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Data Safety in Scottish Health and Social Care Partnerships


Maureen Falconer

Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner's Office - Scotland

Maureen Falconer joined the ICO in 2007. Maureen works with a variety of organisations, providing awareness-raising events to promote the Data Protection Act as a standard for good processing of personal information rather than it being viewed as a barrier. Maureen has a particular interest in the development of IT in respect of cyber security and the growth of cloud technology and works closely with colleagues from the health, education and local government sectors.

Prior to joining the ICO, Maureen worked in the Scottish Parliament as parliamentary researcher for Dennis Canavan MSP until his retirement in 2007. Coming from an academic background, Maureen lectured and researched in public administration with specific interests in education and health.


Geoff Huggins

Acting Director of Health and Social Care Integration, Scottish Government

Geoff Huggins is Acting Director for Health and Social Care Integration at the Scottish Government. His priority for 2015/16 is the successful implementation of health and social care integration, with a focus on improving the outcomes and quality of life for people.  He also has responsibility for dementia and in the past 12 months has advised the World Dementia Council and spoken at the Alzheimer Europe Conference and G7 Dementia Summit in Tokyo.  He was previously Head of Mental Health at the Scottish Government and prior to that worked on housing and education policy in Scotland and on politics and security with the Northern Ireland Office.  He runs, reads, takes photographs and watches films.


Lynda Gauld

Director, Baccus Consulting - Conference Chair

Prior to establishing Baccus Consulting, Lynda was Head of External Affairs at Pfizer with responsibility for all aspects of External Affairs for Scotland and Northern Ireland. During her ten years with Pfizer, Lynda managed a number of highly successful partnership relationships and sought to identify new approaches to policy development in her field. She has obtained considerable experience in managing issues and corporate change.

Before working in the pharmaceutical sector with Pfizer, Lynda spent twenty years in the NHS as a nurse and a manager and three years as Regional Manager of the Institute of Health Services Managers (now Institute of Healthcare Managers) and has a strong working knowledge of the NHS and the public sector, its successes and challenges.


Peter McColl

Head of Policy for Scotland, Nesta

Peter McColl leads Nesta's policy and research work in Scotland. His work focuses on the opportunities to integrate and adapt Nesta's work for Scotland. He has particular interests in intergenerational politics, higher education, health, citizens' income and participatory democracy.

Before joining Nesta, Peter was Director of the Policy Unit at Common Weal - a think and do tank committed to transforming Scotland. He has worked for the Royal Voluntary Service, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations and in the Scottish Parliament. He was Rector of the University of Edinburgh from 2012 to 2015. He chaired Transition Scotland Support, the infrastructure organisation for Transition Initiatives in Scotland from 2008-11. He holds an MA (Hons) and MSc both in Geography from the University of Edinburgh.

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Dr Angus Ferguson

Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellow in Social Sciences, College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow

Dr Angus Ferguson is Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellow in Social Sciences and an Associate Academic of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow. His research interests include interdisciplinary work focused on detailing and analysing the evolution of the boundaries of medical confidentiality and privacy. He has published a number of articles, book chapters and a monograph on this topic. In addition to his academic work on the subject, Angus is a member of the Public Benefit and Privacy Panel (NHS Scotland) and the Privacy Advisory Committee (National Services Scotland).

Leslie Stevens

ESRC Research Fellow, Edinburgh Law School - University of Edinburgh

Leslie is a qualified California attorney and is currently working as an ESRC Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, School of Law for the Administrative Data Research Centre Scotland. She is also undertaking a PhD in Law at the University of Edinburgh on data protection and the public interest and serves on the Mason Institute's Executive Committee as the PhD convenor.

Rami Kujanpaa

Director, International Sales - Finnish and Danish Healthcare IP

Rami Kujanpää joined CGI in 2012 and is currently Director of International Sales, based in Helsinki Finland. He heads international sales activities being in charge of finding global markets for CGI’s Finnish cross industry and Danish (healthcare) IP.

Mr. Kujanpää has accumulated over 17 years of experience in the ICT sector, helping public and private organizations to improve their processes and save costs. During his career, he has held several management positions in the ICT sector, gaining most experience from the Telecommunication, Media, Forestry and Healthcare industries. His responsibilities have varied from leading sales organizations to coaching and developing sales teams and sales processes.

Before his current position, Mr. Kujanpää was industry lead for the Telecom and Media sector in Finland, and also headed a sales organization. Prior to CGI, he worked for 12 years with the largest telecommunication company in the Nordics and Baltics. During this period, Mr. Kujanpää held a number of different positions gaining experience across sales management, global sales, strategic planning and implementation, business transformations and start-ups.

Mr. Kujanpää holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Henley Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom. He is also a board member of mid-sized telecommunications company.

