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Liverpool University Hospitals announces joint chief digital officer role with Liverpool Women’s

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has announced the appointment of a new joint chief digital officer role with Liverpool Women’s, with Liverpool Women’s chief information officer Matt Connor to take up the post in February 2024.

The trust highlights that Matt brings more than two decades of experience in digital services across NHS organisations, along with senior leadership experience. Since joining Liverpool Women’s, in 2019, he has “been responsible for a diverse digital services department encompassing information and digital systems, information technology, digital projects, information governance, clinical coding and patient records”. Matt has also worked as cyber security digital lead and chair at Cheshire and Merseyside ICS, and previously held the position of deputy director of informatics at Mid-Mersey Digital Alliance and head of digital services at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

Liverpool University Hospitals’ chief exec and interim chief exec of Liverpool Women’s, James Sumner, says that Matt “brings a wealth of experience from his time working at a senior level across the region” along with “long-standing working relationships with key partners in health services across the region and this will be valuable as we further develop our digital infrastructure and work with our partners in health and social care to make sure our hospitals are great places to receive care and to work.”

Matt comments: “It is an incredibly exciting time to be joining the team at LUHFT as it continues on its improvement journey, which digital systems are an integral part of, so I was delighted to accept this position. I look forward to working with colleagues to ensure that our digital systems enable the trust to deliver the best care possible to the communities we serve.”

Earlier in the year, we covered the news that Liverpool Women’s new electronic patient record went live, 27 years after the trust’s original implementation.

In other recruitment news, last month we shared how Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief information officer.

November also saw the appointment of a new chief digital information officer for Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.