Keith is an ex-surgeon and current general practitioner in Dorset. During his training, he completed several fellowships with HEE and the FMLM, including the National Medical Director’s Fellowship with NHS Digital which jumpstarted his career in the Digital Health space. Since then, he has worked in several Digital and Transformational roles at various levels which has helped him gain a wealth of knowledge and expertise in leading, supporting and driving the safe procurement, utilisation, maintenance, and decommissioning of Digital Health Technologies whilst navigating the health and care landscape.
Keith is currently finishing an MSc in Healthcare Leadership and Management which helps with his transformational leadership style and system-level thinking within his CMIO role for Dorset ICB. As part of this role, he is involved in conversations around establishing safe procurement frameworks, defining the governance of DHTs at an organisational and system level, EPR procurement and convergence, digital front door (personalised, accessible, equitable access), and the development of a centralised clinical safety function and shared IT service.
As a strategic clinical advisor for Health Innovation Wessex, he advises and supports innovators in regulatory compliance, and adoption and spread of DHTs across health and care. As part of this role, he helps link industry, academia, and the NHS with an emphasis on value, impact and sustainability of any initiative or intervention.