1 April 2015 09:23

CCIO Insight

On holiday in the Alps, Joe McDonald invents teleplumbing. Now he’s got big plans for Skypiatry…
23 March 2015

Enter the CCG: filling the smoke filled void


CCIO profile: Martin Gray


CCIO profile: Jo Dickson


Joe’s view: An SCR iPhone app?


Enter the CCG on wall washing and sex

Map of CCIOs

Current CCIO appointments. Click map for more information.

CCIO profile: Jo Dickson

25 February 2015

CCIO profile: Bolton’s team

20 January 2015

CCIO profile: Afzal Chaudhry

1 October 2014

CCIO profile: Dr Amir Mehrkar

1 September 2014

CCIO profile: Dermot O’Riordan

18 August 2014


EHealth Insider Issue No 676, 27 March 2015 The government might or might not have met its patient access to records target as it gets ready to up sticks for the general election.

EHI Primary Care Issue 510, 25 March 2015 EHI Primary Care revealed that Kemi Adenubi was to leave her GPSoC role, and Joe McDonald invented teleplumbing.

EHI Acute Issue 86, 31 July 2014 The DH lost its NPfIT dispute with Fujitsu, while trusts outlined the projects they would be running with tech fund 1 money.

Health CIO Network Issue No 23, 26 March 2015 Devising a strategy to implement an electronic health record, going out and completing a procurement or procurements, and then successfully implementing the new software is one of the biggest tasks that NHS IT directors are likely to face.

CCIO Leaders Network Newsletter issue 67, 19 March 2015 This week sees the start of the publication of the CCIO Leaders Network Handbook.

EHealth Insider Issue No 675, 20 March 2015

EHI Primary Care Issue 509, 18 March 2015

EHealth Insider Issue No 674, 13 March 2015

CCIO Leaders Network Newsletter issue 66, 12 March 2015

EHI Primary Care Issue 508, 11 March 2015

EHealth Insider Issue No 673, 6 March 2015

Health CIO Network Issue No 22, 5 March 2015

EHI Primary Care Issue 507, 4 March 2015

EHealth Insider Issue No 672, 27 February 2015

CCIO Leaders Network Newsletter issue 65, 26 February 2015

What is the CCIO campaign?

The CCIO Leaders Network has been established to promote and develop chief clinical information officers across the NHS.

The CCIO vision and 12 point plan, launched in January 2014, details how CCIOs can help to deliver an improved health service through a clinically led information agenda, and the CCIO Leaders Network is now working to promote it at all levels.

The CCIO Leaders Network also delivers an extensive programme of events with its partners, the highlights of which are the annual summer school in July and the CCIO Leaders Network Annual Conference in November.

Sign up to express your support, be sent more information, and to opt to receive our regular newsletter, which includes provocative columns, profiles, and advance notice of events and other ways to contribute to the development of CCIOs.


The event is a one day CCIO/CIO Best Practice site visit to Southampton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, exploring how health and social care organisations across Hampshire have collaborated to develop the Hampshire Health Record.

The day will provide an opportunity to find out more about how HHR has been developed to date, the approach taken to information governance, current and future planned use cases – including a tour of HHR use in Medical Assessment and Emergency Departments. Delegates will also be able to learn how HHR has overcome technical challenges and worked with a range of suppliers to build a rich shared health and social care record.

We will also be hosting a joint CCIO/CIO networking drinks event the evening before Tuesday 31 March.

Click here for the full agenda and further information


This joint CCIO/CIO one day site visit and best practice conference will share the experience and work on EPR development, clinical IT, record sharing and CCIO/CIO collaboration at King’s College Hospital.  This event hopes to provide attendees with a better understanding of the lessons and experiences of digital health work at King’s and to gain best practice insights that they can apply to their own organisations

A joint CCIO & Health CIO Networking Dinner will be held the evening before, Wednesday 29 April in London (venue TBC)

Click here for the full agenda and further information

King's Fund in London

This half day event focused on the collaborative approaches that chief clinical information officer are developing to secure benefits for patients.

Read a summary of the event, and explore all the presentations.

York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

This half day event looked at how technology can be used to support and improve patient safety.

Read a summary of the event, and explore all the presentations.

Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield

This event brought together five networks in the North East to find out how they can collaborate to push forward the digital health agenda in their local areas.

Read a summary of the event, and explore all the presentations.

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

This one-day conference highlighted leading NHS open source developments and provided the opportunity for delegates to learn about and share insights into harnessing open source and agile development approaches to NHS IT challenges.

Read a summary of the event, and explore all the presentations.


The first CCIO Leaders Network best practice webinar will be held on Friday 27 June at 12:30pm. CCIO Leaders Network chair Dr Joe McDonald will present on the development of the north east discharge summary alongside Mark Thomas, chair of the North East CIO group. The presentations will be followed by an open Q&A.

CCIO Summer School
The Judge Business School, Cambridge

The event included updates on national directives that have a direct impact on the work of clinical information leaders and talks from chief clinical information officers from around the country. It included a site visit to Addenbrooke’s Hospital to see the change management processes that underpin its upcoming installation of the Epic electronic patient record. Click here for a summary of the event.

Millennium Room Ground Floor, Waterfront 4, Newcastle, NE15 8NY Newburn United Kingdom

The second network of networks meeting focused on the north east shared GP discharge summary which was developed as a result of the Spring meeting.
The morning provide an update on the work of the professional records standards body and the importance of adopting standards especially in relation to the shared GPdischarge summary. The afternoon session was an opportunity for the different networks to hold joint meetings, in particular the regional CCIO Leaders Network and the North East CIO network.

