Health Call. The partnership.

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Built by the North East for the North East

Health Call is a collaboration between six NHS Foundation Trusts in the North East of England. The Trusts include County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, North Tees and Hartlepool Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Health Call is the largest deployment of digital care technologies in England. Covering the North East North Cumbria Integrated Care System region, Health Call enables best practice and diverse clinical expertise to be shared across Trusts. Digital services designed, built and deployed by care professionals are made available to every organisation within the Health Call collaboration, meaning digital care can be rolled out safely, at scale and at low cost.

Inhealthcare Limited, a UK digital health specialist, currently provides the digital infrastructure to Health Call.

 

At Health Call we’ve built our approaches to service delivery to help meet NHS objectives

To work together with our colleagues to share innovation and clinical expertise across the North East and North Cumbria region

To provide citizens in the North East with access to some of the most advanced and effective technologies and expertise in the world

To provide our NHS and social care colleagues with the tools and expertise to improve our care delivery

Health Call leadership team

Professor Graham Evans, Chief Information and Technology Officer, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, Chief Digital Officer, North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System and Honorary Professor at Teesside University.

Graham has held several national and regional leadership roles relating to health informatics, commencing his NHS career with North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust in June 2004 as the director of IM&T. Before joining the NHS, Graham worked within the private sector in a range of senior commercial, operational and engineering management positions, predominantly in the chemical, electronics and FMCG industries. Graham was recently appointed as an Honorary Professor at Teesside University.

Andrew Izon, Chief Information Officer, County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust

Andrew Izon is a clinician and clinical safety officer with more than 30 years' experience in the care services and is currently the Chief Information Officer for County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, a large acute and community care NHS organisation in the North East of England.

Nick Black, Chief Digital Information Officer, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

Nick has worked in a variety of Digital roles for a number of NHS organisations covering Primary, Community and Acute Care over the last 25 years, and he is currently the Chief Digital Information Officer and Senior Information Risk Officer at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust. During 2018 whilst at Gateshead, he secured NHS Global Digital Exemplar Fast Follower status for the Trust; working in partnership with Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust.

Graham King, Chief Information Officer for The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust

Graham is the Chief Information Officer for The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust where he secured NHS Global Digital Exemplar status. Prior to joining the NHS he led the Global Development and Delivery arm of BT Global Health, delivering application and infrastructure services including data centre migration, broadband network services, bespoke software build, system integration and client site transition and transformation services. Graham has over 20 years’ experience leading high profile transformations in Blue Chip organisations as well as the Department of Health and the NHS.

Andrew Adair, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Andrew has been a consultant in emergency medicine at James Cook Hospital since 2005. Born in the North East, he initially trained in Manchester before returning to complete his training in the northern deanery. He led the emergency department through its transition from paper to a completely paperless, digital system and remains actively involved in on-going configuration changes and development. He was appointed as Chief Clinical Information Officer for South Tees in 2005 and is dedicated to improving health by utilising technology.

Dr Nicola Wesley, Interim Chief Executive Officer for the Academic Health Science Network North East and North Cumbria

Since gaining a PhD in Chemistry from Durham University Nicola has worked in a variety of roles supporting business and industry in the North East. She worked as a Programme Manager and then Head of NHS Innovations North before taking up the position as Innovation Director at the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria in 2013. Nicola is Interim CEO at the AHSN NENC.