Rhidian
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 Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board and  joined the NHS Wales Informatics Service as our Medical Director in May 2015.  He works three days a week for the NHS Wales Informatics Service while retaining a clinical role within Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board.


After graduating from the University Of Wales College Of Medicine, Cardiff in 1995, he undertook basic surgical and higher urological training in Wales and has worked in all the main hospitals along the Welsh M4. In 2008 Rhidian was awarded an MD from Cardiff University for research into prostate cancer.
 
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) and 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 in Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board ABMU. He has a keen interest in the use of technology as an enabler of 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.
 
Rhidian and his wife Vian (who is a GP working in Newport) live in Cardiff with their young family.