The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 5EP

This network event focused on how integrating Speech Recognition Solutions into your chosen EHR will help you achieve and accelerate the clinical and other benefits of the EHR.  It was an opportunity for clinical and non-clinical CIOs to understand the challenges, pain points, solutions and benefits in real-life implementations of Speech Recognition Solutions integrated into the EHR.  There were a number of case studies within secondary care including one funded by an award from the first Nurse Tech Fund and will be revealing the current status of benefits realization for this project. 


View the Webinar

Our first of a monthly series of Best Practice Webinars was presented by Dr James Reed, CCIO & Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist on Friday 24 September. This CCIO Best Practice Webinar saw Dr Reed cover the topic "Video Conferencing in the real world"



On 31st October our second Best Practice webinar was presented by Adrian Byrne, Director of Information Management and Technology at Southampton University Hospitals. 

If you missed the presentation or wish to see it again, please click here.


- 2 days
NEC, Birmingham

The national conference returns to EHI Live. Chief clinical information officers and all those working in clinical informatics come together to hear from international and national speakers on the issues that affect the way informatics can support improvements in clinical care.  Delegates will hear from CCIOs in the midst of implementations to share best practice and see what is new in the market. Find out more on the conference website.


View November's CCIO Best Practice Webinar  

CCIO Dr Michael Fisher's presentation looks at the approach of the Royal Liverpool University Hospital in trying to implement electronic patient consenting. Other examples of similar projects will be covered and the legal background will also be discussed. The solution that has been adopted will be presented in some detail along with a discussion of the pros and cons of this approach. Finally, there will be a discussion on how to fit a similar project into an overall IT strategy. Click here to view the webinar



View December's Webinar

Connecting Care is the clinical systems interoperability programme for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. It is one of three National exemplar sites for interoperability. In 2013 it went live with its first detailed shared care record joining together information across health and social care. It has the backing of 17 Health and Social Care organisations and is changing the way care is delivered across our city and surrounding areas. Presented by Andy Kinnear, Director of Informatics and Business Intelligence at South West Commissioning Support.



To view this webinar please click here

Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) has been leading the way in the local borough to ensure that health and social care organisations are working together to deliver a more integrated approach to support the population of 320,000 people.
Essential in this challenge is having strong and robust Information Governance and Data Sharing Controls in place. Primarily data controllers need to have assurance that information they give access to is secured and used appropriately, but more importantly patients need to be assured that their information is only accessed by clinicians involved in the delivery of their care and with their consent built into the process.
The Webinar, presented by Jonathan Kerry, Head of Business Information at NHS Wigan Borough CCG, outlines how we have approached this challenge, the work completed to date and how we are driving forward to make a big difference to care delivery in Wigan.



View January's Webinar

Patient access to records –the long term vision and how current GP contractual requirements support this

Presented by Dr Phil Koczan, CCIO, UCLPartners & NELFT this webinar described the vision and potential benefits of encouraging patient access to their records along with providing an update on the current drive to promote access to GP records. The challenges and opportunities around expanding access beyond the GP record are also discussed.


February's Health CIO Best Practice Webinar 

Work in SLaM around mhealth and PHR's was presented by Dave Newton, Programme Manager and Dr Lia Ali, Clinical Implementation Lead, eMPOWERMENT Team - myHealthLocker - South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. 

The Presentation covered:

1. Their experience building and deploying myhealthlocker across primary and secondary care
2. Clinical Implementation: barriers and enablers
3. Impact to date
4. Moving forward with a Digital Personal Health System

Click here for a full recording




View Webinar

Following on from the Personalised Health and Wellbeing 2020, this webinar outlines key areas of work being progressed in conjunction with local integration pioneers in addressing key blockers, key priorities such as transfers of care and the development of the clinical and commissioning cases for change. We are keen to link up with leading local organisations who are working in these areas to be part of this collaboration. 

Welcome and Introduction by: Dr Joe McDonald, Chair of the CCIO Leaders Network
Presented by: Inderjit Singh, Head of Enterprise Architecture, NHS England
Inderjit Singh spent 7 years with a global management consultancy delivering technology innovation across financial services, telecoms and retail sectors and the last 8 years in Healthcare firstly as a supplier and now as part of the NHS. He is now Head of Enterprise Architecture at NHS England working on a number of strategic themes such as interoperability, business architecture and citizen identity. He previously led a portfolio of strategic informatics programmes and initiatives on behalf of NHS England and DH Informatics Directorate including Health Apps strategy for patients and public, QIPP Digital lead as well as leading on the Interoperability programme and the Interoperability Toolkit (ITK) that underpins the “connect-all” approach to enable local teams to join up of care at a local level.


Health CIO Best Practice Webinar - Friday 27 March 12:30

Best practices for clinical buy-in when procuring and evaluating your new EHR

Presented by Mike Jones, CIO, North Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

Click here to register

EHI News

Financial pressures could cause Humber NHS Foundation Trust to move to a ‘best of breed’ approach with its clinical IT systems when its national contract for CSC's Lorenzo expires, according to the trust’s board of directors.
1 April 2015


Both Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have chosen Cerner Millennium as their new electronic patient record system.
31 March 2015

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has chosen Servelec’s RiO electronic patient record system for community health services as part of an £8 million investment in a new EPR.
1 April 2015

NHS business plan highlights IT goals

1 April 2015

Notts and Durham tap Nervecentre

31 March 2015

Planning key to interoperability - BCS

31 March 2015

King's develops arthritis app

30 March 2015

Challenge Fund wave two pilots unveiled

30 March 2015

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