64

Members

This is the number of CCIOs who are part of our regional network

52

Organisations

This is the number of NHS organisations across the region that we are supporting

THE MIDLANDS CCIO NETWORK

The Midlands Chief Clinical Information Officers’ Network (known as: Midlands CCIO Network) is a regional network of CCIOs, Chief Nursing Information Officers (CNIOs), Clinical Safety Officers (CSOs) from NHS Organisations across the East and West Midlands regions of England, UK.

The role of the CCIO is to work alongside NHS Trust Boards, and to also work with the front line clinical staff and middle management to empower teams and drive forward digital transformation across the NHS.

The members of our Midlands CCIO network work collaboratively to share knowledge and best practice, which ultimately improves the quality and safety of care that is delivered across our regional NHS organisations through implementing digital transformation.

OUR AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The aim of the network is to improve the quality and safety of patient care that is delivered by our regional NHS organisations through digital transformation.

Our three high level objectives are:

  1. To drive digital transformation throughout the NHS
  2. To share learning, knowledge and expertise across our network
  3. To develop regional and national partnerships to maximise opportunities for our regional membership organisations
View our Terms of Reference

MIDLANDS CCIO MEMBERSHIP

Membership of the Midlands CCIO Network comprises of the CCIOs, CNIOs, CSOs and/or equivalent nominated senior clinical individuals from each of our regional NHS organisations.

The Chief Clinical Information Officers (CCIOs), and/or equivalent nominated senior clinical individuals, such as Clinical Safety Officers (CSOs) from the regional Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) are also members of the Midlands CCIO network. The Midlands regional ICBs are:

  • Birmingham and Solihull
  • Black Country
  • Coventry and Warwickshire
  • Derby and Derbyshire
  • Herefordshire and Worcestershire
  • Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
  • Lincolnshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
  • Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin
  • Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent

OUR NETWORK MEETINGS

Our Midlands CCIO Network Meetings take place each month, for 1 hour, usually at lunchtime (between 1 – 2pm). Meetings are held virtually via zoom.

Meeting dates for 2024/25:

  • Thursday 11th April 2024: 1-2pm
  • Wednesday 15th May 2024: 1-2pm
  • Tuesday 11th June 2024: 1-2pm
  • Monday 8th July 2024: 1-2pm
  • Wednesday 11th September 2024: 1-2pm
  • Wednesday 23rd October 2024: 1-2pm
  • Thursday 21st November 2024: 1-2pm
  • Thursday 19th December 2024 : 1-2pm
  • Tuesday 21st January 2025: 1-2pm
  • Monday 17th February 2025: 1-2pm
  • Wednesday 19th March 2025: 1-2pm

If you are a CCIO, CNIO or CSO working in the Midlands region and would like to join our Midlands CCIO Network, then please get in touch with us.  We would love to hear from you.

Previous CCIO Meetings:

Tuesday 11th June 2024

DEXTER: Democratising Health Data for Better Care

Presenter:
Krish Nirantharakumar
Professor of Health Data Science and Public Health
University of Birmingham

Meetings Slides

Wednesday 15th May 2024

Leading Transformation in Healthcare

Presenters:
Dr Masood Nazir
Medical Director for Integrated Care & CCIO
NHS Birmingham & Solihull ICB

Meetings Slides

Thursday 11th April 2024

Urgent and Emergency Care Strategic Oversight Dashboard

Presenters:
Jo Thompson
Principal Analyst
NHS Arden & Greater East Midlands CSU

Meetings Slides

Thursday 11th April 2024

Making Data Count

Presenters:
Nick Kroll
Senior Analyst Manager
NHS England

Meetings Slides

Tuesday 5th March 2024

The deployment of AI within the NHS

Presenters:
Dr Jeffry Hogg
Newcastle University

Dr Aditya (Adi) Kale
University of Birmingham

Meetings Slides

Tuesday 6th February 2024

What Good Looks Like: A Digital Health Ecosystem

Presenter:
Dr Michael Watts
Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

Meetings Slides

Thursday 11th January 2024

The West Midlands Secure Data Environment (SDE)

Presenter:
Hilary Fanning
WMSDE Programme Director
Director of R&D
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Meetings Slides

Thursday 11th January 2024

The East Midlands Secure Data Environment (SDE)

Presenter:
Andrew Haw
Programme Head for Interoperability
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System (ICS).

