BCS Health and Care Executive

BCS Health Chair
Andy Kinnear

Andy KinnearAndy, has 25 years’ experience in the NHS improving the health and social care system. He is currently Director of Digital Transformation at NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Unit, Connecting Care Programme Director, the shared record programme for greater Bristol and is Local Delivery Advisor to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).

BCS Health Treasurer
Dr Adam Drury MBCS

Adam DruryAdam is an experienced health informatics and change management professional, with six years consultancy and ten years NHS experience operating at acute hospital, local health community, SHA wide and national levels. Combined with six years experience in the academic sector, Adam’s particular areas of expertise include project and programme management, training and development, delivery of organisational change, business cases and strategy development. Adam is also currently treasurer of BCS ASSIST and secretary of BCS Health Executive.

Adam’s most recent experience has been as a management consultant, working for six years on a variety of assignments and has developed particular expertise in service transformation, business case development, programme management and capacity / capability reviews. Prior to this he worked as part of the senior management team in a large NHS Health Informatics Service (HIS) where he was responsible for finance, HR, audit, Service Level Agreement (SLA) management, organisational development, governance, business development, corporate communications and performance reporting.

Adam has first degree in Computer-aided Chemistry from the University of Surrey followed by a PhD related to the subject of on-line learning for undergraduate chemistry students from the University of Liverpool. He also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Health and Social Care from the University of Bolton.

BCS Health Vice Chair, Communications and Publications
Gareth Baxendale FBCS CITP

Gareth BaxendaleGareth has worked in the IT industry for 18 years and currently works for The National Institute for Health Research as Head of Technology at the Clinical Research Network. Gareth volunteers as a Chartered Assessor and supports other BCS initiatives such as mentoring and contributing to BCS blogs. Gareth is an ITIL Expert as well as a Chartered Fellow with the BCS and UKCHIP Level 3. Gareth’s core skills are in the building of technical strategies and delivery of solutions to support large healthcare organisations in both private and public sectors.

BCS Health Vice Chair, Professionalism
Dr Harpreet Sood, Senior Fellow, to the Chief Executive Officer, NHS England and NHS Doctor

Harpreet SoodHarpreet is currently Senior Fellow to the CEO of NHS England and a practicing NHS Doctor. Harpreet’s key project’s at NHS England include healthcare prevention with the implementation of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme including a digital provision, innovation and digital health policy including reimbursing digital services and leading on the Wachter Review, which has focused on digitising secondary care.

Prior to NHS England, Harpreet was a Deland Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston where he focussed on diffusing innovation through complex organisations with the launch of the iHub, service care redesign and researching the impact of health information technology on healthcare. Whilst in Boston, Harpreet also co-founded a digital health start-up in paediatric asthma adherence, which was funded by Harvard Medical School.  From 2010-2012, Harpreet practiced as NHS doctor at Bart’s Health.

Harpreet trained as a clinical doctor at King’s College London and Imperial College Business School. Harpreet also a Masters in Public Health (MPH) at Harvard University and recently completed an executive education programme on ‘Innovating Health for Tomorrow’ at INSEAD Business School. 

Harpreet sits on the NHS Prevention Board, Advisory Board for Digital Health London and is an advisor to Partners Healthcare Innovation group in Boston.

Vice Chair, Events
Dr Philip Scott

Philip ScottDr Philip Scott is a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at the University of Portsmouth, Chair of HL7 UK and vice-chair of the UK Faculty of Health Informatics. Dr Scott worked in the NHS in various management and ICT development roles for fourteen years.

He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society (BCS), a Chartered IT Professional and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Philip chairs the programme committee for the BCS Healthcare Computing national conference and the Southern Institute for Health Informatics conference hosted by the University of Portsmouth.

He represents BCS Health on the recently formed Professional Records Standards Body for health and social care (PRSB) and chairs the PRSB technical steering committee.

Dr Scott is a member of the Centre for Healthcare Modelling and Informatics at the University of Portsmouth, where his research interests focus on scientific evaluation of the practical impacts of clinical information systems.

Vice Chair equality, diversity and inclusion
Dr Indra Joshi

Dr Indra JoshiIndra is the Clinical Director for HealthTech Women UK, an international leading network that provides a sustainable platform for those in health, wellbeing and technology sectors to meet, flourish and inspire.

Qualified in Emergency Medicine, she has spent the past 10 years as a digital health specialist for both SME's and government, worked within government policy and continues to practice as a frontline clinician. She has published her work on the impact of digital technologies on junior physician's and is regular speaker at both national and international digital health events.