The results of the Digital Health Networks Advisory Panel elections are in and the new CCIO, CIO and CNIO Advisory Panel members can now be exclusively revealed.
Following a popular online vote by members of Digital Health Networks, which opened on 12 June, and a series of lively election hustings webinars, the candidates were whittled down to 12 successful members for each network.
The bi-annual elections of the Advisory Panels are critical to the health of Digital Health Networks, providing an opportunity for new members to get involved and help shape the agenda.
They will set the priorities and direction for their respective Network over the next two years and from among their number now elect a chair and vice chairs to represent the community nationally. The Networks Advisory Panels for 2023-2025 are as follows:
CCIO Network Advisory Panel
- Dr Lia Ali, Doctor and Healthcare & Design Advisor, NHS England and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
- Dr Barbara Arroyo, Digital Psychiatrist and Mental Health Interim CCIO, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
- Dr Ameet Bakhai, CRIO / R&D Director, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
- James Brown, CCIO, Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
- Dr Jenny Cross, Consultant Nephrologist, CCIO & Interim Medical Director, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
- Dr Bishoy Dimitri, Director of Clinical Informatics, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Rhidian Hurle, CCIO Wales, Digital Heath Care Wales
- Ben Jeeves, Associate CCIO, Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
- Ramandeep Kaur, Group CCIO, University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group
- Dr Penny Kechagioglou, CCIO and Deputy CMO, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
- Dr Dermot O’Riordan, CMIO, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS FT (Ipswich & Colchester)
- Dr Devesh Sinha, CCIO and Stroke Consultant, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
CIO Network Advisory Panel
- Nick Black, CIO, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
- Amy Freeman, CDIO, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
- Barry Frostick, CDIO, Mid and South Essex Integrated Care Board
- Dawn Greaves, Digital Programme Manager, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership
- Abigail Harrison, CIO and Deputy Director of Quality, Innovation and Improvement, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
- James Hawkins, CDIO, York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Dr Paul Jones, CDIO, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
- Debbie Loke, CIO and Director of Digital, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
- David Newey, Interim CIO, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
- James Rawlinson, Director of Health Informatics, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
- Dr Paul Rice, CDIO, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
- Jonathan Sammut, Chief of Digital & Innovation and Deputy CIO, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
CNIO Network Advisory Panel
- Lucy Boot, Digital Midwife, The University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
- Antonia Brown, CNIO, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
- Emily Burch, Associate Director of Physical Health, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust
- Louise Croxall, CNIO, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust
- Hayley Grafton, CNIO, The Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Stacey Hatton, CNIO, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
- Misbah Mahmood, Deputy Chief Midwifery Information Officer, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
- Euan McComiskie, Health Informatics Lead, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
- Simon Noel, CNIO, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Ali Toft, Allied Health Information Officer, Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children NHS Foundation Trust
- Peter White, CNIO, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Ynez Symonds, CNIO, Solent Community and Mental Health Trust
You can read the full manifestos of each newly elected advisory panel member here.
Jon Hoeksma, CEO Digital Health, said: “Many congratulations to all those who were elected and everyone who took part in the elections, in which record numbers of network members voted.
“It’s really encouraging to have such a great mix of new and experienced network members elected, bringing fresh experience from across the sector.
“On the CCIO AP we have new members for trusts across England and a representative from Wales for the first time. From CIO, meanwhile, we have Ambulance trusts represented for the first time and very strong representation from trusts in the North of England in particular.
“While on the CNIO AP the successful candidates include a great mix of nurses, midwives and AHPs. The team at Digital Health look forward to working with the new advisory panels over the next two years.”
Next week, the newly elected panels will have their first meetings to make introductions and select a chair and vice chair. They will take place as follows:
- Monday 10 July – 12:30-13:30 – CCIO Advisory Panel
- Tuesday 11 July – 12:30-13:30 – CIO Advisory Panel
- Thursday 13 July – 12:30-13:30 – CNIO Advisory Panel
Digital Health Networks is an independent professional community of over 7,000 NHS IT leaders, dedicated to collaboration and sharing best practices for the effective use of digital technologies and data across the NHS.
The newly elected advisory panel members will be officially introduced to fellow network members at Digital Health Summer Schools, 27-28 July, University of Birmingham, which is this year celebrating its tenth anniversary. Registration, which is exclusive to network members, closes at the end of business on Friday.
The Networks are committed to sharing best practices for the effective use of digital technologies and data across the NHS and supporting the development of emerging digital leaders through mentorship and bursary programmes working with partners such as Fed-IP and the Shuri Network.
Advisory panel members take on a number of roles but are primarily the elected representatives providing a voice for colleagues, and working with national policy to influence the development of policies and programmes.