The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Leeds Teaching Hospitals’ Paul Jones appointed to regional role

7 December 2020

Paul Jones, Chief Digital Information Officer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, has been appointed as Chief Information Officer for the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Digital Programme.

This is an additional role to Paul’s current responsibilities at the Trust, supporting the enablement of digital technologies at a regional level. The Partnership, also known as an integrated care system, brings together a number of local organisations, working closely together to improve the health, care and wellbeing of 2.7 million people living across the area.

Paul will work closely with Dawn Greaves, Digital Programme Manager and Dr Liz Mear, Senior Responsible Officer, supporting a number of projects including the Yorkshire & Humber Care Record, Digital First Primary Care and digital inclusion across the region. Liz is also the Managing Director for Leeds Academic Health Partnership.

Commenting on his appointment, Paul said “Digital technologies have huge potential to improve the day-to-day experience of our patients and colleagues, supporting the delivery of world class healthcare and research. The digital teams across the Partnership will help us realise this potential at a regional level, developing a transparent, achievable digital strategy to take us forward, whilst keeping in view those who may be digitally excluded.

I’ve built some great contacts through my role at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, and I’m looking forward to developing this network further as we work together on regional projects, ensuring we realise the true digital potential of our integrated care systems. We’re lucky enough to have some fantastic clinical and technical talent in our region and this is a perfect opportunity to work collaboratively, sharing learning and resources across the region.”