Out of Adversity Comes Strength and Wisdom June 2012


Out of Adversity Comes Strength and Wisdom June 2012


Dr Rhidian Bramley

Consultant Radiologist

Dr Rhidian Bramley is a consultant

radiologist and director of radiology at

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. He was

formerly chair of the Royal College of

Radiologists Picture Archiving and Communications Systems

(PACS) and Teleradiology group and was appointed as a

national clinical advisor to the PACS programme in 2006 to

support the successful deployment of PACS and Radiology

information systems to 128 Trusts in the UK. He chairs the

Northwest PACS SHA board and clinical reference groups,

and leads a service improvement programme promoting IT

enabled change and QIPP, and delivering innovate IT

imaging service developments in the Northwest and West

Midlands. He developed the Northwest PACS portal which is

currently enabling over 3000 cross-organisation healthcare

community clinical accesses to PACS per week, and is

recognised as a key enabler to supporting clinical networks,

multidisciplinary team working and reducing patients waiting

times on clinical care pathways. He now leads an NHS IT

web 2.0 team developing NHS IT services for the Northwest,

including recent deployment of a referral and results system

to support the Greater Manchester, Cheshire and North

Wales cancer networks. He is a

member of the Health Informatics Clinical Advisory Team

Contact: Rhidian.Bramley@christie.nhs.uk

Dr Andrew Coley


Andrew Coley has been a GP at a

Practice in Poynton, Cheshire since

1987. Andrew‘s special interests are

Asthma/COPD, Cardiology and ENT.

Andrew is Senior Clinical Advisor, Clinical Engagement at

NHS North West in Manchester. A position he has held since

2006. Within that role he is the Chief Clinical Officer for

Health Informatics. He works closely with clinicians in the NW

and has established a clinical engagement improvement

strategy, which at it‘s heart recognises the value of personal

belief and subsequent commitment. He is presently working

on PBC and QIPP, both of which are so important at the

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

Leaders Network, NW Health Informatics and NW Primary

Care. Previous roles held by Andrew include Total Purchasing

Pilot Chair (1998), PCG Vice Chair (2000), PEC Chair, Central

Cheshire Primary Care Trust (2000 to 2006) and Clinical

Advisor, Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Health Authority

(2004 - 2006).Clinical Advisory Team

Contact: Andrew.coley@northwest.nhs.uk

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