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Our team

Our team is made up from a group of dedicated professionals that have worked across health, care and technology in some capacity for many years. Every person has something unique to add to the Digital Notts programme, but there is one thing that binds us together. It’s our passion for using technology to improve the care and experience of patients – their families, carers and practitioners, across all of our services.

Our role is to coordinate the delivery of the Digital Notts programme by providing a clear decision-making structure and framework for all the organisations involved. Our plans, targets and priorities are agreed by the two Health and Wellbeing Boards for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Supporting this is a programme board, a number of leadership and implementation groups and programme management team. However, the majority of our work is achieved by working with the experts and professionals in each of our partner organisations.

Andrew Fearn

Digital Notts SRO

Andrew loves bringing people together to deliver more than they could do on their own. He’s spent over 30 years in the NHS working across every care planning and delivery setting – the last 20 of which as the Digital Director and information governance ‘responsible owner’ in one of the largest teaching hospitals in the country. He set up EMRAD, the East Midlands Imaging Network  – a national exemplar in digital collaboration for improving clinical services; looking after every digital image taken across a population of 5.5m, with services provided in 11 hospitals but he’s most excited about exploiting the digital potential to provide the right information at the right time to enable each and every citizen in Nottinghamshire to enjoy their best possible health and wellbeing. Technology should not be for technologies sake, but for the benefit of the people we serve. His job will be to bring together the community, through appropriately managed governance, to exploit the digital opportunities to full advantage.

Alexis Farrow

Programme Director
Alexis has always been extremely passionate about improving patient outcomes and ensuring that socio-economic factors do not disadvantage access to digital services. She brings this same passion to her role at Digital Notts, along with her wealth of experience of working in senior roles across information, governance, and digital transformation in the NHS, local authority and criminal justice. Alexis is responsible for the development of the ICS digital strategy and its implementation across the health and care system in the region, driving large-scale change programmes and enhancing opportunities for how the local population uses digital solutions to interact with local services.

Jonathan Lee

Business and Finance Lead
Jonathan is a qualified Accountant with a wealth of experience gained from working at a senior level in a number of organisations, mostly in the NHS. This includes working on many successful contract tenders, developing new partnerships, service change, financial planning, costing, service evaluation and operationally managing health centres and the 70 staff that ran them. As a registered future focused finance Value Maker and active member of the Healthcare Finance Management Association, Jonathan sees his role as being about enablement. He believes that we are in a world of rapid digital transformation that will enable new models of service delivery to improve how we care for our population. This all has to align, be delivered through a value-based approach with robust financial governance that supports a sustainable change. Outside of work, Jonathan can be found camping with his family, swimming in a nearby lake or pool, twanging on a double bass or coaching a kids football team.

Maria Principe

Andrew Haw

Shared Care Records Programme Manager
With a long career in informatics and IT management and consulting, Andrew brings his knowledge and experience of designing and implementing large scale systems in the government and NHS sectors to Digital Notts. Andrew first joined the NHS in 1992 as a director of an IM&T service in Manchester, before taking his skills to Birmingham where he worked in University Hospital Birmingham, the local health authority, and in various healthcare settings in senior ICT roles. In 2011, Andrew took up the national role of interim director of data services at NHS Digital (formerly known as HSCIC) before joining the team in Nottinghamshire as head of health informatics. Since joining the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS in 2019, Andrew has led on strategy, interoperability and the next generation of Shared Care Records. Outside of his role, Andrew enjoys going to the gym and walking the hills of the UK, most often with his wife and 4 adult children.

Jane Scarborough

Public-Facing Digital Services Programme Manager
Jane has many years of professional experience as a communications and marketing specialist in the public sector with a successful track record of implementing several major change management initiatives. Jane joined the team in 2020 as a Project and Business Change Manager for Assistive Technologies. She is now keen to use her communication and project management skills to support the expansion of digital healthcare and technology enabled care across Nottinghamshire.

Kira Foster

Business Analyst
After working in the NHS for 5 years and completing her degree in Business Analysis, Kira developed a keen interest for the encouragement and benefits of change and how this can support and improve day-to-day processes. Kira works across the ICS to understand current processes and works closely with teams to design a process that integrates key IT solutions, enhancing the information they receive and encouraging time savings.

Outside of work, Kira plays field hockey and loves to take her dogs, Bailey and Jasper for walks.

Catherine Cooper

Information Governance Officer
Catherine joined the team in 2020 as an Admin Support Officer. Her role involves supporting the team’s administration needs to enable them to deliver the Digital Notts Programme. Whether she is writing data protection documentation for projects, or coordinating events, Cat is our ‘go-to’ person for Digital Notts. With her passion for making a real difference for local people, Cat also supports the public facing aspects of the Digital Hub project across Nottinghamshire which involves developing digital literacy across the wider population.

Our plan for delivering outstanding
digital health and care 

How we will deliver a successful digital health and care strategy

Striving for greater collaboration
between all sectors in our region