University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay appoints new CCIO and CIO

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) has appointed a new Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) and a Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Following a recruitment process, Dr William Lumb has been chosen to take up the CCIO position at the trust, alongside the appointment of Janet Manning as a CIO.

Dr William Lumb

William, who is currently working as the CCIO for Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Senior Clinician and Integrated Care Community/ Primary Care Network Lead, will begin his role on April 1st 2022.

Providing strategic clinical leadership for digital systems across the trust, William will be tasked with refining programme plans, assessing approaches used and team capabilities, and monitoring the delivery of capability to align with strategic priorities of the NHS in Morecambe Bay to meet the needs of the trust’s commissioned services.

William has served as the Clinical Director of the Integrated Community Services Care Group at the trust for four years.

Janet Manning

Janet, who has worked at UHMBT since 1991, previously served as Patient Safety Matron – where she played a ‘key’ role in improving the quality of care safety of services.

Offering significant experience in nursing, Janet has worked within the Oncology and Endocrine Medicine sector, as well as a Ward Manager in General Medicine.

Now in post, Janet is responsible for operational and strategic nursing leadership in the development, deployment, optimisation and integration of clinical information systems designed to support a positive patient experience and quality patient care.

The UHMBT statement said: “Janet is excited to have this new role and to be a powerful voice for nursing across our trust. Janet aims to create an open and supportive management culture so that we can build on the energy and commitment of our nursing workforce, and empower colleagues to achieve their best performance.”

Back in February 2020, HTN interviewed Dr William Lumb, to explore an information and data sharing programme across the region.