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Former TfL CIO Steve Townsend becomes CDIO during Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust

Former Transport for London (TfL) arch information officer (CIO) Steve Townsend has been allocated arch digital and information officer during Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Townsend left TfL in Oct final year after some-more than 5 years as CIO, that followed a near-five year army as executive of information government during London Underground. He has also worked during Carphone Warehouse and Centrica, and served 16 years in a British Army as a communications specialist.

Townsend afterwards became a director at Ashton Beeches Consulting, a niche consulting association that aims to expostulate suspicion care opposite a information, customer, operational and engineering record sectors. 

Townsend succeeds Scott Sommerville, who has led a trust’s IT and telecoms group for a past 8 years.

His house turn purpose during a NHS trust has been newly combined “in approval of a flourishing significance of digital technology, informatics and information governance in a smoothness of effective medical now and in a future”, a trust said.

Amanda Pritchard, CEO of Guy’s and St Thomas’, pronounced that Townsend brought “an considerable multiple of record and care skills to a trust, and has demonstrated how these can be harnessed to realize vital goals”.

Pritchard pronounced that a appointment would safeguard that a trust is means to advantage from a transformational changes that new record and developments in informatics can bring.

“Steve joins us as we modernise and refurbish a digital strategy, and start in aspiring a vicious routine of selecting a new Electronic Health Record,” she said.

Townsend pronounced that he was looking brazen to holding adult his new appointment and was vehement about a new hurdles of operative for an NHS organization for a initial time.

“In sold [I’m vehement about] bringing life to a trust’s digital plan formed around a connected clinician, a mobilisation of staff and a digital studious journey,” he said.

“The NHS is tighten to my heart and it will be a payoff to repay a debt of thankfulness – we have zero though indebtedness for a clinicians and staff operative in this implausible institution, generally those who supposing life-saving diagnosis to my son.”

Computing interviewed Townsend final year when he was still CIO during TfL.

He explained that a organisation’s importance on patron knowledge meant that he had changed from stating to a CFO Ian Nunn to stating to a handling director of patron experience, selling and communictions, Vernon Everitt.

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