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Manchester University NHS FT appoints new CDIO

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust has announced that it will be welcoming a new chief digital & information officer (CDIO).

David Walliker, who is currently chief digital and partnership officer at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will be joining the team at Manchester at the end of April 2024. David has previously held roles as chief digital officer at both Liverpool University Hospitals and Liverpool Women’s Trusts.

Also joining the Manchester team in April is Kimberley Salmon-Jamieson, who is currently chief nurse & deputy chief executive of Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Kimberley will be appointed as chief nurse.

David and Kimberley will both also be joining the trust’s board.

Commenting on the appointments, Mark Cubbon, group chief executive at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We’re delighted to have Kimberley and David joining the MFT team. This is a vital time for us as an organisation, as we prepare to launch our five-year Organisational Strategy and also seek the greatest clinical and operational benefits from Hive, our new Electronic Patient Record.

“Kimberley and David both bring with them considerable experience and track records of operating very successfully in complex, busy organisations while working closely with external partners. This partnership approach is key to helping us ensure that we continue to give our patients the best possible care.”

Since introducing their EPR at the end of 2022, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust has shared how they have launched a new online patient portal and mobile app MyMFT as well as having “transformed our internal systems and ways of working over the past year”. In particular, the trust highlighted areas including transparency and visibility; patient empowerment; and sustainability.

In other news on senior digital leadership, Ronke Adejolu, previously NHS England’s national associate chief nursing information officer, has been announced as joint CXiO in a newly developed role for Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West ICB and the NHS South East region.