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Rhidian Hurle

Medical Director and Chief Clinical Information Officer Wales

About Me

Medical Director and Chief Clinical Information Officer Wales

Mr Rhidian Hurle is a Consultant Urological Surgeon with Cwm Taf Morgannwg HB and was appointed Chief Clinical Information Officer for Wales and Medical Director of DHCW May 2015.  

After graduating from the University Of Wales College Of Medicine, Cardiff in 1995, he undertook basic surgical and higher urological training in Wales. In 2008 Rhidian was awarded an MD from Cardiff University for research into prostate cancer. He has been awarded postgraduate diplomas in Medical Education and Digital Health Leadership and is a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics.
 
He is an Honorary Clinical Teacher (Cardiff University) and previously a Royal College of Surgeons of England Surgical Tutor. Rhidian is a member of the British Association of Urological Surgery (BAUS), the British Medical Association (BMA), the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the European Association of Urology. Rhidian has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of all general urological problems with a sub-specialist interests in the management of high risk superficial bladder cancer.
 
Prior to joining the organisation Rhidian was Associate Medical Director of Informatics at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board. He has a keen interest in the use of technology as an enabler of high quality health care delivery with a particular focus on user interfaces. He brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge and is committed to the use of technology to drive through improvements in the quality and efficiency of healthcare. He has a key leadership role in clinical engagement with the digital agenda within Wales.