I oversee all aspects of the IT Department and the Informatics Business Service, and assist the CIO in the general management of the Informatics service
After working in the education sector on the Isle of Wight for 7 years, I joined the Trust in 1991 to implement and manage the Casemix system before going on to establish what is now the IT Development function in 1997. In 2019 I became Head of IT, overseeing the merged portfolios of IT Development and IT Infrastructure and Services. I am an Oracle database administrator by trade, but have spent the last 20+ years focusing more on systems architecture, integration and interoperability of healthcare systems. My primary role now is in IT and general management.
Away from hospital IT I spend time with my Boston Terrier, and enjoy music as a listener, keyboard player and drummer. I also like a healthy(?) dose of online gaming. Oh, and maybe just the odd bit of IT as a hobby – you can never have enough IT!
I manage the integration and development team and with with our developers on digital apps used here at UHSFT such as medXnote, eWhiteboard, digiRounds, self-check in, patient tracker and consultant waiting lists.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my daughter and when I'm not managing her social life I enjoy watching, and sometimes playing, cricket.
I monitor and maintain Oracle databases and database infrastructure to provide high availability infrastructural support on major UHS Digital systems such as CHARTS, eWhiteboard, and DigiRounds.
I also provide support to a number of Windows Servers and Linux servers, as well as Web Services such as Microsoft IIS and Apache Tomcat.
Outside of work I like travelling. I like going around different places.
I ensure the central computers which store and make information available in UHS keep on working 24/7.
I'm also a problem-solver, troubleshooting technical problems both clinical and fellow IT staff may have. If you have something no-one else can, or wants, to fix give it to me and I'll find the best solution.
When not at work I'm either snuggling with my adorable cats, going to gigs, or enjoying the bright lights of London - you'll find me there every weekend.
I joined UHS in January 2011 following a successful career in workforce planning, during which I worked for the old Hampshire & Isle of Wight SHA and the nationwide Workforce Review Team.
My first role in UHS involved trying to maximise the benefits of our existing technology products within divisions B and D and identifying new solutions for the bits our current offerings don't reach. Quite often that involved developing small applications on the Trust's Application Express (APEX) development platform.
Now I'm an advanced IT systems developer, leading a team who work full time on APEX to deliver and support apps with a wide range of uses across the Trust.
I'm married and the proud dad of two lads. Away from UHS, I'm a trustee of a couple of charities, a member of Thrive Church in Eastleigh where I co-lead the children's work and lead worship, a Wikipedia administrator, an active member of the Green Party and a fairly prolific tweeter (@waggers5).
I manage the database team, and have recently taken on the server team too. I do a mix of management/planning alongside hands on database development, support and performance tuning.
I’m a bit of a craft beer geek and run the pub quizzes at a couple of local micropubs. Attempting to get back into sport and exercise but it’s hard going!
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