In this session, the NHS England National Blueprinting Programme will provide an overview of the importance of Blueprinting to help NHS and health and care organisations that are less digitally mature to deliver quicker and more cost-effective digitisation, leading to better health outcomes for patients and improved staff experience. Blueprints provide good practice step by step guides from previous Digital Transformation programmes that can be tailored to suit local needs and facilitate peer to peer learning across NHS and health and care settings.
digital lead, Healthy Wirral Partners
Paul is currently the Digital Lead for Healthy Wirral Partners which works across the health and care sectors in his local area. Wirral is one of the “Places” in Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care System. His role supports the development of a local integrated digital strategy that fits within the ICS strategy. He is also the co-Chair of the NHS England Transformation Directorate Digital Blueprinting Steering Committee.
Prior to that, Paul transitioned from CIO at Wirral Hospital to the Digital Lead role in the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership (now ICS) to direct a set of shared programmes. These included a Longitudinal Care Record, Population Health Management, Personal Health Records, Digital Maturity in organisations and Infrastructure and Cyber Security. These were in response to national and regional strategic objectives funded by initiatives such as the Health Service Led Investment (HSLI) which Paul helped shape as a CIO at one of the Global Digital Exemplars. During the Pandemic, Paul took on the added roles of coordinating the digital response which included the shift to remote consultation and the testing and outbreak management using a population health management system and then vaccination.
He was very pleased to be voted CIO of the year for 2021 by DigitalHealth.com and was awarded the Cyber Leaders award by NHS Digital’s Cyber Associate Network in 2022.
digital transformation and OHC lead, Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent ICS
Sally Leads the Digital Transformation Team within Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent ICB and has a background in quality improvement, change management and strategy. She has worked in healthcare in the NHS, Bupa and Australia. Sally is motivated by improving the patient experience of care and supporting through “digital” active engagement in their care journey.
director of urgent, emergency care and mental health, NHS Kent and Medway ICB
Jacqui Sarakbi started her career in clinical research and worked for many years in hospitals and universities both within Australia and the UK before joining the NHS. She has held roles within providers; commissioning roles at place, system and regional levels prior to joining the national NHSE UEC team. Her current role is Director of UEC and Mental Health (Unplanned Care) with the NHS Kent and Medway ICB working across UEC and Mental Health commissioning, transformation and improvement, as well as the Kent and Medway Operational Control Centre.
delivery lead (Humber) and EPaCCS digital Lead, ‘Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership’
A senior digital health and transformation consultant, Tara has been working in the digital health space for over twenty years. She has held leadership positions in leading suppliers such as Dr Foster and ReStart Consulting and harnesses her experience to work in collaboration with health/care providers and systems to deliver meaningful change through the use of digital. Tara is currently one of the regional delivery leads for the shared care record programme in Humber and North Yorkshire ICS. She has also led the deployment of EPaCCS (Electronic Palliative Care Coordination System) in HNY, with this project recognised as best practice and published as a national NHS Blueprint.
Jacqui Sarakbi, Sally Deacon, Tara Athanasiou