Chair of Judging Panel

Dr Charles Gutteridge


Barts Health NHS Trust

Charles qualified as a doctor in the mid-1970s and throughout his health service career has practised as a consultant haematologist. Prior to his current CCIO role, he was National Clinical Director of Informatics and was previously Medical Director of Barts and the London NHS Trust. Charles is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Pathologists.

Dr Trisha Bain

Director of Health Informatics

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Following completion of her degree in Human Biology (BSc Hons) Trisha completed her PhD in Epidemiology of Injury Prevention. She has worked at a community trust as Head of Research and Effectiveness, the Commission for Healthcare Improvement as a regional assessor and then the National Patient Safety Agency as a regional manager. Prior to coming to Medway as Director of Health Informatics, Trisha was instrumental in turning around a failed EPR implementation in her role as Executive Director for Health Informatics.

Natalie Bateman

Head of Health, Social Care and Local Government


Natalie works with techUK's members and stakeholders to ensure the UK is a global leader in using technology to deliver public services. Prior to joining techUK, Natalie worked in communications; advising health and social care clients on crisis communications, public affairs and PR. techUK is the trade association for the technology industry that represents over 850 tech companies in the UK.

Beverley Bryant

Director of Strategic Systems and Technology

NHS England

Beverley is the Director of Strategic Systems and Technology for NHS England. Her role is to set the national direction for NHS technology and informatics and stimulate technology leadership and innovation across the NHS in England. She is responsible for the delivery of a number of NHS England commitments including Integrated Digital Care Records, NHS E-referrals, Patient Online and Electronic Prescriptions.

Prior to joining NHS England Beverley was Managing Director of Health at Capita. She has undertaken various change, performance improvement and operational roles in big-five consulting companies, as well as leadership roles in the Department of Health and the NHS.

Graduating from Sheffield University with a degree in Japanese, Beverley's expertise includes over 15 years of IT-enabled change in roles that include business and systems analysis and technical design authority.

Adrian Byrne

Director of IM&T

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Adrian "Ade" says he has been working on the hospital's IT environment for 15 years. On his LinkedIn profile, he says its aim is to "build an electronic patient record with full decision support, sharing data across disparate, so-called best of breed systems." The trust is also developing a patient record and services, built on Microsoft HealthVault.

Teresa Chinn MBE


Teresa is a registered nurse and social media specialist. Teresa founded @WeNurses in 2012 having found herself isolated from the nursing profession following years of agency nursing. Since then the WeNurses Twitter community has gone from strength to strength amassing over 30,000 followers from all over the world and been replicated across other health professions. Teresa received an MBE for services to nursing in the 2015 New Years Honours.

Linda Davidson


Digital Health Intelligence

Linda is a co-founder of Digital Health Intelligence and a non executive director. An editor and writer with 20 years' experience of the healthcare sector, Linda is a former editor of Nursing Times (1988-92) and editorial director of Macmillan Publishers' health magazines, now EMAP Healthcare (1992-8). She holds an MBA from the University of Warwick Business School.

Ewan Davis



Ewan Davis is a Director of Woodcote Consulting Ltd and HANDIhealth CIC and has worked in Healthcare Informatics since 1981. He is a Health Informatics Strategist with broad knowledge and extensive networks across the healthcare and health informatics domains with particular experience in primary care, electronic prescribing, healthcare IT ecosystem architectures and health and care app development. Ewan is a member of the Intellect Health Care Council.

Andrew Griffiths

CIO for Health

NHS Wales Informatics Service

Andrew began his career in the NHS implementing IT systems within medical records departments. He has held a number of management posts within the NHS ranging from resource management in mental health to running an Information and IT department in an acute trust. As Chief Information Officer for Health and Director of the NHS Wales Informatics Service he is responsible for the strategic management of IT services across NHS Wales, to support both new national systems and local IT services.

Ian Herbert

Vice Chair

BCS Health Partnerships

Ian is a health informatics specialist with over 35-years of experience. He is currently Vice Chair of BCS Health Partnerships and was also Vice Chair of the BCS Health Informatics Forum. Ian is also director of IHE UK Ltd, a director of ProRec UK Ltd and is currently an appraiser for the NHS Information Standards Board.

Jon Hoeksma


Digital Health Intelligence

Jon Hoeksma is a co-founder and editor of Digital Health Intelligence. He is a former editor of Health Manager Today who has reported on health IT issues for a variety of publications. Before entering journalism, he was an NHS graduate trainee working in Southampton, chiefly in primary care. He graduated from the University of Warwick in 1991.

Darren Holmes

Head of ICT

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice

Head of ICT for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, Founder & Chair of the SystmONE National Palliative User, and Committee Member of the SystmONE National User Group. 11 years actively promoting the Hospice movement, and the ability to access NHS systems. Runner up in both Computing Awards for Excellence 2008 and EHI Healthcare IT Champion of the Year Award 2008 & 2014.

Prof. Jonathan Kay

Clinical Informatics Director

NHS England

Jonathan is a Consultant Chemical Pathologist at the Oxford University Hospitals and Professor of Health Informatics at the Centre for Health Informatics, City University London. He has been Chairman of the Information Group of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and was a senior consultant to the Design Authority of the NHS National Programme for IT for England.

Joe McDonald

Consultant Psychiatrist and Quality and Safety Lead Clinician

Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Mental Health Trust

Joe is a practicing consultant psychiatrist and the deputy medical director of quality and patient safety at NTW NHS Trust, England's largest mental health trust. He is a former NHS Trust medical director and former national clinical lead for IT. Joe is also the current chairman of the BCS Mental Health Group and the current chairman of the CCIO Leaders Network.

Daniel Ray

Director of Informatics

University Hospitals Birmingham

Daniel provides the pace, steer and commitment which drives the Informatics unit at the University Hospitals Birmingham. Daniel holds an Honorary Research Contract with the University Hospitals Birmingham and is extremely influential in the Healthcare IT network. Daniel has presented at many national conferences and is a weekly contributor to E Health Insider discussing the use of information to drive performance and quality improvements.

Dr Mark Simpson

ED Consultant and CCIO

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Mark qualified in Dundee in 1990 and has been an emergency department consultant at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust for 13 years. He was appointed CCIO for the trust in 2012 and was project lead for the ED redesign completed in April 2015. Mark also chairs the Hull Lorenzo program board.

Professor Jonathan Wallace


BCS Health Northern Ireland

Alongside his role as secretary of BCS Health Northern Ireland, Jonathan Wallace is a professor of innovation at the University of Ulster. He is the director of knowledge and technology transfer for the faculty of computing and engineering, with direct responsibility for the past 12 years for the commercialisation of the faculty's research, industrial collaboration and consultancy provision.

Lyn Whitfield

Managing Editor

Digital Health Intelligence

Lyn Whitfield joined Digital Health Intelligence as managing editor in 2008, after several years as a freelance journalist, editor and project manager working for both newspapers and magazines and think-tanks. She is an LSE graduate, holding an MSc (with distinction) in Public Policy and Planning.