Nick Hopkinson is as dedicated to the healthcare sector as he is to technology profession. Having worked for the NHS for more than two decades, Nick has an excellent view point on the transformational changes, current challenges and future priorities in health and care.
As Chief Information Officer at Devon Partnership NHS Trust, he aims to deliver digital technology that helps clinicians spend more time with patients.
At age 19, Nick left university and became a junior programmer for the West Midlands Regional Health Authority. He started on the helpdesk before moving up and taking on a range of responsibilities, including a project management role at the NHS Information Authority.
In 1995 he moved to Devon, and after fulfilling broader accout management roles across south-west England, took a director-level position in the trust in 2002, where he headed up IT before the formal CIO position was created last year.
Top of Nick's list is to move towards agility and a desire to change how information is used.
Follow Nick on Twitter @nickex5