Beautiful Information

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the team

Beautiful Information is chaired by a formal board which meets quarterly and is made up of directors from East Kent Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Ashford & St Peters NHS Foundation Trust and the private sector. The governance structure for the company also includes an audit committee and remuneration committee. The chairman of Beautiful Information is Peter Presland and the company secretary is Alison Fox. The board of the Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network receives monthly management reports from Beautiful Information.

  • Dr Marc FarrDr Marc Farr
    Founder
    On leaving the management consultancy Experian I joined UCL’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis as a senior research fellow. It was there that I made initial contact with Dr Foster, analysing the relationship between geodemography and health outcomes. We were looking at the use of postcode level statistics to standardise hospital mortality rates alongside variables such as age, sex and diagnosis to enable hospitals to be compared with one another. In 2004 I joined Dr Foster as Director of Product Development where I oversaw the company’s development of tools across clinical benchmarking, financial management and health needs mapping. In 2007 I was made Honorary Professor at UCL in the field of Geomatic and Civil Engineering. In 2010 I joined East Kent University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where I am Director of Information responsible for informatics, coding and clinical systems. I am a graduate of the King’s Fund future leaders course and was named in the HSJ Top 50 Innovators in Health. Download HSJ Innovators Supplement.
      • Scott ParkerScott Parker
        Managing Director
        I have been working on internet-related projects for many years and helped to build one of the government’s first websites in 1994. I went on to manage websites for Local Government Chronicle and Health Service Journal, before becoming Associate Editor of Internet Magazine during the dotcom boom and bust. I spent six years at Dr Foster Intelligence developing complex web-based applications for NHS organisations, before starting my own consultancy business working largely within the healthcare sector. I am author of The web designer’s 101 most important decisions, published in 2012.
      • RE2Richard Ewins
        Director of Product Development
        As the Information Development Lead I am responsible for the Development Team, managing projects and delivering innovative information solutions. I have a wide range of experience working within the NHS, as well as project management experience. I have principally been involved in a move to report automation, allowing the Information Team to focus on analysis rather than running regular reports. I have also been at the forefront of the move to business information, reporting in real-time, both internally and outside the trust, and on a wide range of devices.
      • Ben RoslingBen Rosling
        Director of Operations
        I bring over 17 years of NHS experience having worked in a number of different roles. I started life as a Diagnostic Radiographer in 1998, progressing into operational management and programme management for Primary Care Trusts, acute trusts, Strategic Health Authorities, county councils and private care providers. For the past nine years I have provided consultancy services to the NHS at director Level, working with senior managers and clinicians to improve and optimise the effective delivery of patient care and the associated financial savings.
      • Caroline HowesCaroline Howes
        Head of Delivery
        With over 10 years’ experience delivering IT projects, I have most recently focused on innovative and transformative healthcare projects. These have been diverse in their size and goals, and include developing creative iPad games for people living with dementia and delivering a large scale service consolidation for the NHS which resulted in ambitious cost savings being made.
      • Roger JacksonRoger Jackson
        Lead Developer
        I have spent a number of years helping develop and deliver successful IT projects to a number of NHS Organisations. Systems still widely used today include electronic patient discharge notifications, ward whiteboards and informatics systems for the collection of patient-reported outcomes.
      • Ross FacerRoss Facer
        Head of Business Support
        I started my career with the managing consultancy Experian Ltd as a Marketing Analyst, before quickly moving into account management and sales roles. After several years, I moved into the marketing side of the business, looking after collateral and design, the division’s event and conference programme, campaign management, and website and product launches. Before joining Beautiful Information in October 2016, I worked for the RSPB for several years, in the membership recruitment and performance management part of the charity. At Beautiful Information, I work closely with Ruth, Chloe and Karen ensuring that the support elements and requirements of the business run smoothly. Outside of work, I am a very keen Ornithologist and love everything about our natural world.
      • Ruth JamiesonRuth Jamieson
        Business Support Manager
        Prior to Beautiful Information I had roles working in Australia and the UK across the mining and oil industries where I was mainly involved in the implementation of large enterprise resource planning systems (SAP) as well as end user support and maintenance. At Beautiful Information Ross and I are working together to provide business support, ensuring that the various requirements of the business are met.
      • Karen LanganKaren Langan
        Business Support Administration
        I have worked in a great variety of administration roles for the last 30 years, with the last 25 spent in a public sector environment. I have gained different internal qualifications in this area. I specialise in diary management, organisation and  co-ordination. I am also experienced in all aspects of conference organisation. I am an excellent communicator and very much enjoy the challenges the variety of my work presents.

