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OUH staff selected for key roles in Digital Health Networks


Two members of Oxford University Hospitals' senior staff have been selected to take up key positions on Advisory Panels run by Digital Health Networks.

Digital Health Networks is a professional, best practice community dedicated to furthering digital health through discussion, events and collaboration.

New Chairs and Vice Chairs of each Network - the Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) Network, Chief Information Officer (CIO) Network and Chief Nursing Information Officer (CNIO) Network - have now been selected by each Network's elected Advisory Panels.

These Chairs and Vice Chairs will represent and lead their respective Networks over the next two years - 2023-2025 - ensuring that the priorities and concerns of local NHS IT leaders are communicated to and heard by national policy leaders.

Simon Noel, CNIO at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust, has been elected Chair of the CNIO Network.
The term CNIO refers to all lead Nurse, Midwife and Allied Health Care Professionals who have a component of informatics as a key part of their role.

The CNIO Network is dedicated to promoting the development of current and future digital Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Care Professionals.

Dr Bishoy Dimitri, OUH Director of Clinical Informatics, has been elected one of the Vice Chairs of the CCIO Network, which promotes the development of Chief Clinical Information Officers across the NHS. Bishoy stated that he is keen to utilise this role to provide shared learning opportunities in addition to supporting healthcare professionals in leveraging digital health technologies to improve patient outcomes.

Simon Noel said: "I have served on the Advisory Panel for the last two years; in this time I have made many new friends, gained a rich understanding of the challenges affecting the way we support healthcare with technology, and I feel I have already made a real contribution to the support of CNIOs around the country.

"I am very excited and privileged to have been elected as Chair by my peers. I hope to continue the good work already underway, continue to support new and established Digital Healthcare Specialists in their career pathways, and to use my position to advocate for safe and effective use of technology in healthcare."

Pictured: Simon Noel, OUH Head of Nursing Informatics, receiving his MSc in Health Informatics from the University of Central Lancashire in July 2023.