Andrew is the CEO of the Federation for Informatics Professionals in health and care (FEDIP).
FEDIP was established by the professional bodies, with the dual-core purposes of encompassing the 2 functions of Voluntary registration/regulation and Developing the Health and Care Informatics profession.
Andrew’s previous career has primarily involved working for the NHS in Wales, being a CIO for over ten years, helping to establish a national organisation to develop and implement the Informing health care strategy, before later leading development of a new organisation (NWIS) which brought together the strategy, implementation and delivery IT organisations in NHS Wales.
FEDIP CIC Director
Rony Arafin is the CEO of The Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts (AphA) and Director of Health Insights at the British Heart Foundation
Rony has extensive experience in analytics, having worked with a variety of private and public sector organisations. He has over 15 years' experience in the NHS and is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Exeter Medical School.
Rony is a DataIQ Top 100 Most Influential Data Leader and is a representative of the analyst community in this prestigious list.
As Director of Health Insights for the British Heart Foundation, he leads the data and analytics team, and in previous roles has led the analytics team, as Head of Analytics for NHS England, worked as Assistant Director of Information for Devon ICB, and led informatics teams in acute, community and mental health trusts, delivering business intelligence, clinical systems and application development services.
Rony is the CEO of the Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts (AphA). He has been instrumental in driving forward the National Competency Framework for Data and Analytical Professionals. Rony is a registered Leading Practitioner with FEDIP and offers extensive analytical leadership experience.
FEDIP CIC Director, Management Board Member, Operations Committee Member
Nadira Hussain is the Chief Executive of Socitm.
An established ICT and change management leader, NED and coach with 25+ years’ experience, Nadira has worked primarily in local government; leading the ICT and digital service, managing wider teams including business improvement, transformation and customer services. Nadira has implemented numerous complex change programmes across shared services to deliver new operating models, efficiencies and service improvement.
At Socitm, Nadira is keen to support members shape and deliver effective public services through improved use and adoption of technologies, data and digital solutions & practices. She continues to focus on the work she initiated as president of the society (15/16), building the leadership, skills and diversity of the sector’s workforce. Her passion is to tackle inequality, promote professionalism, improve personal development opportunities and champion women role models.
Her wider responsibilities include director for Federation for Informatics Professionals (FEDIP) advisory board, board member for the Institute of Government and Public Policy (IGPP), board member for the Solace in Business (SiB) Board. Her voluntary and charitable work include; steering group member for the Shuri Network, the Solace EDI forum and Diversity in Local Government Leadership (DLGL) forum, co-founder and co-chair of the Socitm/UKAuthority Women in Local Government ICT network and non-executive director for the #techmums board and Executive Committee member of the Major Cities of Europe (MCE) forum.
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FEDIP CIC Director, Management Board Member, Professional Development Committee
Adam Thilthorpe has worked at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT since 2005. He joined the Executive Team in 2011 and is now the Director for Professionalism. He is passionate about understanding and explaining the impact of IT on both the workplace and individuals. One of his foremost aims is to help companies and organisations, large and small, become less fearful of the changes brought about by digital transformation. He leads the drive by BCS for a professional and ethical framework that unlocks the potential of tech to transform people's lives for the better. He came to the world of IT after a career in financial services, so he has had first-hand knowledge of working within industry and understands its hopes and fears when it comes to digital disruption. He is a strong advocate of advising senior managers to look at the talents and assets that an organisation already possess and building on that to meet future needs
FEDIP CIC Director, Management Board Member, Standards & Regulations Committee Member, Professional Development Committee Member
Mandy Burns, is the CEO of IHRIM (Institute of Health Records & Information Management) who deliver the National Clinical Coding Exam (NCCQ) and her day job is Head of Patient Services which covers Data Quality, Clinical Coding and Health Records in a large NHS Organisation. Mandy has over 30 years’ experience within the Health Service predominately in the Health Informatics environment. Mandy has worked in Acute, Specialist, Community and General NHS Organisations and has had a variety of roles covering Health Records, Transcription, Outpatients (Nursing and Admin), Child Health, Information Governance, Data Quality, Clinical Coding, Domestics/Building Management and other Administration services. Mandy has been part of FEDIP since its conception and has been a member of the FEDIP Board for approx. 5 years. Mandy also is the UK National Director for IFHIMA (International Federation of Health Informatics Management Associations) and supports them through working groups and representation at Conferences and Congresses around the World.
Management Board Member
Sue Lacey Bryant
Sue is passionate about bringing knowledge to bear on #AMillionDecisions by healthcare staff and patients. The National Lead for NHS Knowledge and Services at Health Education England, she leads the implementation of the Knowledge for Healthcare strategy.
As head of profession, creating development opportunities for this specialist workforce is a priority. Sue played an advisory role in the development of the CILIP report on The impact of AI, machine learning, automation and robotics on the information profession. She sits on the UK Mobilising Computable Biomedical Knowledge (MCBK) Steering Group and of the CARE group – Coordinated Approaches to Research and care Embedded.
