Congratulations to the latest NHS Chief Clinical Information Officer. The sixth appointment to date.
Dr Ian Jackson is a consultant anaesthetist and the clinical safety officer at York Teaching hospitals and has just become CCIO.
I note that Ian Jackson has a range of responsibilities in addition to his CCIO role - that is good news, as
- he has the opportunity to stay 'street sharp' in his practice
- has the right to see and comment about the Trust and the new role holistically
- it is not (hopefully) a way to reduce the over-stretched HI department headcount by 1 senior post
- it provides a platform for better dialogue and more synergistic working between health informaticians and end users
I look forward to transparent reflective diary entries (from all of the CCIOs, even anonymously) on how this new role works, so others can benefit from it and avoid the rocks below the surface before anyone else hits them!
Yes and it is important that the CCIOs come from a range of different disciplines, with Ian being the first anaesthetist that we have been able to annouce as a 'CCIO'. We hope that this group will provide a bit more insight into the newly appointed CCIOs with the aim that they can comment on their current and future responsibilities.
I will later include more information on the remaining 5 CCIOs
When trying to convince consultants of the need for/benefits of some action I tend to think that many consultants will listen to a colleague more than a non consultant.
Likewise, when trying to convince Board members it helps if there is already a mutual relationship there.
Phil Koczan from UCLP
Paul Altmann from Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Kim Ashall from The Rotherham Foundation Trust
Ian Bailey from South London Healthcare NHS Trust
Rhidian Bramley from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.
More information can be found on Paul Altman, Kim Ashall, Ian Bailey and Phil KOczan on the CCIO campaign website www.ehi.co.uk/campaign/ccio.
There will be more interviews and features on the CCIOs appearing over the next few weeks.
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