Richard Corbridge is Chief Digital & Information Officer at Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust (LTHT) one of the largest hospitals in the UK and one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe. LTHT focuses on providing quality services for both secondary care and specialist tertiary care to the population of Leeds and the surrounding area. LTHT is also a regional centre for a number of specialist services such as cancer and cardiac surgery, and the Trust is recognised as a national centre of excellence for specialist services such as paediatric and adult liver transplantation. The Trust has approximately 2,500 inpatient beds together with critical care and day case beds. In total, the trust employs over 14,000 staff across six sites, treating around a million patients a year with a budget of £789m.

The digital team at Leeds is a committed group of IT professionals with an ambition to make Leeds a digital trust like no other in the NHS.

At the end of 2017 Richard left his role in Ireland where he had been the Chief Information Officer for the Health Service Executive. In Ireland Richard had led the delivery of many solutions; a health identifier for the population, the first digital hospitals in Ireland, genomic sequencing in specific disease areas, a full digital referral process and the creation of the Chief Clinical Officers Council.

Richard has a wealth of experience in the Health and Clinical Research sector leading various informatics delivery elements; business change, benefits management and information security projects. He has specialised in IT development, procurement and implementation across national and local health care arenas in the UK for more than 20 years.

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