Andrew Turner

Head of Information Assurance and Security, NHS Dumfries & Galloway

I am currently employed as Head of Information Assurance and Security at NHS Dumfries & Galloway. I am also leading on the Voice and Data Technology design for the new Dumfries & Galloway District General Hospital. This will be a 320 bed hospital and is due to open in 2018.

NHS Dumfries & Galloway is an organisation with 4,500 directly and 1,000 indirectly employed staff and it has an annual turnover of approximately £300m. It is a public sector organisation which provides primary, secondary and tertiary health care to a population of 147,000 people in a region which extends 120 miles to East to West and 50 miles North to South. We have an estate of approximately 200 servers and 3,000 desktops.

My Information Assurance role includes developing, implementing and managing information governance and security policies which are designed to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and government requirements. I am senior professional lead on all matters concerning Information Assurance and Security. I provide mandatory Information Governance and Security training to all staff.

My role in the new Hospital build is that of senior professional design lead for technology integration into the health care model. I am responsible for designing the data centres, data networks and associated technologies. I am also the main point of contact for investigating the use of new technologies to ensure safe, efficient and effective care for the health of our patients.
Prior to this role I offered consultancy services in networking and security. I first became involved in computing in 1979 in the RAF. I served a telephony apprenticeship with GPO Telephones (now BT).

I have been CNE, CCNA and Solaris qualified. I gained certification to ISEB CISMP in 2008 and ISEB BCS Certification at Practitioner level on the Data Protection Act in 2014. I have extensive working experience of designing and implementing telephony systems.

I am a professional member of both BCS and the IET. I am Chair of BCS Health Scotland and am Northern Events Co-ordinator for the BCS Information Risk Management. I am also a member of the IET Healthcare Technology Network executive committee.


Andy Williamson

SWAN Programme Manager, Scottish Government

Andy is currently on contract to the Scottish Government as the Scottish Wide Area Network (SWAN) Programme Manager. Reporting to Anne Moises, the SG CIO, he is responsible for the day-to-day SWAN Programme activities that will ensure resultant infrastructure and services meet the recommendations from the McClelland Review, other Scottish Government policies and the wider public sector drivers and business requirements for communication networks.

He was previously the Head of Architecture, Technology and Assurance for the Division within the Welsh Government that delivered the PSBA Network (the Welsh PSN) and other public sector ICT solutions that formed elements of the Welsh Public Sector ICT Strategy, including consolidated data centers, voice and unified communications and collaboration, and Identity Management, authentication and authorisation.

During this period, he sat on the UK CTO Council and Chaired the Remote Access and Collaborative Working Group, a CESG sponsored CTO-C sub-working group, as well as a number of Public Service Network working groups. Previously Andy worked in the private sector, on the equipment supply side including Mitel Telecom, Newbridge Networks and Ubiquity Software Corporation. Andy started his career as an apprentice at British Telecom.

Fiona Murphy

Associate Director for National Information & Intelligence, NHS National Services Scotland

Fiona is the Associate Director for National Information & Intelligence in NHS National Services Scotland. She is responsible for the majority of the Information Analysts and the intelligence that they produce. These range from information on Public & Population Health topics, Primary & Secondary Care, Health & Social Care, Service Access (Elective and Unscheduled) Prescribing, Quality Indicators, NHS Resources (Costs and Workforce) and Audits.

Our role is to provide analysis of health and care data in Scotland, support transformation of that information into intelligence and support evidence into action, working with partners nationally and locally.

A pharmacist by background, Fiona joined NHS NSS in 2009 having spent her early career as a Prescribing advisor and more latterly as a Senior Manager in Primary & Community Care and then Acute Care as Service Manager for A&E and Medical Specialties.

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Scott Heald

Associate Director for Data Management and Head of Profession for Statistics, National Services Scotland

Scott is the Associate Director for Data Management Services in NHS National Services Scotland. He is responsible for the majority of the national data which is collected about health and care services in Scotland.

Our role is to ensure that the data collected and used in Scotland is of a high quality and consistency and we achieve this through supporting data providers in the processing, validation and quality assurance of information, helping them to meet the national data standards. Information governance is a vital aspect of our work, ensuring personal health and care data is handled safely and securely.

A statistician by background, Scott joined NHS NSS in 1996 and has spent his career working across the full spectrum of health and care information. He is also currently the "Head of Profession for Statistics" within NSS, ensuring that the statistical work of NSS adheres to the UK Statistics & Registration Service Act.

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In order that they can operate effectively, Boards and other decision-makers must be presented with accurate and relevant information on which to assess their options. Key to this is to have business processes which facilitate access to robust data and other information to ensure the efficient running of the organisation and the effective delivery of its services. Introducing and applying good information management procedures will undoubtedly help assist achieving these aims.

Ken Macdonald,
Assistant Commissioner (Scotland & Northern Ireland)