Technology & Information

The Technology team aims to spread high quality, well designed technology throughout the NHS and other health and social care partners, by sharing our own skills and those of our network. We work with NHS Trusts and Providers, Commissioners, Councils, National Bodies, SMEs, other AHSNs and accelerators.

Our team’s core capabilities include:

  • Identifying policy trends and implications
  • Understanding members’ and clients’ needs and priorities
  • Horizon scanning the technology landscape
  • Technical and implementation knowledge
  • Technology evaluation

Our team has a range of academic, commercial and technical expertise.

The Informatics team provides data analysis, modelling, and visualisation for the HIN’s members, supporting research within NIHR CLAHRC South London and regional improvement activities led by King’s Health Partners. We contribute to a progressive informatics agenda that supports local improvement and system transformation.


FetaLink digital transformation project


Digital Content Prescribing


The Team

Paul Wallace

Clinical Director, Digital

A retired General Practitioner and Professor Emeritus of Primary Care at UCL, with a clinical academic career that spans more than 30 yrs, Paul's research has focussed on the promotion of health by primary care physicians and use of digi technologies to optimise such activities. He was formerly Director of the NIHR Primary Care Research Network and currently leads an international programme of research into the effectiveness of digitally mediated screening and brief interventions for alcohol problems in primary care settings. In 2013, he was awarded the RCGP President’s Medal.

Denis Duignan

Head of Technology, Technology

Denis graduated as a biomedical engineer in Ireland and worked for a medical devices supplier before joining the NHS Scientist Training Programme and becoming a registered clinical scientist working within Guy's & St Thomas’ medical physics department as a medical devices specialist. Since then Denis has undertaken a Darzi Fellowship within NHS England where he worked on improving cancer diagnostic pathways and currently leads the Technology team at the HIN, providing technical knowledge and expertise around medical software and hardware development, deployment and governance, ICT and change management.

Jonathan Darley

Senior Project Manager, Technology

Jonathan graduated from Imperial College London with a Masters degree in Physics. He worked as a management consultant for IMS Consulting Group (now part of IQVIA) for 5 years, supporting pharmaceutical companies, financial institutions and healthcare NGOs with commercial and research projects. Following this, he worked as a manager in an NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, identifying and implementing technology-focused healthcare services. Jonathan joined the HIN in March 2019 as a Senior Project Manager, where he leads on projects for NHS Trusts, Commissioners, Councils, and other organisations.

Geraldine Murphy

Project Manager, Technology

Juan Yanguela

Senior Project Officer, Technology

Juan read Biomedical Sciences and then went on to study an MSc in Evidence Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation, focusing on Health Policy and Health Inequalities. In addition to working with the Technology team, he provides project support for a number of national pan-AHSNs projects and is collaborating in two systematic reviews: one on parenting interventions for parents of premature babies and the other on the risk and protective factors of child abuse in low income countries.

Phoebe Blackney

Project Support Officer, Technology

Phoebe graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Human Physiology, and worked in private healthcare before joining the Health Innovation Network. She is now a Project Support Officer for the Technology team, and is excited to be involved in the adoption of new technologies within the NHS. In her free time she is a keen rock climber, and can be found scaling cliffs or planning her next adventure.

Polly Sinclair

Lead Analyst, Technology & Information

Polly Sinclair is the Lead Analyst in the Information Team. Prior to this she worked as Project Manager in HIN's Health Ageing and Patient Experience teams. She also has experience working in a joint commissioning team across Richmond Council and CCG and has worked as a social researcher.

Amber Gibney

Senior Data Analyst, Technology & Information

Amber studied English and Drama at Trinity College, Dublin, but is now about to complete a second degree in Maths and Physics. She has worked in a variety of data related roles in academic clinical research. When not messing about with numbers, she is usually triathlon training, at a moderate speed.

News, blogs and events

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