From January 2019 a programme management office (PMO) has been recruited to and a dedicated transformation team is now in place. However the PMO acknowledges that changes will not take place without the support of the subject matter experts (SME) from each Trust, including radiology managers and radiologists. While we recognise that it can be difficult for key stakeholders to find the time from their busy day jobs to support the programme, we are lucky that engagement has been strong within all departments with a number of managers and clinical leads involved.
Dr David White – Clinical Lead
I am a Consultant Radiologist based at Liverpool University Hospital (LUHFT). My other roles include Deputy Medical Director and Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) for LUHFT.
My involvement with the development of the imaging network began in 2016, and I firmly believe that this is the only way forward to ensure a sustainable, high quality, cost effective radiology service is provided for all our patients across the Cheshire and Merseyside region. This includes developing and nurturing a flexible ‘workforce without walls’.
The other passions in my life include family, cycling, sampling decent white wine and supporting the blue team ‘across the park’ from the red lot!
Alexi Shenton – Senior Programme Manager
I have been working on the transformation of imaging services since 2016, although I had a break to have my daughter between 2017 and 2018. Since starting in the role of senior programme manager in January 2019, I have overseen the recruitment of the PMO team and development of the current strategy for the network. I enjoy working with the imaging experts across all 13 Trusts in Cheshire and Merseyside and I am excited to make their vision become reality.
Gill Holroyd – Collaboration Lead
After 6 years as Radiology Manager at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (StHK), I retired and returned into my new role with the network. This was a natural progression for me, as I had previously been involved with and thoroughly enjoyed the early transformational change work alongside my day job. I see my role as being the link to the clinical teams. This allows me to use my experience as a radiology manager, and being pretty well known in the patch, to assist in the delivery of the projects that link to the National Imaging Network Strategy.
Providing the highest standard of patient care, with competent, fulfilled and compassionate staff is what got me out of bed as a manager, and that mantra hasn’t changed in my new role.
Carol Cunningham – Clinical Project Manager
A Diagnostic Radiographer with a wide range of experience, having trained and worked at the Royal Liverpool Hospital, and as a paediatric radiographer at Alder Hey Hospital, then many years in cancer imaging at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre with senior roles in various modalities and 10 years as Radiology Manager. Always keen to improve radiology services, I jumped at the opportunity to put radiographic and project management skills to use in this role in the imaging network programme. I am currently working with Radiology departments to optimise the imaging component of the priority cancer pathways - lung, colorectal, prostate and upper GI.
Jo Morgan – Programme Support Officer
I joined the team in July 2019 after relocating from Hampshire, with my husband and daughter. I have worked within the NHS since 2014, predominantly within an operational environment, and prior to this spent ten years working within military medical centres.
I am lucky enough to provide support to both the imaging and pathology networks. Which gives me the opportunity to share the good work between both networks and provide consistency where needed. I am looking forward to learning more about each network and furthering my knowledge and skillset.
Amy Barton – Clinical Transformation Programme Manager
I have been working within transformation programmes since 2015. Initially within the hospitals programme for Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group and then moving briefly to Wirral University Teaching Hospitals before joining the Cheshire and Merseyside Imaging Network as Programme Manager in June 2019.
Caroline Jacobs – Digital Programme Manager
I have worked for the NHS for over 14 years as a Project and Programme Manager delivery clinical and non-clinical systems to Trusts. I joined the imaging network team in July 2019 and have the exciting task of working as the Digital Programme Manager for the network. I hope to be able to bring my experience to the challenging role and work with my colleagues to create not just a ‘good’ but a ‘great’ environment across Cheshire and Merseyside.
I spend a lot of my personal time at cricket as both my son and husband play, I volunteer to make the cricket tea’s for the games as I love to cook and spend most of my weekends at the club.
Iain McDonald – Clinical Scientist
I am a Clinical Scientist in the area of Health Informatics, I have worked in areas including population level service evaluations and my current work includes systems implementation, database development and curation, decision support implementation and demand optimisation.
I am enrolled on the Higher Specialist Scientist Training Programme in order to become a Consultant Clinical Scientist and I’m active within the development of the curriculum for the Health Informatics Scientist Training Programme. I have three cats.
Angela Gaskell – Procurement Lead
With almost 23 years NHS Procurement experience, my current role supports the individual procurement teams across Cheshire and Merseyside. The key objectives of my role are to reduce product and price variation across the region and to maximise economies of scale through collaborative procurement.