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Paul Charnley

Director of IT and Information, Wirral Hospital

Paul has had a number of senior roles at national level within the National Health Service in the UK including as Regional Implementation Director for the North West and West Midlands of England covering 80+ hospitals and working on NHS Care Records Spine project, finalising the design and the multi million pound contract.

Paul is a seasoned CIO and IT strategic leader. He spent 5 years in Qatar with Hamad Medical Corporation from 2010 to 2015. He has returned to the UK where he took up the role of interim CIO in University Hospitals Morecambe Bay. He was also Regional Director for the National Programme for IT working in the NHS Spine and the North West and West Midlands Cluster. He has worked at regional level as Chief Information Officer for Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Health Authority, taking the lead role across 34 statutory NHS organisations for health informatics delivery and planning for the local implementation of the National Programme across the SHA. Before that he was the Director of the joint Wirral Health Informatics Service, working for all NHS organisations on the Wirral Peninsula delivering projects and operational services.

Paul has also worked in the private sector as a contractor, through his own company and in a large consultancy firm (Coopers & Lybrand). He has also worked in a number of varied non-NHS organisations.