UK Nursing eHealth Committee

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Mark Fleming

Mark Fleming, Committee Chair
National Adviser in EHealth for Nurses, Midwifes, Allied Health professionals (Scotland)

Mark Fleming is a registered Mental Health Nurse who works in NHS Ayrshire and Arran and is also seconded part time to Scottish Government. His interests are in mental health and community based nursing. He is heavily involved in the development of integrated care pathways and the embedding of these in eHealth systems. Mark is keen to ensure eHealth skills are embedded in nurses competencies across their career.

Sarah Amani

Sarah Amani
Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO)

Sarah Amani (@S_Amani) is the CCIO at Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Sarah’s background is in mental health nursing and her curiosity about the potential of a digitally enabled workforce and population has seen her progressively take on projects and roles which seek to use technology to improve connection between people and harness better health. Her projects include the use of mobile health apps, telehealth and social media.

David Barrett

David Barrett
Lecturer in Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Hull

David is a Lecturer in Nursing in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of Hull. A cardiac nurse by background, his current role involves the development and delivery of education, research and service improvement related to telehealth and telecare. He carries out service evaluations for public and private sector organisations, has developed a suite of educational resources, published a number of articles and position papers, and speaks regularly at events focusing on Technology Enhanced Care. He is also undertaking a PhD, focusing on nurses’ experiences of using video-consultation to support the delivery of healthcare.

Gerry Bolger

Gerry Bolger
Nursing Lead, Clinical Informatics, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Gerry Bolger is a leading nurse of over 25 years. With vast experience in the NHS, he has led a number of national change programmes both in health and central government. He is the nursing lead for clinical informatics at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London, for the 4000 nursing & midwifery workforce support the ICT directorate enable clinical solutions for patients. Gerry holds a Masters’ in Health Management and regularly writes for professional and journals. He is an active speaker at national and international conferences. He is an active on the RCN eHealth national forum steering committee having also been the Vice Chair of the Royal College of Nursing Council – the largest professional organisation of nurses in the world.

Claire Buchner

Claire Buchner, MSc; BSc (Hons) (Nursing Studies); RN; PGCE
Consultant Nurse, Informatics, Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland

Claire has held a variety of clinical, research and project management positions during which time she completed a MSc in Health Informatics with the University of Central Lancashire. Since 2002 Claire taught within the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queens University Belfast. In March 2013 Claire took up her current position where she will work as part of the Public Health Agency Nursing team to support and promote the sustainable regional development of informatics and e - health and take a lead in the application of information technologies in support of patient care and the nursing profession. Claire believes that those who deliver care are best placed to make improvements and drive innovation in that care. In Northern Ireland, nurses and midwives are at the forefront of service re-design, pushing the boundaries and challenging traditional practices especially in the use of ICT. She is passionate about the possibilities for technology to enhance practice and to support innovation in the development of patient led services now and into the future.

Jo Dickson

Jo Dickson
CNIO, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Jo Dickson is one of two clinical informatics leads in an acute teaching hospital in the midst of significant technology enabled change. Her vision for nursing informatics is that all nurses will have technology readily available to aid them in delivering high quality patient care at the point of care. Current projects within her trust include implementation of an electronic patient record, with integration of EPMA and nursing observations data capture.

Nick Hardiker

Nick Hardiker, RN, PhD
Professor of Nursing and Health Informatics and Associate Head (Research & Innovation) at the University of Salford School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences, UK

Nick Hardiker has a background in Nursing and has Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in Computer Science from the University of Manchester, UK. He has nearly 20 years’ experience of theoretical and applied research in Health Informatics, with a particular focus on Health Records and Terminologies. Nick holds an adjunct position of Professor at the University of Colorado, Denver, USA. He has published widely and is asked regularly to speak at conferences and seminars. He is Director of the International Council of Nurses eHealth Programme, Editor-in-Chief of Informatics for Health and Social Care, a member of national and international standards bodies and think tanks, and regularly provides advice to organisations such as the UK Department of Health on informatics issues.

Nicola MacPhail

Nicola MacPhail
Commissioning Transformation Manager – Northern, Eastern & Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group

Nicola MacPhail has been involved in and project managed a number of transformational change initiatives that have introduced new ways of working for frontline nurses and Midwives, utilising the advances in Information Technology. MacPhail is passionate that Nurses and Midwives should be involved in designing systems intended for use by clinicians and patients and should through mentoring and coaching recognise technology and informatics as an enabler to nursing.

Anne Owen

Anne Owen, RGN RHV MSc
Clinical Informaticist (Nursing), NHS Wales Informatics Service

Anne Owen chairs the Welsh Nursing eHealth Forum, whose aims are to raise the profile of nursing informatics in Wales, ensure that nurses are included in the design and purchase of new systems and influence the way nurses incorporate the use of IM&T and interpret outputs from systems to support the delivery of the best care possible for patients.

Kevin Percival, RN

Kevin Percival, RN
Symphony System Manager and Senior Emergency Department Staff Nurse, Frimley Park NHS Foundation Trust

Kevin Percival has an active interest in the impact that Health Informatics can have on Patient care, I hold a number of positions in informatics projects within my organization both as a clinical role and with clinical engagement expertise to inform the informatics agenda, I also work on an informal basis with other trusts to provide advice and support for nurses involved in informatics projects. My hope and aspirations is that Nurses will always have the information they need at the point of care to deliver the service that the patient needs and reducing the burden of duplication of data entry that takes them away from patient care and so make Health Informatics an enabler rather than a hinder that it is currently seen by many of the nursing work force.

Zebina Ratansi

Zebina Ratansi, RN, Msc
Divisional Manager for Critical Care, Theatres and Diagnostics at King’s College Hospital, London

Zebina Ratnasi has over 15 years of critical care experience and has worked in many London teaching critical care units, including the Liver Unit at King’s college Hospital where she contributed to a chapter in the liver nursing text book “Liver Disease: Essential guide for nurses and health care professional 2009”. Ratansi has been Head of Nursing at King’s college Hospital for five years; one of her remit is the responsiveness of patient deterioration. In addition, she has introduced electronic vital signs recording and track and trigger system and set up IT Nurses reference group within the hospital.

Lynn Woods

Lynn Woods
Chief Nurse & Director of Quality, NHS Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group

As Chief Nurse and Director of Quality at the CCG, Lynn Wood’s current portfolio includes quality assurance of all provider contracts, safeguarding adults and children, patient safety, information governance (Caldicott Guardian) and research and innovation. Lynn’s main interest is in quality assurance and patient safety. She has over 30 years of NHS experience Lynn is a qualified Nurse, Midwife and Health Visitor. She is a member of the Care Quality Commission as an external advisor on a range of inspections the CCG Chief Nurse representative on the newly established National Commissioning Nurses Network Strategic Group.

Anne Cooper

James Hempstead

Lyn Hinton

Jane Pemberton

Natasha Phillips

Christopher Rhymes

Caron Swinscoe

Beverly Thomas

Heather Wharrad