS Lanarkshire@NHSLanarkshire 29.08.2017
HIMSS UK@HIMSS_UK 29.08.2017
Follow (British Journal of Healthcare Computing) for the latest in UK health tech; soon a standalone platform
St George's CCIO@STGCCIO 28.08.2017
Cerner backs Child Protection - Information Sharing scheme | good to see paediatrics being taken seriously https://t.co/vxuOjflf8L
ICO@ICOnews 28.08.2017
Recap: employee fined for illegally accessing and disclosing patient information - https://t.co/a3e0Yffr2T
MorecambeBayNHSTrust@UHMBT 25.08.2017
NEW: Morecambe Bay hospitals improve workflows with new enterprise-wide - https://t.co/ZgVNEx33ni
Scottish Government@scotgov 25.08.2017
ICYMI: Scotland reinforces commitment to in new strategy https://t.co/FnecE6GJcB