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Technology & Information

The Technology team gathers information on technological innovations that could benefit the HIN’s members, patients, and the local population, and delivers projects to support their piloting, evaluation, spread and adoption. We support the national NHS technology agenda, engaging the National Information Board, Public Health England, and NHS England’s Harnessing Technology and New Care Models workstreams; and assist London-wide programmes such as the Healthy London Partnership’s digital programme.

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.


Technology-Enabled Care Services (TECS) evidence base review

Data Visualisation

Older Adult Technology

Technology Enabled Patient Consultation

Digital Content Prescribing


The Team

Rubina Ahmed

Senior Data Analyst, Technology & Information

Rubina has joined us from a CCG where she worked as an Information Analyst, supporting a team of pharmacists to produce complex reports and analyses of prescribing patterns. Rubina now hopes to use her skills to develop her project management and data visualisation techniques to support service improvement at HIN.

Tim Burdsey

Project Manager, Technology & Information

Tim delivers technology innovation projects in partnership with the HIN’s members. Prior to joining the HIN, Tim worked at London Connect, encouraging the adoption of electronic patient records. Before that, he was Pathway Manager at London Cancer. Twitter: @twickers

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.

Jess Parsons

Project Manager, Technology & Information

Jess works on HIN projects with a focus on digital transformation of outpatient services and other pathways within Trusts across London. Previously, Jess worked for a global tech start-up, before taking on a service development role at Rethink Mental Illness. Twitter: @JessPars0ns

Denis Duignan

Head of Technology, Technology

Denis graduated as a biomedical engineer in Ireland going on to work for a medical devices supplier before joining the NHS on the Scientist Training Scheme 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. LinkedIn

Asyma Raheel

Data Analyst, Technology & Information

Asyma studied History and English at the University of Greenwich. Although she is now a Data Analyst, she began working at the Health Innovation Network on the internship scheme within the Technology and Information Team. She enjoys hiking and reading an eclectic variety of books.

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.

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.

News, blogs and events

February 27, 2018

Support for the deployment of GP online consultation systems in s…

June 16, 2017

New funding opportunities for members

May 3, 2017

NHS Innovation Technology Tariff: fast track funding so NHS patie…

March 22, 2017

NHS Innovation and Technology Tariff webinars

August 16, 2016

Online GP consultation services: Understanding the opportunity

July 13, 2016

Technology-enabled remote consultations

June 15, 2016

Competition announced for patient flow and children’s care inno…

May 6, 2016

Digital Content Prescribing Animation and e-Health Week