Prior to joining the NHS in 2016 Stephen spent over 20 years working for Siemens, starting as an apprentice, and working his way through a variety of roles ranging from programming and application configuration to corporate strategy and governance, account management and service design/provision.
In the NHS he has held CIO roles for a variety of organisations in the Dorset ICS including Dorset CCG, Dorset Healthcare and Dorset County Hospital. This has given him the opportunity to understand the differences and similarities in delivering services to staff and patients across Primary Care, Community and Mental Health services into the Acute Care setting.
Living with his family just outside of Dorchester in Dorset he is also an Assistant Scout Leader and a volunteer with Dorset Search and Rescue. He is a Chartered Fellow of the BCS, a Leading Practitioner of FEDIP and a Certified Healthcare CIO with CHIME.
“I joined the NHS in 2016. Prior I worked for Siemens across several roles for over 22 years. In 2013 resulting from extensive travelling for work I developed a chronic DVT. The NHS organisations in Dorset supported my recovery and I believe saved my life. As a result, when the opportunity to join the NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group as their Chief Information Officer came around, I had to apply. It was my opportunity to repay the NHS. Since 2016 I have had the opportunity to lead three of the digital teams in Dorset, plus responsibility for leading the digital transformation portfolio for the System.
“Now appointed to NHS Dorset as the Chief Digital Information Officer I am keen to continue the work I have started in Dorset, raising the standards of our security and foundation services to give us a solid platform to implement more advanced technologies. This foundation will allow us to continue to lead the way with our award-winning approach to analytics and intelligence, how we integrate innovative smart technologies used by patients to support their lives, ultimately using data to provide insights and wisdom that empower the Dorset approach to Population Health improvement and the reduction of inequalities and inequities.”
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