The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Sarah Hanbridge appointed as Chief Clinical Information Officer for Nursing & AHPs

23 August 2022

Sarah Hanbridge has been appointed as Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) for Nursing & Allied Health Professionals at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Sarah Hanbridge v2.jpgSarah joins the Trust from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, which is the largest single site cancer centre in Europe, treating more than 60,000 patients a year. With a keen interest in championing digital at a regional and national level, Sarah has also recently worked as Regional Chief Nursing Information Officer (CNIO) for NHS England & NHS Improvement, raising the profile of nurses working in digital transformation and empowering nurses and midwives across the region to engage with and influence digital transformation. She is also Chair of the Digital Health CNIO Advisory panel, which works alongside the CCIO and CIO Networks to promote, develop and share best practice across NHS IT and the digital health leader community.

The first senior nurse to graduate from the Florence Nightingale Foundation Scholarship, Sarah was recognised at this year’s Digital Health Awards, winning the Outstanding Contribution to Digital Health Networks award.

Paul Jones, Chief Digital Information Officer said: “We’re absolutely delighted Sarah is joining our leadership team at such an exciting time in our digital journey. She has some fantastic regional and national experience, with a strong network of contacts, all of which will be invaluable in our work to ensure digital solutions improve the day-to-day experience of our patients & staff and support the delivery of world class healthcare and research.”

Commenting on her appointment, Sarah said: “I’m delighted to be joining the Leeds Teaching Hospitals team. It’s a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference as part of a well-established, highly respected digital team with many exciting and ambitious plans for the future. The Trust has a fantastic reputation, with a real ‘can do’ culture and emphasis on quality improvement, and I’m really looking forward to meeting more of my new colleagues to understand the opportunities and challenges ahead.”

Sarah starts her new role at the Trust on Tuesday 30 August.