Dr Paul Jones appointed as Chief Digital and Information Officer at Leeds Teaching

Dr Paul Jones has been appointed as Chief Digital & Information Officer (CDIO) at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Paul joins the Trust from BUPA, where he has held a number of senior IT roles since joining them in 2016. During this time, Paul established a global security operations centre and was also responsible for the Group’s enterprise architecture.

Previously, Paul worked across the public and private sector with roles including Group CIO of Serco and as a Director within the public sector practice at KPMG Consulting.  He was also Chief Technology Officer for the NHS in England where he was the senior responsible officer for the Spine and N3 as well as responsible for the clinical coding service, Information Governance Toolkit and the enterprise and solution architecture for many national programmes.

Chief Executive of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Julian Hartley welcomed Paul’s appointment.  He said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Paul will be joining our Trust board and I know he will be a great asset to the team. This is an exciting time for Leeds Teaching Hospitals and Paul’s skills and expertise will help us to build on the innovative work of our Digital and Informatics team in collaboration with partners across the city. This will drive forward our vision to provide the best specialist and integrated care for patients across our seven hospitals.”

Commenting on his appointment, Paul said: “I am delighted to be joining Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust at an exciting time in its digital journey.  With ambitions to become a digital hospital, it is great to see the focus and importance placed on improving the experience of both patients and staff through impressive digital initiatives. I am looking forward to learning more about the challenges and opportunities and I have been blown away by the people I have met so far. The Leeds Way culture shines strongly across the organisation.”