Meet the team

Meet the members of this passionate team who craft their trade to build innovative, digital solutions to help our workforce help you.

Digital Programmes Team

Digital Programmes Team

Alex Kimber
Alex Kimber project manager
Alex Kimber
Alex Kimber project manager

My job is to connect and communicate with a whole range of staff across the Trust, and externally with our partners, to push forward our digital projects.

My favourite thing to do outside of work is to explore the world as much as possible!

Suresh Kumar
Suresh Kumar GDE project manager
Suresh Kumar
Suresh Kumar GDE project manager

I work on speech recognition, a project which aims to improve the turnaround time of documents to patients and reduce clinicians time in documentation. I am also working on asset tracking a project which aims to locate each asset including all medical devices, IT devices, specimens, drugs etc.

In my spare time I enjoy browsing science and technology updates, and forget them, registering courses on EdX, and not completing them, watching documentaries, live Indian regional news streams,  walking with nature, exploring food, enjoying fine spirits …

Chris Magdziarz
Chris Magdziarz project manager enterprise wide scheduling
Chris Magdziarz
Chris Magdziarz project manager enterprise wide scheduling

My role at UHSFT is to investigate the feasibility of an enterprise wide scheduling system, a modern scheduling solution that would allow us to book pathways of care across multiple services and incorporate multiple resources.

UHS wish to deploy multi-resource scheduling which enables users to ensure that the correct staff, equipment and rooms are available within a single system.

Outside of work I choreograph amateur dramatics, and also perform in many. I love motorcycling and my biggest adventure was biking all the way to Gran Canaria!

Kath Machin
Kath Machin GDE project support officer
Kath Machin
Kath Machin GDE project support officer
JoJo McKibben
JoJo McKibben GDE press & comms lead
JoJo McKibben
JoJo McKibben GDE press & comms lead

Making sure all of our patients, staff and the wider global healthcare community understand all about our digital transformation at the Trust. This means I listen to patients, clinical staff, non clinical staff and the digital team here at the Trust. I'll also often have my camera with me filming or taking photos.

Outside of work I enjoy the outdoors, my family, snuggling up on the sofa to read a good book or watch a good film.

Scott Whitcher
Scott Whitcher GDE projects and spend tracking manager
Scott Whitcher
Scott Whitcher GDE projects and spend tracking manager

On a daily basis I manage a wide range of projects, varying from medical device integration pieces to implementing an authentication solution to assist staff with accessing systems.

I also deal with the capital finances within the informatics department, providing updates to stakeholders in regards to the financial position of the department

To ensure a healthy work-life balance I spend my time off walking my dog in the forest, reading anything by James Patterson and watching a good film.

Matt Sutton
Matt Sutton digital maternity programme manager
Matt Sutton
Matt Sutton digital maternity programme manager

I lead a programme to provide digital capabilities for maternity services within Southampton, Hampshire Hospitals, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth (SHIP). The programme includes the replacement of paper hand held notes carried by pregnant women with the introduction of digital personal health records, My Maternity Record and the procurement of a core digital maternity system to be used by clinicians across the SHIP area.

Outside of work, I am father to two sport-loving boys, a local scout leader, a canoe paddler and I am currently training for the Devizes to Westminster Canoe race. I am a cycle tourist and spent two weeks cycling through the Balkans during the summer of 2019.

Helen Harrison
Helen Harrison GDE project manager
Helen Harrison
Helen Harrison GDE project manager
Sam Dobson
Sam Dobson GDE junior project manager
Sam Dobson
Sam Dobson GDE junior project manager
Autumn Jerrard
Autumn Jerrard GDE benefits support officer
Autumn Jerrard
Autumn Jerrard GDE benefits support officer
Lorna Adams-Jones
Lorna Adams-Jones ED project manager
Lorna Adams-Jones
Lorna Adams-Jones ED project manager

I’m one of UHS’s long timers, having started my nurse training back in the late 80s; if I was stick of rock I’d have UHS branding running through me!

I moved from nursing to Informatics back when nurses used to use a DOS based system called Crescendo. I work on projects that focus on introducing digital ways of working to clinical teams and am currently working with teams in the Emergency Department and loving every minute.

When out of work I love to go kayaking with my husband and we’ll often be out on the sea at places like Old Harry's Rock or Durdle Dor. We have recently added a canoe to our 'fleet’ which I’m learning how to paddle solo to enable me to navigate some of the pretty rivers we have in this part of the world.