Andrew is an ambitious, highly respected, and motivated Information Governance (IG) and Data Protection professional who, since 2005, has worked with a variety of healthcare information processes across the NHS and private, including provider, shared business, commissioning and, from summer 2023, a healthcare IT supplier, Graphnet Health.
His approach to IG is simple, as demonstrated in the definition he created in his application for his former role as Head of IG/DPO at what is now University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust:
“Ensuring the organisation and its staff have a person-centred approach to managing the personal and sensitive information of its patients and staff, treating it and the organisation’s corporate information in a similar manner to which they would expect their own Medical Records or banking information to be treated.”
He works with passion and enthusiasm to maintain the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of patient and staff data, alongside corporate information. Andrew thoroughly believes that when it is expertly managed, it improves the experience and quality of care that patients receive, complementing the maintenance of the organisation’s reputation.
He is an Accredited Member of the Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) and was Nominated for its 2017 “Professional of the Year” Award. In 2018 he was nominated for the Information Commissioner’s Office “Data Protection Practitioner’s Award,” and winner of the IRMS “Author of the Year Award”. In 2020 he was made a Fellow of the IRMS.
Out of work Andrew is a passionate, proud, and geeky life-long fan of “Doctor Who”, with a particular penchant for the 1960s Patrick Troughton era.
He lives in West Sussex with his wife and pigeon pair of twins.