Out of Adversity Comes Strength and Wisdom June 2012

Out of Adversity Comes Strength and Wisdom June 2012

Out of Adversity Comes Strength and Wisdom June 2012


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Authors<br />

Dr Rhidian Bramley<br />

Consultant Radiologist<br />

Dr Rhidian Bramley is a consultant<br />

radiologist <strong>and</strong> director <strong>of</strong> radiology at<br />

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. He was<br />

formerly chair <strong>of</strong> the Royal College <strong>of</strong><br />

Radiologists Picture Archiving <strong>and</strong> Communications Systems<br />

(PACS) <strong>and</strong> Teleradiology group <strong>and</strong> was appointed as a<br />

national clinical advisor to the PACS programme in 2006 to<br />

support the successful deployment <strong>of</strong> PACS <strong>and</strong> Radiology<br />

information systems to 128 Trusts in the UK. He chairs the<br />

Northwest PACS SHA board <strong>and</strong> clinical reference groups,<br />

<strong>and</strong> leads a service improvement programme promoting IT<br />

enabled change <strong>and</strong> QIPP, <strong>and</strong> delivering innovate IT<br />

imaging service developments in the Northwest <strong>and</strong> West<br />

Midl<strong>and</strong>s. He developed the Northwest PACS portal which is<br />

currently enabling over 3000 cross-organisation healthcare<br />

community clinical accesses to PACS per week, <strong>and</strong> is<br />

recognised as a key enabler to supporting clinical networks,<br />

multidisciplinary team working <strong>and</strong> reducing patients waiting<br />

times on clinical care pathways. He now leads an NHS IT<br />

web 2.0 team developing NHS IT services for the Northwest,<br />

including recent deployment <strong>of</strong> a referral <strong>and</strong> results system<br />

to support the Greater Manchester, Cheshire <strong>and</strong> North<br />

Wales cancer networks. He is a<br />

member <strong>of</strong> the Health Informatics Clinical Advisory Team<br />

Contact: Rhidian.Bramley@christie.nhs.uk<br />

Dr Andrew Coley<br />

GP<br />

Andrew Coley has been a GP at a<br />

Practice in Poynton, Cheshire since<br />

1987. Andrew‘s special interests are<br />

Asthma/COPD, Cardiology <strong>and</strong> ENT.<br />

Andrew is Senior Clinical Advisor, Clinical Engagement at<br />

NHS North West in Manchester. A position he has held since<br />

2006. Within that role he is the Chief Clinical Officer for<br />

Health Informatics. He works closely with clinicians in the NW<br />

<strong>and</strong> has established a clinical engagement improvement<br />

strategy, which at it‘s heart recognises the value <strong>of</strong> personal<br />

belief <strong>and</strong> subsequent commitment. He is presently working<br />

on PBC <strong>and</strong> QIPP, both <strong>of</strong> which are so important at the<br />

current time. Andrew is the clinical lead/chair for the Clinical<br />

Leaders Network, NW Health Informatics <strong>and</strong> NW Primary<br />

Care. Previous roles held by Andrew include Total Purchasing<br />

Pilot Chair (1998), PCG Vice Chair (2000), PEC Chair, Central<br />

Cheshire Primary Care Trust (2000 to 2006) <strong>and</strong> Clinical<br />

Advisor, Cheshire <strong>and</strong> Merseyside Strategic Health Authority<br />

(2004 - 2006).Clinical Advisory Team<br />

Contact: Andrew.coley@northwest.nhs.uk

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