Partners and Supporters

Although BCS has initiated this Blueprint, this is not ‘ours to own’. We see this very much as a developing, collaborative piece, with partners and supporters joining us through the journey.

We are grateful to those individuals and organisations who have given freely of their time and who have worked with us to get the Blueprint in this form, they include:

Barnardo’s
BT
Digital Health & Care Institute Scotland
The Institute of Engineering and Technology
Information Systems Security Association
Institute of Measurement and Control
Microsoft
NHS Wales
Patients Association
Royal College of Nursing
Society of Occupational Medicine
Andy Kinnear, Chair of Health and Care Executive Committee
BCS Dr Reza Alavi, Chair of Information Risk Management and Assurance Specialist Group
BCS Julian Schwarzenbach, Chair of Data Centre Specialist Group BCS
Gareth Niblett, Chair of Information Security Specialist Group BCS
Sarith Chandra, Chair of Young Person Information Security Group BCS
Sharon Levy, Chair of Health and Care Scotland Specialist Group BCS
Adrian Winckles, Course Leader in Information Security and Forensic Computing Anglia Ruskin University
Professor William Buchanan, Professor of Computing Edinburgh Napier University

To become a partner organisation and to get involved, contact us

'Cybersecurity is vitally important to patients, and will become ever more so. It almost goes without saying that people must feel confident in the security of their personal data.'
John Kell, Head of Policy, The Patients Association
 

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‘This isn’t about telling people what to do, but it’s about supporting them; bringing together communities with knowledge and expertise to enable others.’
Paul Newman, Head of Information Technology, Royal College of Nursing
 

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'In health & care we have dedicated digital teams striving to protect our patients and the public. I believe it is right to recognise the good work done in preventing the attacks and everyone who had worked tirelessly to minimise disruption. We need build on that with collective input from those.’
Andy Kinnear, Chair of BCS Health and Care
 

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‘As a technology company, Microsoft has a special responsibility to address cybersecurity issues and we fully support the Blueprint for Cybersecurity in Health and Care as a means to provide a benchmark in cybersecurity best practice. It’s important that lessons are taken from previous incidents and applied to strengthen our collective response and capabilities, with the tech industry, customers, and governments working together to protect against cybersecurity threats.’
Hugh Milward, Director, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, Microsoft UK
 

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'We welcome a joined-up UK approach to help combat the growing threat from cybercrime and look forward to participating further.'
Wendy Dearing, Head of Learning and Development NWIS, NHS Wales
 

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'The Society of Occupational Medicine welcomes the Blueprint for Cyber Security in Health and Care. This is an important initiative to increase awareness and improve cyber protection, both for the NHS and health professionals who work with business and employees.'
Nick Pahl, CEO, Society of Occupational Medicine
 

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'At BT we believe that critical health and care services must be protected from cyber-attack. We pledge our support for this roadmap for a cyber-safe NHS, extending our professional support, shared good practice, threat intelligence and resources. We’ll contribute to developing the roadmap and collaborate to enhance NHS cyber security.'
Jason Hall, Director - NHS Digital, BT Business and Public Sector
 

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'One of the key takeaways from the recent Wannacry ransomware attack is the ease by which the malware was able to spread and the only option of many NHS Trusts and GP surgeries was to shutdown their entire infrastructure and run everything manually.'
Adrian Winckles, Course Leader in Information Security and Forensic Computing, Anglia Ruskin University
 

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'The days of technicians plodding along with an update for your desktop computer have gone, centralised security policies and updates are a core part of most modern infrastructures. We need to remember that we want to make the patient journey as safe as possible, and to make the best use of the precious resources.'
Professor William Buchanan, Professor of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University
 

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