In April 2019, Kettering General Hospital (KGH) commenced on an ambitious journey to be the most digital hospital in England by July 2023. One component of this journey is the aim to decommission all on-site data centres, and move to the cloud, particularly in the light of our forthcoming rebuild…

TL;DR: First Power BI dashboard to emerge from the firebreak. “Being shown the dance” as part of Black History Month. Ranked #14 in UK CIO 100.

[week ending 22/10/2021]

Who did you talk to outside of your organisation? Jo (NGH COO), Fay (KGH COO) and I had a catch up…

TL;DR: 10 business cases from zero to complete in 2 and a bit days. Learning from Digital “Town Halls”.

[week ending 15/10/2021]

Who did you talk to outside of your organisation? The Midlands Collaboration Forum — a regular meeting for the NHS CIOs across the Midlands. …

I’ve done this for a few years now. At the end of 2020, I set out some personal goals for 2021, and reviewed at Q1 & Q2. It’s now time to review progress at Q3.

TL;DR: Broken collar bone still impacting 3 measures. Everything else ok.

Summary table of performance metrics set out in each quarter. The detail for Q3 is in this article

>> Read 50 books

TL;DR: Topol — 2 years and waiting. Frantic digital project submission.

[week ending 08/10/2021]

Who did you talk to outside of your organisation? I had a brief chat with Indi Singh and one of his colleagues Matt, about outpatient transformation and how many of the approaches taken in good faith…

TL;DR: Group Head of Health Intelligence Advert out! Two Boards and a Clinical Conference.

[week ending 01/10/2021]

Who did you talk to outside of your organisation? Met with colleagues from UHL to talk about a system we have in common. …

TL;DR: Starting to look at health inequalities. Saying goodbye to Leanne. Thinking about how we market digital in the Group.

[week ending 24/09/2021]

Who did you talk to outside of your organisation? Ian and I joined Jon from HTN and Mecaela and Tara from Faculty to talk about Bed Tetris

TL;DR: Down memory lane and dabbling with Monte Carlo Analysis. Preparing the Health Intelligence firebreak proposal. Exec Away Days.

[week ending 17/09/2021]

Who did you talk to outside of your organisation? I joined the Midlands Digital Health Skills Development Network steering group meeting. The work of the network is starting…

TL;DR: Planning a firebreak. Using Make Time techniques to crack a 6 month old egg.

[week ending 10/09/2021]

Who did you talk to outside of your organisation? I spoke to Andrew from University of Leicester about our organisations working closer together.

With Dan (NGH Digital Director), I interviewed a couple…

TL;DR: Very little in my life apart from Winter Modelling.

[week ending 03/09/2021]

Who did you talk to outside of your organisation? I had a chat with Jon from the University of Northampton to talk about opportunities for us as a large employer in the area to work more closely…

Andy Callow

Husband. Dad to 3 smashing lads. Cub Leader. MAMIL. Group CDIO for Northampton and Kettering Hospitals. Ex NHS Digital. Views own. Always learning.

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