Associates

        • Sarah GoldsackSarah Goldsack
          joined the NHS in 2004 after working in a range of commercial sector roles specialising in project and change management and setting up and developing new departments. Whilst in the NHS I have gained extensive experience in a number of areas including Knowledge Management, Business Intelligence, Risk Management, Governance, Patient Relations, Performance Management and Quality Assurance both in the acute and primary care sectors. Sarah has led a range of improvement and redesign projects both commercially and in the NHS and is currently working as Associate Director of Knowledge Management for East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.
        • Denise BlackmanDenise Blackman ACC
          A clinical coding professional with 19 years experience, beginning at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust as a clinical coder before securing the position of Senior Clinical Coder. I moved to 3M Healthcare in 2007, which coincided with the implementation of the Payment by Results audit programme. In 2008 I became Head of Clinical Coding at East Kent Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, leading a team of 30 staff. The team achievements include a complement of 17 Accredited Clinical Coders with a rolling programme to assist the Trainee Clinical Coding Analysts in securing the National Clinical Coding Qualification.
        • Simon Bailey
          As Deputy Head of Information for East Kent University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust I lead the Corporate information unit, ensuring it’s intuitive to its customers and robust. I joined the Trust in 2009 and now lead on a range of services aiming to produce accessible information whilst building dynamic business intelligence solutions for those inside and outside of the Trust. Prior to this, I gained experience working in many different facets of the NHS over 10 years at all levels of care including Kent and Medway Mental Health Trust, then into Primary Care for Eastern & Coastal PCT, Specialised Commissioning and NHS Medway. It is with this intelligence and aptitude that we are now trying to deliver a product that can not only map the patient pathway, from demand to discharge, but also allow the user to access key metrics and alerts at their fingertips.
        • David MullettDavid Mullett
          I have more than 10 years’ experience of working with healthcare data. During that time, I have worked with organisations from across the English healthcare system to improve outcomes and support change through the smart use of data. This has given me a thorough knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of the many complex datasets from community care, primary care, secondary care, mental health and public health, and how data can be used to meet the information needs of all users through robust reporting and intelligent analytics. In addition, I am co-author on a number of peer-reviewed systematic reviews and statistical analyses
        • Chloe Phillips
          As a Bsc Business Management Student, currently in my second year of study at the University of Southampton, I have a strong interest in the Digital Marketing side of Business, where I hope to develop my skills and knowledge further throughout this degree. Working for a business who deal with real-time situations within this field, is giving me a valuable insight into the digital world, as well being able to transfer and implement my fresh and current knowledge gained from my studies into the company’s marketing strategy.

PARTNERS

    • Simon JonesProfessor Simon Jones
      Simon holds the Chair in Health Care Management and Policy within the Department of Health Care and Policy. Prior to this he has held a number of senior posts in health care including Chief Statistician at Dr Foster Intelligence and a secondment as Head of Analytics for the Centre for Workforce Intelligence for Health and Social Care.
    • Alex SingletonDr Alex Singleton
      Alex is a Lecturer in Geographic Information Science at the University of Liverpool. He holds degrees from the University of Manchester and University College London. His research extends from a geographic tradition of area classification and has developed a broad critique of the ways in which geodemographic methods can be refined through modern scientific approaches to data mining, geographic information science and quantitative human geography.
    • Simon de LusignanProfessor Simon de Lusignan
      I am a General Practitioner and Professor of Primary Care and Clinical Informatics at the University of Surrey. I am Chair in Health Care Management, engaged in improving health care management through research and training of the next generation of managers. My research focuses on how routinely collected data can be used for quality improvement and how IT is best used at the point of care.
    • Richard WebberProfessor Richard Webber
      Richard Webber is the originator of the UK’s leading geodemographic classifications, Acorn and Mosaic and for many years managed the micromarketing divisions of first CACI and then Experian. In recent years he has championed the use of personal and family names as a means of inferring people’s cultural background, a tool used by the political parties to support their election campaigns. His colleague in this venture is Trevor Philips. A fellow of the Institute of Direct Marketing and of the Market Research Society, he is currently a visiting Professor in the department of Geography, Kings College London.