Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


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Dr Michael Watts

CCIO Network


On a mission to break down the barriers to innovation within the global digital health industry, Michael is an NHS doctor, NHS Innovation Accelerator Fellow and MBA Graduate by background. Over the last few years he has been the Co-founder and Managing director of Blüm Health Ltd, an industry-disrupting digital health organisation that collaboratively works with NHS trusts, Universities and SMEs to design, build, and scale digital health software solutions, in the hope to empower solo entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into a reality whilst also enabling large, rigid institutions to unlock their innovation potential

Additional HDR Midlands Team Members

Miss Jo Thompson

Principal Analyst
NHS Arden & Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit

Dr Ahmed Salih

University of Leicester

Mr Sheikh Momin

Neurosurgery Academic Clinical Fellow
University of Birmingham

Mrs Victoria Cooper

Quality and Governance Lead
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust