- Dr Marc Farr
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 2013. Download HSJ Innovators Supplement
- Jake Arnold Forster
As Carradale founder I am an entrepreneur, consultant, coach, non-executive board member and chairman working with public organisations, private companies and charities. I was founder and former CEO of Dr Foster Intelligence and led the company to become one of the UK’s fastest-growing and most influential companies. I have developed a personal network of chief executives, policy makers, civil servants, senior managers and other top professionals in the NHS, the private sector and central and local governments.
- Scott Parker
Chief Technology Officer
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.
- Richard 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 Rosling
Director of Transformation
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.
- Roger Jackson
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.
- Ruth 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 Megan and I are working together to provide business support, ensuring that the various requirements of the business are met.
- Sarah 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 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.
- Chris Green
An analyst with over 11 years experience in Urgent and Emergency Care. I have worked across health economies through Primary and Secondary care and private healthcare organisations. I now work as the Analytics lead for NHS England in the Emergency Care Intensive Support Team who work with organisations throughout England on the provision of high quality care. I have implemented multiple informatics solutions into organisations both from a technical and operational perspective, ranging from long range capacity modelling to daily operational analysis. I also provide bespoke solutions to NHS organisations and presented at National and International conferences on the use of best practice analytics.
- 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.
- Julian Tyndale Biscoe
I am Managing Director and Founder of InHealth Communications. I have over ten years’ experience in the health sector helping clients to increase awareness of the importance of accurate data and intelligence in the delivery of healthcare. Formerly editor of MedEconomics I joined Dr Foster as Head of Marketing and Communications where I was instrumental role in raising the profile this fast-growing health informatics company amongst NHS professionals.
- Professor 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.
- Dr 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.
- Professor 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.
- Professor 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.