Chief Information Officer, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
With over 30 years’ experience working in technology and 20 years’ managing and leading digital transformation across the public sector, Nicola is currently the CIO at Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust. There, her focus is development of an information strategy and capability to support hospital and system-wide performance and, alongside the CCIO, oversight of the Digital Strategy. Nicola also works actively with other CIOs across the region of Hampshire and the Isle of White to enable integrated health care.
Nicola was raised by NHS professionals, she is mother to a junior doctor and also a carer. In this regard, she frequently sees for herself what those receiving healthcare services experience. Her overriding passion is the provision of citizen-centric solutions and innovations that support the realisation of fully integrated healthcare and new ways of working that will help sustain safe and effective health and care service in the futures.
She brings expertise from sectors beyond the NHS, where she directed the implementation of student journey and public relationship management programmes that transformed the way services and education were delivered in areas such academia and local government, and how they engaged with service users.