Mark Westwood wins CCIO of the Year at Digital Health Awards 2018

Dr Mark Westwood, CCIO at North Tyneside CCG and Primary Care Lead for Great North Care Record was declared CCIO of the Year, sponsored by CareWorks, at the 2018 Digital Health Summer School Intelligence Awards.

The judges had praised him as an excellent primary care CCIO who had done “great work” on Great North Care Record, and the members of the Networks seemed to agree.

Westwood was one of more than 400 NHS leaders who had gathered at the University of Birmingham for the prestigious digital health leadership event of the year. The other finalists for the CCIO of the Year Award 2018 were:

  • Rhidian Hurle – Medical Director for NHS Wales Informatics and CCIO for Wales
  • Dermot O’Riordan – CCIO & Consultant General Surgeon at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

The Digital Health Intelligence Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of those leading the way in making a difference within healthcare IT in the UK. The awards are the only health IT awards in which the winners are voted for by their peers. As innovators within UK healthcare IT, CareWorks are delighted and honoured to be sponsoring the CCIO of the Year award.