Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) chairman Kingsley Manning has announced he is to leave the post in May. The hunt is now on for a replacement.
Manning joined the organisation shortly after it was formed in 2013. He has worked to develop the organisation’s strategies around cyber security and the care.data programme. The latter has been subject to delays concerning privacy concerns about how patient data would be safely shared.
He said that over the last three years, the HSCIC has made “considerable progress” but it was now appropriate that “next phase of the organisation’s development should be led by a new Chair”.
“The progress that the HSCIC has made – in successfully delivering national technology services and programmes, in providing leadership in information governance and cyber security and in continuing to publish robust and independent statistics – is a testament to the skills of our staff and the strength of our management team. It has been a great pleasure to be part of that team and to work with my fellow directors on the HSCIC board,” he added.
Chief Executive Andy Williams applauded Manning’s tenure at the organisation and said he “brought insight, great experience and energy to his role and he will be missed”.
“Kingsley joined shortly after the formation of the HSCIC and so has been critical in shaping the new organisation and ensuring that it is ready to deliver the technology and information that is vital for excellent health and care,” he said.
HSCIC was formed three years ago to help deliver information and IT systems that would improve patient services, care and outcomes. It also publishes statistical publications and provides information programmes aimed to support innovation around patient services and care.
Manning’s departure comes as the UK government launches a review into NHS IT use.