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New chief information officer for NHS England appointed

New chief information officer for NHS England appointed
By Jess Hacker
21 June 2023

NHS England has appointed John Quinn as its new chief information officer.

Mr Quinn’s key responsibilities will include running and developing the NHS’s technical infrastructure and managing cyber security for national services.

He had been filling the role since February on a temporary basis, and was previously the executive director of IT operations and enterprise services at NHS Digital.

He had previously spent eight years in leadership roles at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), including as its executive director for technology, digital data and delivery during the pandemic.

Prior to this he worked in the Department for Education in digital management roles.

Dr Tim Ferris, national director of transformation at NHS England, said: ‘John has led significant digital transformations throughout his career, and so brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role of Chief Information Officer.

‘I’ve found John’s measured, insightful, and outcomes-oriented approach to problem solving invaluable since he joined NHS England.

‘I know the whole team will continue to value his wise and caring leadership style, as we adopt the latest technology to transform the NHS and improve care for patients.’

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