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Tara Donnelly

Tara Donnelly

Chief Executive
Health Innovation Network (Confirmed)

Tara Donnelly is chief executive of the Health Innovation Network which exists to accelerate the adoption of evidence based improvement across the 12 boroughs, seven acute trusts, seven universities, three mental health trusts and three community trusts of south London, and the citywide ambulance service. Tara has a wealth of experience managing and leading NHS organisations and services.  She held a series of senior leadership roles at UCLH Foundation Trust, including director of quality, efficiency and productivity, managing director for medicine, for surgery and cancer and for the specialist hospitals within the Trust.  Prior to that, Tara was Chief Executive of West Middlesex University Hospital.  She served as a trustee of Macmillan Cancer Support for ten years, during a period of major growth. Tara writes and speaks on innovation and leadership and is both passionate and optimistic about the potential of improvement across our health system and the contribution digital innovation can make to transforming services for patients.

  • Drawing on real patient experience to assess current adoption of digital technology for patient supported self-management
  • Outlining how can we best speed up adoption of tech solutions to benefit LTC patients
  • Empowering LTC patients through technology and improving the relationship between patients and clinicians
  • Hearing from patients representatives on how technology can empower them