Mr Bill Aylward
Consultant ophthalmic surgeon
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Bill Aylward is a consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital, where he was medical director for eight years, and where he is director of the OpenEyes project. He chairs the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ Informatics Committee, is a past president of the European Society of Retinal Specialists, and vice president of the Club Jules Gonin.
Dr Jack Barker
Consultant in general and respiratory medicine, clinical director for IT, and chief clinical information officer
King’s College Hospital, London
Jack Barker is a respiratory and general physician at Kings College Hospital. His clinical interests include tuberculosis and lung cancer, and he was clinical lead for respiratory medicine at King’s for seven years. Jack started working with electronic patient record programme at Kings in 1999 and has been associated with it ever since. He was made clinical director for IT (CCIO) in 2009, and his achievements include the trust’s extensive use of electronic prescribing and bedside clinical noting.
Mr Giulio Bognolo
Chief medical Officer
Giulio Bognolo was a consultant cardio-thoracic surgeon at three of London teaching hospitals and the clinical director for service transformation at South London Healthcare NHS Trust. He was also a consultant at the European Medicines Agency, and an editor at the British Medical Journal. Before joining Cerner, he was the chief executive of Hepburn and Langley, a management consultancy specialising in service transformation and medical workforce management and planning.
Dr Rhidian Bramley
Chief clinical information officer
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Rhidian Bramley is chief clinical information officer at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester. Among other things, he is also director of clinical radiology, a member of the trust’s informatics board, former PACS lead for NHS Connecting for Health, and a former chair of the UK Imaging Informatics Group.
Dr Mark Davies
Former clinical and public assurance director
Dr Mark Davies, a practicing GP in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, worked with NHS Connecting for Health on the clinical contents service and Choose and Book programme. He joined the Health and Social Care Information Centre in 2008 as the organisation’s executive medical director and went on to become its director for clinical and public assurance. Between April 2011 and April 2013, Mark was also an advisor to the Cabinet Office on open data for health.
Dr Jenny Dean
Harris Healthcare Solutions
Jenny Dean is the medical director for Harris Healthcare in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) with ten years experience as an NHS doctor, specialising in anaesthesia. Previously, she was the founding executive director for the Centre for Health Leadership and Enterprise at Cambridge’s Judge Business School.
Dr Susan Hamer
National director for nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions
Clinical Division, Informatics Directorate
Susan Hamer was director of nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals at NHS Connecting for Health, and, as a nurse herself, she continues to provide clinical leadership around the nurse workforce. Susan is the author of a number of books on evidence-based practice and leadership, and is a fellow of the Queen’s Nursing Institute.
Professor Jonathan Kay
Clinical informatics director
NHS Commissioning Board
Professor Jonathan Kay is clinical informatics director at NHS England. Before that, he was a consultant chemical pathologist at the Oxford University Hospitals and visiting professor of health informatics at the Centre for Health Informatics, City University London. He has been chair of the Information Group of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and was a senior consultant to the Design Authority of the National Programme for IT.
Dr Phil Koczan
Chief information officer
Phil Koczan has a long track record in general practice, IT and informatics. A GP for 18 years, he has taken on various clinical advisory roles to Torex (which merged with iSoft in 2003), BT and the London Programme for IT. He is currently chief information officer for UCL Partners, one of the UK’s first academic health science partnerships, which aims to translate cutting edge research and innovation into health and wealth for patients and populations.
Dr Raj Kumar
General practitioner, Eric Moore Partnership, Cheshire; chair and founder, NHS Clinical Leaders Network; medical director - Integral Healthcare UK; national clinical lead for commissioning, the Department of Health Informatics Directorate
Raj Kumar is a GP from Cheshire and chair of the NHS Clinical Leaders Network. Raj has been associate medical director for the World Class Commissioning initiative, national clinical lead for the NHS Modernisation Agency and Choose and Book, and NHS Connecting for Health’s lead clinician for Map of Medicine. He is part of the clinical leadership team at the Department of Health Informatics Directorate, where he works closely with the commissioning development team.
Dr John Lockley
Clinical lead for informatics
John Lockley is a part-time GP in Ampthill, Bedfordshire; clinical lead for informatics at NHS Bedfordshire CCG; chair of iSUG, the independent CSC primary care user group; a member of the national clinical reference panel for Choose and Book; a member of the GPES advisory panel and joint implementation board; and primary care clinical coordinator for the Midlands and East MedeAnalytics programme.
Dr William Lumb
Chief clinical information officer
Dr William Lumb has been lead GP in Sedbergh, a busy rural Yorkshire Dales practice, since 2004. He started with health informatics in 2007, and was appointed clinical lead for informatics for NHS Cumbria in 2010. He works across most healthcare sectors, as senior responsible officer and budget holder for numerous IT programmes. He has been developing a national voice on health informatics, and is also the doctor for his local mountain rescue team.
Dr Joe McDonald
Chair of the mental health group
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Joe McDonald is a practising NHS consultant psychiatrist. He has been an NHS trust medical director and national clinical lead for IT at NHS Connecting for Health. His experiences in the National Programme for IT have left him with a passion for usability and end user knowledge networks. He is the founding chair of the National Mental Health Informatics Network - motto: “we don’t get fooled again”.
Dr Jonathan Richardson
Chair, informatics committee
The Royal College of Psychiatrists
Dr Jonathan Richardson is Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust’s clinical director of informatics and a consultant in old age psychiatry. He is also chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ informatics committee and chair of the North East Clinical Health Informatics Forum, a network that aims to share information, best practice, and ideas for change.
Professor Michael Thick
Chief medical officer and chief clinical information officer
Michael Thick qualified as a doctor in 1976 and trained as a junior doctor in London. He was made senior registrar to Professor Sir Roy Calne in Cambridge, and has set up several transplant units. He also served as a chief clinical officer at the Department of Health.
Professor John Williams
Director of Health Informatics Unit
Royal College of Physicians
John Williams is professor of health service research at the College of Medicine, Swansea University, and consultant gastroenterologist at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board. From 2002-07 he was Director of R&D for Wales. He directs the Health Informatics Unit at the Royal College of Physicians of London, which he established in 2001, from where he has championed structured patient records, and the use of patient data for research.
Dr Wai Keong Wong
North London Rotation
Wai Keong Wong is a haematology registrar in the North London Rotation. He is an active participant at the NHS Hackdays and can be heard bi-weekly on the Digital Doctor podcast on iTunes. He led a joint BCS and Department of Health project on creating guidance for safe keeping of electronic health and social records, and was the inaugural chair of the CCIO Leaders Network advisory panel.