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31 January 2017

CIO interview: Toby Clarke, interim head of IT, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Toby Clarke, interim head of IT at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, meets Computer Weekly after a day helping to deliver technology-led transformation in the world-renowned healthcare organisation. The hotel bar where we meet for coffee is just a short stroll from the hospital. Clarke often pops across for a working break during the day, suggesting the move to a new environment can help create a separation from the operational concerns that can fill an IT leader’s time. Clarke, as he makes clear during the interview, is being employed to focus on much bigger concerns. Across standards, infrastructure and skills, he is helping to create the technological foundations for improved patient care. As part of his role, Clarke has just helped to recruit a permanent head of IT for the hospital, which means his interim appointment will end soon. Clarke will help the new incumbent bed in, however. He also expects to continue in interim positions when he leaves Moorfields this year. His move to the interim side of technology ...

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