Gerry Bolger is a registered nurse, CSO and established in clinical informations and digital transformation for nearly half his NHS career of 33 years. He is also the current Interim Vice Chair of the Faculty.He is also a Florence Nightingale Foundation Leadership Fellow.
His background in informatics and was the eHealth lead on the Royal College of Nursing Council, and Chair of its eHealth forum for several years.
He has worked in various roles, including Acting Chief Nurse in a multi-sited acute NHS Trust, then at SHA as workforce transformaton lead, and national lead for the Hospital at nigh Programme. He was the CNIO at Imperial College before recently becoming the joint-CSO on the national COVID-app for England and Wales.
He is a Bowtie Practitioner, an industry agnostic methodology for identify wear risk control barriers, which evolved after the major oil rig incident of Piper Alpha. The Bowtie approach became the tool of choice by Shell Industries, and has evolved into a digital solution for all industries and in particular for healthcare and in particular clinical safety.
A very visual dynamic tool, it can be used by clinical safety teams, and other parts of healthcare (or in fact any industry (including digital manufacturing) to identify weaknesses in controls, while managing the risk management process, making recommendation and producing over 25 styles of reports in traditional and more visual approaches.