Formerly Director of a CCG, CKO of a PCT, Knowledge Manager of a PCG, and a Knowledge Architect in the private sector, Sue has extensive experience of shaping innovative roles in Knowledge Management. She received the CILIP Walford Award in 2018 and is an Executive coach.
Management Board Member,
“A 30+ year public sector information specialist, having worked across the health, culture and communication sectors. While employed by the Cabinet Office, Christopher worked with the newly formed Government Digital Service and their development and application of Cloud and Agile based services. He is currently working in the Scottish NHS transforming a disparate and complex information landscape into a single unified environment putting individual members of the NHS and social care workforce at the centre of wholly redesigned services. This involves defining and delivering the NHS Scotland vision as laid out in the Scottish Government Digital Health & Care Strategy (2018) by implementing dynamic change through innovative and agile approaches to technical, cultural and organisational challenges by leading the design delivery of new services, underpinned by new, public cloud based technology”
Management Board Member, Professional Development Committee, Standards & Regulations Committee Chair
With a nursing background, Wendy holds an MSc in Change & Innovation, and a Professorship in Applied Practice in recognition of her expertise and knowledge in championing professionalism in technology and information.
She has recently been appointed Dean of the Institute of Management and Health at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Prior to her new role, Wendy was Head of Workforce and Organisational Development within the NHS Wales Informatics Service, overseeing workforce strategy; workforce planning; recruitment and retention; professional recognition and registration; education and training; career pathways & CPD. In 2016 she was instrumental in creating Wales Institute of Digital Information (WIDI) to support the development and implementation of Health informatics Apprenticeships and other learning programmes.
WIDI has now grown to include research, development and supporting innovation within its portfolio. Wendy is a Fellow of the British Computer Society (BCS), Vice Chair for professionalism and is on the board of Federation of Informatics Professionals (FEDIP) as well as holding Leading Practitioner status. She has a passion for developing “the next generation” as well developing professionalism across Health Informatics
FEDIP Programme Manager, Management Board Member, Operations Committee Member
After 42 years working in the NHS in a variety of roles, Kim has taken the step to become self-employed and is now working with FEDIP as a Programme Manager. Kim’s expertise is in records management and data quality and until recently held a senior manager position in an acute Trust for the last 16 years.
She also worked in the IT department as a Senior Project Manager, helping implement software to underpin the delivery of patient care. In 2002 Kim was seconded to work for the Department of Health for 12 months, leading the implementation of Copying Letters to Patients in the Southwest. Kim has been a member of IHRIM for over 30 years and is a Fellow of the Institute.
She has been on the Board in various roles and until recently served 13 years as Chairman which resulted in being awarded the Royle Mansell Award, the highest accolade the Institute can present to a member, for outstanding and sustained contribution to the work of the Institute over and above what would usually be expected of a member. Her role on the Board now is Director without Portfolio, to allow her to take on the role with FEDIP.
Kim is passionate about professionalism and was instrumental in the very early days of the inception of FEDIP working with UKCHIP and is registered on the FEDIP register
Standards & Regulations Committee Member
Russell has been with BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT since 2016 as Standards Development Manager. He has been involved with FEDIP since joining BCS and was instrumental in developing and launching the FEDIP Professional Standards for the Health and Care Informatics profession. Russell is an Aircraft Engineer by background and prior to joining BCS he spent the previous 21 years in Education and Training within the MOD, with a spell (4 years) as Head of Accreditation within the Defence Medical Education and Training Agency.
FEDIP Head of Operations, Operations Committee Chair, Management Board Member
Sarah Scriven Wells
Sarah joined the FEDIP team in March 2021 after returning to the UK after spending two years in Japan, where she was Director of Advertising for a charity supporting Assistant Language Teachers.
Sarah runs a business consultancy and website design agency and has a particular love for graphic design, Wes Anderson films and is currently collecting the Penguin Clothbound classics series.
Management Board Member
Emma is Director of Information and Business Intelligence at The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, a hospital group model providing services across Salford Royal, Bury, Oldham and Rochdale. Emma is also Director of Professional Development with the Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts. Emma’s career has included roles across the informatics spectrum, but her passion is analytics.
Emma is keen to develop the analytical community, professionalise the service and harness the power of data to provide insight and shape healthcare for the future. In her spare time, Emma enjoys walking in The Lakes as well as spending time with her husband and two daughters. She is a reluctant runner and is currently in training for a marathon.
Management Board Member, Operations Committee Member
Jan is Head of Health and Care at BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. She joined BCS from the Faculty of Clinical Informatics, where she was instrumental in the set up and early development of the organisation. Prior to that she managed the Health Informatics Unit at the Royal College of Physicians.
Jan has worked in health informatics roles for most of her career, both at a local and a national level across all health and care settings. As such, she understands the need to professionalise. Her priorities in her BCS and FEDIP roles are to create opportunities to develop the skills and experience needed for an effective and ethical digital workforce, with attractive career pathways available for all who work in health and social care informatics.