Meetings Slides

Tuesday 5th December 2023

The West Midlands Imaging Network

Presenter:
Mr Steve Halliday
Network Digital Transformation Director

Dr Marius Grima
Radiologist Digital Lead

Meetings Slides

Tuesday 5th December 2023

EMRAD: The East Midlands Imaging Network

Presenter:
Dr Iain Macleod
Medical Director
East Midlands Imaging Network (EMRAD)

Meetings Slides

Thursday 9th November 2023

Bridging the gap: In house developments vs off the shelf products

Presenter:
Dr James Reed,
Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist & CCIO,
Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Meetings Slides

Wednesday 4th October 2023

Reflections and Observations of a CCIO

Presenter:
Prof Tanya Pankhurst,
Consultant Nephrologist,
CCIO & Director of Digital Healthcare,
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Meetings Slides

MIDLANDS CCIO NETWORK MEMBERSHIP AREA

The members of our Midlands Chief Clinical Information Officers’ Network can be found below.

Rachel Rayner

Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Gurnak Dosanjh

General Practitioner & Deputy Chief Clinical Information Officer
Leicester Leicestershire and Rutland ICB

Carolyn Holmes

Head of Digital and Chief Nursing Information Officer
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Hayley Grafton

Chief Nursing Information Officer
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Mr Andrew Roberts

Children's Orthopaedic Surgeon & Chief Clinical Information Officer
The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Michael Watts

Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Andrew Simpson

Chief Clinical Information Officer
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Masood Nazir

Medical Director Integrated Care and CCIO
NHS Birmingham and Solihull ICB

NETWORK LEADERSHIP AND COORDINATION

Professor Tanya Pankhurst

Consultant Nephrologist, Director of Digital Healthcare & Chief Clinical Information Officer
Chair: Midlands CCIO Network


Biography

Tanya Pankhurst is a Consultant Nephrologist (kidney specialist) and the Director of Digital Healthcare at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB).  She is also the Trust’s Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO), a senior role that not only works closely with the Trust Board, but also works closely alongside her front-line clinical colleagues to provide leadership and empowerment to staff, enabling them to fully engage in the various digital transformation projects across the Trust.

She brings an important clinical perspective to the development of digital and clinical systems and provides clinical leadership on those systems by coordinating a range of different staff groups to have input and oversight into the development of these.  Tanya is also a Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, and the Lead for the Young Adult Renal Service.

Tanya has a competitive record of grant funding: Provider Digitisation Programme NHS-D (£15 million), SaferHospitals, Safer Wards Technology Fund NHSE and Integrated Digital Care Fund NHSE.

Tanya has always had an interest in digital healthcare and as a junior doctor, she had the opportunity to work with some very inspirational clinicians who can only be described as “digital trailblazers”. Tanya and her colleagues built various clinical systems, working closely with the programmers and NHS informaticians, and rolled these systems out across the organisation. Very early on in her career, she and her colleagues were able to demonstrate how health data could be used in real time to support clinical decision making and improve the delivery of clinical care.

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Email address: Tanya.Pankhurst@uhb.nhs.uk

Dr James Reed

Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist & Chief Clinical Information Officer
Deputy Chair: Midlands CCIO Network


Biography

James Reed is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

James is also the Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) of the Trust and was appointed to this role in 2013.

He is one of the longest serving CCIOs in the NHS and has helped to pioneer the concept of clinical leadership in IT and technology. He currently chairs the National CCIO Network run by Digital Health.

He has participated in local, regional and national work on clinical IT (including the ‘Your Care Connected’ and MERIT vanguard data sharing projects) and advises various national bodies including the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Professional Records Standards Body.

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Email address: jamesreed@nhs.net

Mr Kevin Dunn

HDR UK Programme Manager
Coordinator: Midlands CCIO Network


Biography

Kevin Dunn is responsible for the operational management of HDR UK Midlands, which is a community of academic and clinical groups across the East and West Midlands regions of the UK.

Kevin started his career in the NHS as a Youth Trainee in 1998. Since this time, he has gained experience mainly in the fields of Health Informatics, Oncology, Research & Development (R&D) and Innovation Management.

With a passion for innovation, Kevin set up the first ever ‘national’ cancer multidisciplinary team (MDT) for the diagnosis and treatment of Ewing’s Sarcomas. He was formerly Head of Research, Innovation and Clinical Audit for a Specialist Orthopaedic Hospital.  He also held the role of Head of Operations for the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (AHSN).

Kevin teaches on the Health Data Fundamentals module, as part of the MSc Health Data Science Masters programme at the University of Birmingham.

Kevin is ambitious, creative and visionary and is determined to transform health and social care services for the benefit of patients and service users.

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust &
University of Birmingham

Email address: k.dunn5@nhs.net
Email address: k.w.dunn@bham.ac.uk

 

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University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust,
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