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Prestigious industry recognition for MPFT Digital director

An NHS digital director has been recognised as one of the very top technology leaders in the UK.

Judges at the prestigious CIO 100 Awards UK ranked Martyn Perry, Director of Digital Transformation and Deputy Chief Digital Information Officer (CDIO) at Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT), as second in the Top 100 of the best and brightest CIOs and technology leaders across the public and private sector.

Since beginning his current role in 2021, Martyn and his team have been working with services across the Trust to design and deliver a Digital Strategy that drives innovation through the practical and positive use of various technologies.

The MPFT digital achievements recognised by the CIO 100 Award judging panel included:

  • The Digital team’s approach for supporting the skills development and retention of digital staff and the attraction of new talent, encouraging a future workforce of digital leaders.

  • The Trust’s work on digital inclusion and, as a participant of the Digital Poverty Alliance, supporting local charities, staff and service users with refurbished devices, training events in local libraries and sim card data packages where needed. Also promoting the use of innovative, low skill technologies to ensure inclusive digital access to health.

  • The Trust’s digital transformation focus on sustainability initiatives, including a successful pilot and launch of electronic prescription services that have provided accurate and safer prescribing, with more than 42,000 digitised prescriptions since issued to local pharmacies, reducing paper, postage and carbon emissions.

Reacting to the news, Martyn was quick to highlight the role of the whole Digital Team in the award success:

“Representing the MPFT Digital Team in the CIO 100 Awards was a fantastic opportunity to showcase just how hard the team has worked to deliver our Digital Strategy for staff and service users. This wouldn’t be possible without the team’s skills and efforts and the mentorship of Chris Ibell, MPFT and Integrated Care System CDIO.

“I hope this recognition encourages more digital and clinical leaders to support our efforts to enhance care through digital innovation long into the future.”


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