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Who We Are

Connected Nottinghamshire is delivered through working with our partners and is managed through the Connected Nottinghamshire Team.

Our team contains:

Alexis Farrow

Alexis has significant experience across a variety of public sector organisations including NHS, Local Authority and Criminal Justice. She has had a number of senior roles in information, governance and digital transformation. Alexis is responsible for the development of ICS digital strategy and digital transformation across the health and care system and leads a large scale change programme to drive opportunities and support change in how the population interact with health and care services through the use of digital solutions. Alexis is passionate about digital and social inclusion and ensuring that socio-economic factors do not disadvantage access to digital services across Nottinghamshire.

Ian Trimble

Dr Ian Trimble was a GP in Sherwood for 26 years. He has been engaged in planning local health services since 1993, and was involved in establishing local primary care groups and later primary care trusts. He was Chair of Nottingham City PCT’s Professional Executive Committee from 2001 to 2012 and worked as an Advisor to the Department of Health from 1996 to 2011. Ian currently works as an Independent GP Advisor to the Nottinghamshire CCGs, working on primary care commissioning and IM&T. He is also member of the national Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation, which advises ministers about how NHS resources should be allocated. He was awarded an OBE in 2005.

Jayne Birch-Jones
Jayne is the Change Management Lead for Assistive Technologies and Programme Manager for Patient Facing Digital Services. Jayne has spent much of her 37 year NHS career working as a nurse, health informatics professional, project and programme manager. Her passion is the use of technology enabled care (TEC) to enable people to reduce their reliance on and delay their need to utilise health and care services, increasing opportunities for supported self-management. As well as several journal publications, Jayne has co-authored a book to encapsulate her experience and knowledge of technology enabled care. “'Digital Health Care: The Essential Guide” Otmoor Publishing.

Kalpesh Raithatha

Kalpesh has 12 years’ experience working in the NHS in various IM&T and Information related roles. As part of his role for Connected Nottinghamshire Kalpesh is responsible for the project management of various projects including the MIG, the GP Repository for Clinical Care (GPRCC) and EPaCCS 2. This role includes working with a variety of stakeholders on the benefits and business change elements of these projects.

Rosie Atkin

Rosie has worked in the NHS for over 7 years in various key supporting and managerial roles across Community Care, Clinical Commissioning and Digital Transformation Programmes. Rosie is responsible for leading on the development of Connected Nottinghamshire’s Digital and Social Inclusion project, part of the wider Public Facing Digital Services strategy. She is committed to reducing the level of digital and social exclusion across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, by supporting people to get online and become more confident and capable of using digital tools to support their health and care needs. To improve our population’s inclusion she has introduced a number of digital and social inclusion models to support the most excluded people across the county. To find out more about the project, take a look here.

Kira Foster

Kira joined the Connected Nottinghamshire team in April 2019 after being an Apprentice and working in the NHS for over two years, in supportive administration roles. Kira assists on the key projects by providing project support where needed, to continue the delivery of the Local Digital Roadmap objectives. She also contributes to the delivery of the Connected Nottinghamshire programme by supporting in the change management and collation of benefits for the Public Facing Digital Services project, which is a developed passion.

Kira was recently recognised with a nomination for the Health Tech Hero category at the Health Tech Leaders Awards 2020. Her nomination was for her passion for business change and data analysis which have been vital during the pressures of working in an NHS Digital Transformation Programme during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Catherine Cooper - Admin Support Officer

Catherine joined the team in January 2020 as an Admin Support Officer. Her role involves supporting the team’s administration needs to enable them to deliver the Connected Nottinghamshire Programme. This can include writing data protection documentation for projects. She is also involved in the public facing aspects of the Digital Hub project across Nottinghamshire which involves developing digital literacy in the wider population.

Jane Scarborough

Jane has many years of professional experience as a communications and marketing specialist in the public sector, with a successful track record of implementing several major change management initiatives.

Jane joined Connected Nottinghamshire in March 2020 as a Project and Business Change Manager for Assistive Technologies. She is now keen to use her communication and project management skills to support the expansion of digital healthcare and technology enabled care across Nottinghamshire. 

Adam Street

Adam has 15 years’ experience working in the NHS in various roles, such as an HCA, Pharmacy Technician, staff nurse and General Practice nurse in a multitude of settings. Adam joined Connected Nottinghamshire in March 2020 as the GPN NHS Digital Nurse Lead.

As part of Adams role for Connected Nottinghamshire he is responsible for the transformation, implementation and integration of the NHS App and PKB into social care settings. Adam provides clinical advice, develops procedural documentation and implements change management to both patients and professionals. Adams interests are in Patient Facing Digital Services (PFDS) and the enablement of digital healthcare technologies into practice across Nottinghamshire.

Vinay Shankar

Dr Vinay Shankar is a GP Partner at Elmswood Surgery in Nottingham and had initially worked in clinical commissioning in various roles. He has a keen interest in digital health, quality improvement, and healthcare innovation. He is currently supporting the design and implementation of Patient Facing Digital Services at Connected Nottinghamshire. Additionally, he works as a clinical advisor with the NHS Time For Care team, supporting practices and primary care networks foster innovative practice in primary care across England, and as a Board Member for Framework.

Martin Hogg

Martin has over 30 years’ experience in various roles in public service. He joined the NHS in 2013 and has worked across Primary and Secondary care in Nottinghamshire, supporting digital change. This has encompassed delivering face to face training and support in Community and GP practices, to managing large infrastructure projects in an acute Trust, for example including the delivery of NHS free patient and public Wifi at NUH.

Martin joined Connected Nottinghamshire in July 2020 as the project manager for Public Facing Digital Services with a focus on Acute and Mental Health. He is looking forward to working with clinical and digital partners to enable the improved access and simplification of the digital gateway for patients across the area.