IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE
'The Digitised Citizen and the NHS'
The 2010 Conference
was held at the prestigious Tankersley Manor Hotel which is north of Sheffield just
two minutes from junction 36 of the M1.
Manor began life as a 17th century manor house that
surpasses itself on the quaintness and charm front, with
its stone windowsills and original oak beams. The award
winning grounds are the epitome of a countryside idyll.
this wonderful setting that formed the backdrop to
our highly regarded two-day conference
held on 11th and 12th November 2010. This was our
19th consecutive year and the event has never been
stronger with all sponsorship opportunities taken up and
feedback from the delegates indicting that it was one of
our very best events.
A Word from the Chairman …
conference focussed on IM&T as a driver for
productivity, efficiency and clinical outcome
improvements. The Autumn Spending Review, together with
the recently published ‘Liberating the NHS – An
Information Revolution Consultation Document’, have
raised the bar even higher for NHS IM&T, and set out a
number of ground-breaking challenges.
these challenges will require a paradigm shift in the
way we think about our systems and the information they
contain. How we will deliver effective, secure and
flexible solutions, potentially in partnership
with emerging new ‘players’, that truly support
innovative new care models across geographical,
organisational, and health and social care boundaries?
Annual NYHDIF Conference focuses on these challenges and
asks the question: ‘Do we know what a 21st
Century Digital Citizen looks like, and can we meet
their expectations?’ As always, you can expect a lively
and thought- provoking event.
for your support, and I hope you enjoy this year’s
MBChB, MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edin), PhD, M Clin Edu. -
graduated from Edinburgh University Medical School, and
then trained in Renal Medicine at Sheffield and Leeds,
and The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Concord
Hospitals, Sydney, Australia before taking up a
Consultant Nephrologist post at Hull And East Yorkshire
Hospitals NHS Trust. He is currently:-
Consultant in Nephrology/General Internal Medicine;
Clinical Reader Hull York Medical School (HYMS); Senior
Director of Clinical Studies for HYMS;
Co-Director of UK Advanced Nephrology Course;
Head of School of Medicine - East Yorkshire;
Educational Ambassador - International Society of
Nephrology; Speciality Lead for Yorkshire Clinical
Research Network; Royal College of Physicians Locatity
Speciality Tutor for Nephrology; Facility member of the
Global Kidney Academy (GKA).
– is Director of Commissioning Development at Y&tH SHA.
Previously Ailsa was Chief Executive of NHS Barnsley
since its inception in April 2002 and prior to that,
Chief Executive of Barnsley Health Authority. Her career
has spenned Health and Social Care, commissioning,
provision (primarily in mental health and services for
people with learning difficulties) and performance
management at local and regional levels, She has a
passion for patient-determined care, having championed
this throughout her career.
- is Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance and
Investment at NHS Yorkshire and the Humber (formerly Y&H
SHA). He previously held a similar position at the
former West Yorkshire SHA. Prior to this he was Deputy
Chief Executive at Leeds Health Authority. Rob has also
been Director of Finance at Royal Hull Hospitals NHS
Trust. Before joining the NHS Rob spent eight years in
automotive engineering, working for GKN Engineering Plc.
- is a Director and Master Trainer at Dale Carnegie®. He
spent 14 years in the food production industry, before
joining Dale Carnegie® as a trainer in 1988. In 1990 he
joined their Sales Team in the North of England. In
1999 he was invited to become a Master Trainer working
with St Louis based Dale Carnegie University®, which
involves training and developing the global network of
trainers in over 80 countires. In the last five years
Mark has been on international assignments across the
USA, Europe and the Middle East. He has spent the last
17 years delivering programmes and presentations to
events all over Europe. His style is upbeat and positive
and very involving, he has a passion for making his
topics relevant to his audience so they get value from
it. He is a founder member of the Trainer Quality
Advisory Council for Dale Carnegie®, who set standards
and create strategy for the 3500 trainers worldwide.
- is a co-founder of i+ IT Ltd - a company dedicated to
health integration and interoperability and delivering
solutions to the NHS as rapidly as possible. John
originally trained as a Civil Engineer, but IT was
always his real calling and he now has over 30 years IT
experience gained across a variety of complex domains.
However, the health sector, with its complexity,
challenge and capacity to make a real difference to
ordinary people's lives, is where his professional heart
lies and where all his experience can best be utilised.
- has worked in the NHS for two years and is the
eLearning Lead at Y&H SHA. Her role entails promoting,
developing and implementing the eLearning strategy
across Yorkshire and the Humber, with the aim of
delivering financial benefits and improving the quality
of regional educational products.
joined the NHS in 1985 as a Medical Physics Technician
at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield, and after a
couple of years made the move to IM&T. Since then he
has worked as an IM&T professional for several
organisations spanning most care settings. More
recently he has spent a year as the acting CIO at
Barnsley NHS Hospitals Trust, and is currently seconded
to the Yorkshire and Humber SHA as an Assistant CIO
responsible for delivering specialist programmes.
is the Director, Strategy & Planning, at the Department
of Health, Informatics Directorate. Kathy leads on
strategy planning and monitoring within the DH
Informatics Directorate. Following the publication of
the Health White Paper, Equity and excellence:
Liberating the NHS, Kathy led the policy team that
produced the consultation paper, Liberating the NHS:
an Information Revolution, and is now managing the
consultation process. Kathy and her team have a track
record of effective partnership with stakeholders,
including the SHAs and wider DH to position informatics
as a key enabler of local and national objectives.
joined the Department of Health in 2006 as DH National
Implementation Director for the award winning Picture
Archive and Communication Systems (PACS) Programme,
having originally joined the NHS in 1991 working as a
change consultant across the North West Thames Region to
support the NHS market reforms of the 90s, building on
skills gained from her earlier working life as a
management consultant based in the City of London.
Subsequently her NHS career included roles as Director
of Mental Health Services and Trust Executive Director
with responsibilities including: performance,
information, modernisation and service improvement.
a BA (Hons) in Literature and Law from University
College, Cardiff in 1982, she was awarded her MSc (Econ)
in Health Informatics from University College,
Aberystwyth in 1998.
- has been Assistant Director of IT Services in Mid
Yorkshire Hospitals for last three years. He has
operational responsibility for all IT services including
technical teams, project management, systems admin and
training, and is also responsible for the Medical
Records function within the Trust. James and his team
have worked with a several partners to implement a
number of innovative solutions across the Trust to
improve both operational efficiency as well as quality
and access to information.
has worked on the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) Project
for four years and moved into the role of National
Learning Management System (NLMS) Account Manager at the
Y&H SHA from April this year. Her role entails advising
and supporting NHS Organisations within the Yorkshire
and Humber region to implement the NLMS and to achieve
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