Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has appointed Kevin Jarrold as its new chief information officer.
He will replace Alistair Shearin, who is retiring, and start his new role in September. The trust is slated to be the next to deploy Cerner Millennium in London as part of the National Programme for IT in the NHS.
Jarrold has more than 20 years’ experience of NHS IT and information, and is currently programme director for the NHS London Programme for It, as well as chief information officer for London.
This morning, NHS London confirmed that when Jarrold takes up his new post in September, he will no longer be one of its directors.
In a statement, he said he was pleased to be taking up his new role because Imperial has a “fantastic reputation” for the quality of clinical outcomes and leading edge research.
“I am really looking forward to working with the tram at Imperial to ensure that IT continues to support this agenda and to make the Cerner implementation a success,” he said.
The trust has also announced Bill Shields will become its new chief financial officer. He is currently deputy chief executive of Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust’s chief executive, Mark Davies, said Jarrold’s appointment would boost the Millennium deployment, for which no timetable has been announced.
“Kevin will be instrumental in driving forward this critical piece of work which is already well underway in close conjunction with clinical colleagues,” he said.
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