The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Paul Jones

Dr Paul Jones

Chief Digital Information Officer

From November 2019

Dr Paul Jones joined the Trust in November 2019. Paul has held senior roles across the public and private sector including Chief Technology Officer for the NHS in England and Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Serco. Paul’s background is rooted in technology with a BSc and PhD in Computer Science. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Chartered IT Professional. Paul leads a team of more than 400 digital, IT and information specialists, delivering vital services across the Trust to support exceptional patient care. This includes development of the Trust’s electronic patient record, applications to support specialist functions, reporting and information insight, data quality and coding and records management. The team is also responsible for information governance and core IT services covering devices, cyber, networks, data centres, service desk and service management.

Paul is also CIO for the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership Digital Programme, supporting the enablement of digital technologies at a regional level.

In 2023, Paul was elected Chair of the CIO Advisory Panel, which includes 12 CIOs from various NHS Trusts and regional organisations, elected by peers from across the country. The panel is responsible for setting direction for the CIO Network, providing an independent, nationally elected voice for local NHS digital leaders.