The Yorkshire & Humber Care Record team would like to congratulate Lee Rickles on becoming a Fellow of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, in recognition of his leadership within digital health.

Lee Rickles, Programme Director at Yorkshire & Humber Care Record and Chief Information Officer at Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust said, “It’s an absolute privilege to be selected to become a Fellow of BCS following 22 years working in digital health.  I’m also thrilled to announce that Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust has also joined as a member of the Chartered Institute to help establish my colleagues as the professionals they are in their field.  As an organisation we are digital by default, the staff warrant the recognition of the expertise they demonstrate and they deserve the development that BCS offers.”

BCS is a charity, established 1957 with a Royal Charter and over 60,000 members across 150 countries.   Its mission is to ensure everyone’s experience with technology is positive. They achieve this by encouraging a digital journey that is safe and positive for everyone, by raising standards of competence and conduct across the IT industry and tackling the ethical challenges faced along the way.

Lee continued, “Please can I encourage my digital health and care leaders and colleagues to investigate the opportunities that BCS offer both individuals and organisations, currently digital health is low numbers compared to other sectors.   As digital health leaders we need to ensure all our colleagues are seen for the importance and value they offer the health and care system.”

Julie Andrews, Head of Health and Care at BCS said, “Congratulations to Lee Rickles for his years of innovating leadership within digital health that has enabled him to become established as a Fellow at BCS.  It’s also fantastic to welcome Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust and its workforce as members of BCS. With health and care undergoing such rapid change being able to support professional recognition for Digital health leaders and their staff is incredibly important in providing safe, robust, and innovative care for patients.

Yorkshire & Humber Care Record is a programme which supports the region’s vision to connect care to improve people’s lives.  It does this by joining up health and care records to provide the right information, to the right person, at the right time to improve the health and wellbeing of people across the region, safely and securely.