Dr Jonathan Harness
Chief Clinical Information Officer (Newcastle Gateshead CCG)
GP Partner (Glenpark Medical Practice)
Dr Harness currently chairs the CDRC and acts as its Clinical Safety Officer. His primary interest is in EMIS Web and in information transfer.
Dr Gareth Forbes
GP Partner (Leadgate Surgery)
Director (Derwentside Healthcare GP Federation)
Informatics Lead for Primary Care Research in the North East and North Cumbria
Dr Forbes is a GP partner at a busy North East General Practice. Regarding CDRC his key objectives are to:
- To help bridge the gap between guideline production and implementation, whilst respecting the need for individual and integrated patient care
- To maximise the use of IT resources to improve patient care, safety and experience, improve NHS staff experience and improve efficiency.
Deputy Lead Pharmacist / Senior Information Risk Owner (CBC Health)
Day to day Gary’s main role is to manage the team delivering CCG commissioned Practice based Medicine Optimisation Services. He also provides Information Governance and IT support to the wider CBC Health Team.
For CDRC, Gary helps to look after the EMIS instance that is used to share resources. He also helps to develop, maintain and assess to EMIS based resources.
Dr Tom Zamoyski
GP Partner (Throckley Primary Care)
Dr Zamoyski has an interest in medical student education, IT/process improvement and delivers a regular care home round in Throckley as part of the care homes project.
He is part of the CDRC implementation sub-group.
Digital Integration Lead (Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG and North Durham CCG)
Nicola is currently the Programme Lead for CDRC on behalf of North Durham and DDES CCGs. A key part of this involves securing ongoing funding for the group and ensuring the relevant organisations are involved in decision making.
Primary Care Data Quality Lead (North of England Commissioning Support – NECS)
Billie is the Senior lead for the Primary Care Data Quality team across the North East. For CDRC she will oversee the operational delivery of the process from the initial resource request to publication for regional use working with clinicians, subject matter experts and key stakeholders including the Academic Health Science Network, Northern Cancer Alliance, NHSE Public Health and North East Quality Observatory Service.
Dr Gareth Coakley
Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer (North Cumbria CCG) and GP.
Dr Coakley practices as a GP in a rural practice in Cumbria. He is also a clinical co-ordinator and GP for the local out of hours GP service (Cumbria Health on Call).
In addition to these roles Dr Coakley is also a GP lead and Chief Clinical Information Officer for North Cumbria CCG, part of which involves sitting on the group of the CDRC.
Dr Coakley also volunteers for BASICS North West working with the Ambulance service in the North West.
Dr Katie Elliott
Primary Care Clinical Director (Northern Cancer Alliance)
Dr Elliott is a GP working with Northern Cancer Alliance to improve access to quality cancer services for the population of North East and North Cumbria, leading work on 2 week wait referral forms for suspected cancers and decision support tools for Upper and Lower GI. She feels CDRC have been essential to this work.
SGPA IT Contracts Manager and Health Pathways/Resource Publisher Programme Lead (Sunderland GP Alliance)
Mark has 15 years’ experience within the NHS from commissioning to provider services. He currently works at the Sunderland GP Alliance where he oversees all things IT related. He has many roles but his focus is patient care.
For CDRC and within Sunderland, Mark is a system champion of resource building, management and governance.
Project Co-Ordinator (Sunderland GP Alliance)
David works closely with Mark and manages and co-ordinates the Sunderland HealthPathway System. The main aim is to develop standardised clinical pathways and referral content with GPs and Secondary care specialists for Primary Care.
Dr Kai Sander
Clinical IT Lead & Caldicott Guardian (Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG)
Dr Sander has promoted clinical software and clinical coding in General Practice for nearly 20 years now. He is the Clinical IT Lead and Caldicott Guardian for Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG, contributes to the development of the Great North Care Record and is involved in creating Digital Strategies for Primary Care and the North East region as a whole. Dr Sander is particularly interested in how practices can achieve benefits from reviewing their business processes, coding and use of searches and generally making best use of software functionality.
Head of PRIMIS Informatics (North Cumbria CCG)
Leading the Cumbria PRIMIS Informatics Team in the delivery of an effective support service to North Cumbria and Morecambe Bay GP practices and CCGs. Including: data standardisation; data quality; data extraction (via Enterprise Search and Reports) and reporting; Read/SNOMED coding; referral form and document library maintenance; supporting the effective use of EMIS and third party software; supporting electronic and integrated working; and associated support and training.
Primary Care Data Quality Specialist (North of England Commissioning Support – NECS)
Kathryn is a Data Quality Specialist within NECS Primary Care Data Quality team who has vast experience in clinical systems as well as Read/CTV3/SNOMED coding systems.
For CDRC she will be supporting the project management processes and the operational delivery from the initial resource request to publication for regional use.
Digital Team (Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG and North Durham CCG)
Julie has recently taken up a position with DDES and North Durham CCG’s Digital team, primarily connecting the surgeries with care homes for online ordering of medications and viewing the SystmOne and EMIS records. Previously, she was a Clinical Systems Specialist with NECS and has been working with the CDRC colleagues on developing a variety of Referral letter templates (including 2WW forms) for SystmOne and E-Referral processes.
Referral Forms Project Manager (CBC Health)
Margaret’s main role at CBC Health is working on the Referral Form Project. She works closely with CDRC colleagues to develop standardised document templates. Once approved, these are published to GP practices across Gateshead and the North East area where appropriate.
Dr Mark Westwood
IM&T Clinical Lead (North Tyneside CCG)
GP Partner (The Village Green Surgery)
Head of Digital Development (Sunderland CCG)
Paul is responsible for GPIT service commissioning and digital transformation co-ordination across Sunderland, focusing on general practice and out of hospital services.
He also supports the CDRC by ensuring supporting services are included in the GPIT SLA and local processes are in place to use resources.
Dr Richard Glennie
Chief Clinical Information Officer (Northumberland CCG)
Chair Northumberland LMC
GP Partner (Greystoke surgery).
For Northumberland CCG Dr Glennie is the Primary Care IT Strategy and Development Lead.
Health Programme Lead (Academic Health Science Network)
Jody, works for the AHSN network and leads on and develops national innovation programmes into the NHS, with a focus on Primary Care and Medicine Optimisation.
For CDRC she is Evaluation lead and is Project Lead for CDRC regional implementation.
Professor Julia Newton
Medical Director (Academic Health Science Network)
Professor Newton is the Medical Director at the Academic Health Science Network and provides support to CDRC via multiple regional networks.