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NHS Property Services appoints new data chief

NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has selected a new man to lead its data and intelligence division as the organisation looks to plan for the future and chart a carefully curated path ahead.

Richard Fitzsimmons has been appointed as head of data and intelligence, moving from the operations business intelligence lead position he has held since 2019.

In his new role, Fitzsimmons will shape NHS Property Services’ data strategy and use analytics to make long-term decisions.

NHS Property Services say Fitzsimmons has been “instrumental” in the development of its data culture and has thus seen fit to promote him to the senior leadership team.

Fitzsimmons has significant experience in the world of data after having previously been at the likes of BT, Greencore, CBRE, and Carillion in similar roles.

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“We have the foundations to build something special, and I’m delighted to be a success story for NHSPS’ ‘get, grow, keep’ people culture,” commented Fitzsimmons.

“My team and I will support all functions across the business to ensure they have access to relevant data that is based on fact. This will promote informed decision making for the benefit of our customers, as we strive to embed ourselves as an extension of all functions within NHSPS.”

Data is becoming an increasingly prominent topic for health leaders, as the NHS continues to strive to deliver a smarter, more accurate generation of care.

The controversial federated data platform made the headlines again today as NHS leaders began their public engagement campaign around the potential benefits of joining up data.

For more on this issue, read a piece from the Information Commissioner’s Office in one of our latest magazines.

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