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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

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.

Vipul Modi

Senior Project Manager, Technology

Vipul graduated as a dental surgeon from the University of Manchester and spent a decade in the dental industry, working for the NHS, private, community and prison services. In 2015 he led a project to transform the delivery of dental services in Bermuda. He has since undertaken a Master's from Imperial College Business School in Health Management and Policy where he researched innovation and enablers for successful adoption and diffusion within a healthcare setting. He now works at the HIN providing knowledge and expertise of technology adoption and best spread for members of SW London through the lenses of both a clinician and system leader.

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

Feb 27, 2018

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

Jun 16, 2017

New funding opportunities for members

May 3, 2017

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

Mar 22, 2017

NHS Innovation and Technology Tariff webinars

Aug 16, 2016

Online GP consultation services: Understanding the opportunity

Jul 13, 2016

Technology-enabled remote consultations

Jun 15, 2016

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

May 6, 2016

Digital Content Prescribing Animation and e-Health Week