Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin ICS welcomes Dr Masood Ahmed as new Deputy Chief Medical Officer

8 February 2023

Dr Masood Ahmed will be joining NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin as the System Chief Clinical Information Officer and Deputy Chief Medical Officer this month. He will lead the digital clinical strategy and collaboration with clinical leaders across the county. Dr Ahmed is a respected and accomplished NHS leader with a strong focus on innovation, digital transformation and leadership development, and we are looking forward to him joining our leadership team.

A GP by background, Dr Masood has over two decades of experience in healthcare leadership.  Masood has held several high-level positions throughout his career, including Global Medical Director at Dell Healthcare & Life Sciences, Chief Medical Officer at the Black Country and West Birmingham CCG and Chief Digital Officer at the Health Innovation Network and West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN).

Masood is deeply passionate about advancing the use of technology and innovation in healthcare and has a keen interest in system leadership, digital health and equality, diversity and inclusion. He also holds several advisory and board positions with the Integrated Care Journal, NHS Confederation, BME Leadership Network and is an expert advisor to the Hewitt Review Data & Digital workstream.

Masood said; “I’m delighted to join Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System (ICS) where I’ve seen and sensed the ambition of stakeholders as we look to evolve in a digital world that will be the future of health and care. I hope that my broad experience from the NHS and commercial sector will add value to this journey.

“My aim is to bridge the gap between the digital and clinical worlds and create a blueprint where our focus will be building capability and capacity to deliver meaningful and sustainable digital change for the benefit of not just our population but also our workforce. I’m looking forward to engaging with digital folk and clinicians from primary care, acute and mental health providers and the VCSE sector and I hope we can build on the foundations already established.”

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