University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust has appointed its first-ever chief digital information officer.

William Monaghan joins Derby and Burton from NHS England, where he held the role of transition director and director of operations in the organisation’s transformation department.

Monaghan brings with him more than 14 years’ experience gained within the NHS, including across NHS England, NHSX and acute trusts.

He said: “It’s a privilege to be joining University Hospitals of Derby and Burton as Chief Digital Information Officer and a board member. I am excited to help deliver the digital strategy and lead the use of new digital technologies and approaches to better support colleagues to deliver exceptional care for patients.”

Dr Kathy McLean OBE, chair, added: “I’m delighted that we have been able to recruit another highly skilled executive to the trust to build on the expertise we have here at UHDB.

“The new leadership team under Stephen Posey, continues to progress and I’m sure that this will improve the care we are able to provide to our patients and communities and the support we can give to our hard-working staff.”

A year ago University Hospitals of Derby and Burton created the first NHS closed loop medication supply using FHIR interoperability standards, by integrating its ePMA and its pharmacy stock control system.