Natasha Phillips has been named the chief nursing information officer for NHSX.
Phillips, who has been a nurse for 26 years, is the current chief nursing information officer (CNIO) at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH).
Ruth May, chief nursing officer for England, announced the appointment on Twitter. Phillips will take up her role at NHSX in April.
Delighted to announce that the brilliant Dr Natasha Phillips RN @NatashaRoseP is joining @teamCNO & @NHSX as our new CNIO. Great to see nurses leading our tech transformation. We look forward to welcoming her in April. #YearoftheNurseandMidwife
— Ruth May (@CNOEngland) February 19, 2020
Simon Eccles, NHSX’s CCIO and deputy CEO, tweeted to say he was “delighted” by her appointment.
I’m delighted to announce that Natasha Phillips @NatashaRoseP will be joining @NHSX as our new #CNIO As CNIO of the year and having delivered so much @uclh Natasha will bring huge skills and knowledge to our team.
— Simon Eccles (@NHSCCIO) February 19, 2020
I am grateful to the @digitalhealth2 network. You have been a great source of support & learning for me. You & the many inspirational digital nurses I know are key to my success and I look forward to working together in this new role https://t.co/RxaLc6Ak6K
— Dr Natasha Phillips RN (@NatashaRoseP) February 19, 2020
Following the award, she told Digital Health the CNIO role meant marrying up organisational objectives with individual expectations, while still approaching the table with an open mind.
Phillips will be speaking at Rewired 2020 on 4 March at London Olympia. Register now to see her live in the CCIO/CIO Theatre talking about UCLH’s Epic clinical informatics journey (11am) and a panel session with other 2019 Digital Health Awards winners (2pm).