Thomas, Helen /

Helen Thomas

Director of the NHS Wales Informatics Service

Helen is the Director of the NHS Wales Informatics Service supporting the NHS in Wales to adopt data and digital advances at pace and scale, whilst at the same time leading the organisation as it transitions to a Special Health Authority by 1st April 2021.
Prior to this she was the Director of Information and has been instrumental in supporting the improved quality and use of data in healthcare and the development of the new National Data Resource – the NDR.
Helen began her career in the NHS 30 years ago, initially working in finance, moving into health information in 2000, gaining wide health informatics experience across a number of senior roles over the last 20 years. Helen has an MSc in Health Informatics from Swansea University and is a leading practitioner of the Federation of Informatics Professionals and a fellow of the British Computer Society.