School of Computing

Leadership in Health Informatics: An Introduction

Leadership in Health Informatics: An Introduction


An introduction to health informatics, from the perspective of a practising clinician, and its context within the structures of the National Health Service and social care.

It will consider aspects of leadership, some recognised leadership styles and behavioural drivers. The role of digital leaders in managing and promoting change will also be reviewed.

The course covers:

  1. Overview and history of the National Health Service
  2. Principles of Health Informatics
  3. Fundamental informatics concepts (data, information, knowledge, wisdom)
  4. Leadership: recognised models and style
  5. Power and drivers as influences in leadership
  6. The process of change and how individuals can lead and manage it

Thursday 5 November 2020 13:00 – 14:00
Fee: £120 one off session
Book the whole Health Informatics programme of 10 sessions for £1000.

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Course Lecturer

Dr Lesley Kay

Lesley is a consultant rheumatologist, National Clinical Lead for Rheumatology in the Getting It Right First Time Programme, NHS England and Improvement and Deputy Medical Director at the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch. She is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Newcastle University, a Member of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics, vice chair of the Northern Clinical Senate Council and holds a Masters in Leadership and Quality Improvement via the GenerationQ programme from the Health Foundation. She lives in Northumberland and is developing her skills in remote presentation.