Philip Graham is the Digital Programme Lead at Lancashire and South Cumbria STP and has been in this post on secondment since June 2017. Previously Philip was the Health Informatics Programme Director at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Philip has held senior posts throughout Digital Health, including CIO equivalent, for over 15 years and has also managed an operational Division of the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as an Associate Director of Operations.
Philip graduated from Bristol University in 1989 with a First Class Honours Degree in Mathematics and initially pursued a career in finance but quickly converted to NHS Informatics. Initially Philip was fast tracked through roles in technology and information management, gaining a further vocational qualification in Information Systems from Manchester Metropolitan University.
Philip’s current role involves the direction of the Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria Programme Management Office in line with the Local Delivery Roadmap to meet the organisations priorities supported by Digital transformation. He has also been involved in the National Children’s Health Digital Strategy from inception and is leading the NHS England exemplar project to deliver a blueprint for the national implementation of Digital Child Health based on events management, including accelerating the delivery of electronic Personal Child Held Records.
Philip and his team strive to make the patient journey through healthcare as seamless as possible with the motto “Using Information and Technology to support Better, Safer care for patients”
Philip is an Associate Vice Chair of Policy and Strategy; British Computer Society (Health and Care) and is a CIO Network Advisory Panel Member.
Outside of work Philip is a keen football fan and follows Burnley Football Club on their journey through the football league and is currently enjoying their time in the Premiership. Philip is married with two teenage children and can sometimes been seen on a local golf course.
Associate Vice Chair – Policy and Strategy, BCS Health CIO Network Advisory Panel Member, Digital Health Networks