On the latest episode of the Digital Health Unplugged Networks series, which is focused on developing the next generation of NHS chief information officers (CIOs), Jordan Sollof is joined by Abigail Harrison and Adam Ansell.

The pair discuss what is needed to become an effective health CIO and how they envision the role of the NHS CIO changing and evolving in the next decade.

They then highlight some strategies and initiatives to attract and retain top talent before suggesting how to better support the development of a diverse pool of digital leaders, ensuring representation from various backgrounds and perspectives.

Lastly, the panellists shine a light on some effective approaches and programmes for mentoring and developing emerging leaders in healthcare technology, specifically aimed at preparing them for the role of a CIO within the NHS.


Abigail Harrison, chief digital and infrastructure officer at Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Adam Ansell, digital innovation programme manager at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

The panellists are speaking in a personal capacity; therefore all views are their own and do not represent the views of their organisation.

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