Liz is the first to admit, she came into the world of clinical informatics quite by accident as have many others in the profession. Liz found she had a keen interest in Health IT Systems especially around the transformation of services with the support of digital technologies., It was a natural progression to advance her specialism in clinical informatics. She has extensive working knowledge of the NHS working on the front line urgent and emergency care, to commissioning services at a region level and most recently utilising this wealth of experience in implementing National digital transformation.
National roles include working in the capacity of the lead Clinical Safety Officer (CSO) for the NHS e-Referral Service, followed by providing subject matter expertise on the National emergency covid response with covid testing platform and then the Covid Vaccination Programme. In 2022 as part of the Year of the Digital Profession, Liz was awarded a Digital and Data Award, the Spirit Award, recognising her leadership and contribution to advancing a team during the fight against COVID-19 and during the recovery phase.
Liz has been a Fellow within the Faculty of Clinical Informatics since 2019 and has recently completed a MSc in Patient Safety with her research dissertation topic examining the legal framework for the implementation of digital technologies (DCB-0160). Having an extensive understanding of how these legal requirements may impact organisations and the complexities associated with differing levels of digital maturity within the wider NHS is allowing her to support National transformation programmes.