Head shot of the Interim Director of NHS Wales Informatics Service, Helen Thomas
Helen Thomas

Interim Director NHS Wales Informatics Service

About Me

Interim Director NHS Wales Informatics Service

Helen took up the role of interim Director at the NHS Wales Informatics Service in December, 2019, and is leading the organisation during its transition to a Special Health Authority.

She joined the NHS Wales Informatics Service as Director of Information in 2017 and has been instrumental in supporting the improved quality and use of data in healthcare and the development of the new National Data Resource – the NDR.

Previously, she was the Assistant Director of Information at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board, with responsibility for providing the information needed to evaluate service delivery and to support service improvement and transformation.

Helen began her career in the NHS 30 years ago, initially working in finance, moving into health information in 2000, gaining wide health informatics experience across a number of roles and led a number of change projects including replacement of the Patient Administration Systems, design and development of the Clinical Portal and electronic transfer of care process. She also led a programme of work to modernise the information infrastructure of the organisation.