Next steps in the development of clinical safety roles
With the constant advancement of technology in healthcare, the role of clinical safety officers has become increasingly crucial. In this session, we will delve into the future development of clinical safety officer roles in health and care. Join us to explore the challenges associated with regulating and locally assuring EPRs; software as a medical device; and the emergence of AI platforms in health.
Chair: Paul Curley, CCIO, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Interim Vice Chair of Council – FCI & Clinical Safety Officer – NHS South, Central and West
Maggie Lay, RN, MSc, CSO, FFCI, is Interim Vice Chair of Council at the FCI and Vice Chair of the FCI Clinical Safety Special Interest Group. She believes that Clinical Safety is a transformation tool, that it should not be a compliance chore, and that it is everyone’s responsibility.
Chair Digital Medicines Special Interest Group – FCI
My interest and enthusiasm for digital systems and transformation prompted me to create and chair the Digital Medicines Special Interest Group at the FCI. The group aims to bring together like-minded individuals, promote networking amongst peers, reduce duplication and create key strategic documents and ideas. My background is as a clinical pharmacist who has worked primarily in secondary care and I also have a wider role nationally in strategy and policy.
Deputy CCIO – NHS England
Arjun is a General Practitioner and lives and works in Ealing, London. After graduating from University College London in 2003, he undertook medical training and gained MRCP in 2007. He then retrained as a GP, gaining MRCGP in 2009. He has postgraduate diplomas in Medical Education and Healthcare Informatics.
In 2009, Arjun became a Managing Partner at the Argyle Health Group, where he leads a team caring for 21,000 patients. The practice has won multiple awards including BMJ Primary Care Team of the Year in 2015 and Clinical Team of the Year in 2016. His clinical interest lies in Care Homes Medicine.
Arjun has worked in local commissioning, being Clinical Lead for Prescribing, Ophthalmology, Infectious Diseases, IT & Diagnostics, and a member of the Ealing CCG Governing Board until 2017.
In the past, Arjun has held national professional leadership roles as both the Deputy & Chair of the RCGP Health Informatics Group and the Co–Deputy & Chair of the Joint GP IT Committee. He is a member of the British Computer Society and is a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics. He was Clinical Director & Caldicott Guardian at NHS Digital until it merged with NHS England. He is now Interim Deputy Chief Clinical Information Officer at NHS England.
He has worked across Privacy, Legal, Transparency, Ethics, Data and Clinical Domains at National level. He became Chair of the UK Caldicott Guardian Council in 2021 and sits on the National Data Guardian’s Panel.
Throughout his career, he has held an interest in the application of information systems to healthcare problems. He has an interest in system design and how to translate technology into practice for the benefit of patients.
Dr Sebastien Alexander
Founding Fellow of the FCI & Chair of FCI Clinical Safety Special Interest Group
CCIO – Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
I have worked in the NHS for 36 years, 27 as a Consultant surgeon, 14 within clinical IT, 8 as CCIO (1 year on Board), am an NHS Digital Academy graduate and am passionate about clinically-led Digital transformation. Developing the digital leaders of the will ensure a bright, sustainable future for the NHS.