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Dr Keith McNeilKeith McNeil, Chief Clinical Information Officer for Health and Social Care, NHS An internationally recognised expert in the fields of lung transplantation and pulmonary vascular disease, Keith was appointed as the NHS’s first CCIO In July 2016. He took up this role having previously served as CEO at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge and prior to that as CEO of one of the largest health services in Australia - Metro North Health Service in Brisbane. In his new role, he is overseeing the implementation of the national digital agenda for health IT. He is committed to ensuring patients receive high quality, safe care in a sustainable system construct, through the digital transformation of the National Health Service. He spent two years as a senior transplant fellow at Papworth Hospital and a further five years working jointly at Papworth and CUH as a cardio-pulmonary transplant and respiratory physician and director of the pulmonary vascular disease unit. During this time, Keith was pivotal in establishing the UK’s centre for pulmonary endarterectomy at Papworth and was an adviser to the Department of Health on pulmonary hypertension. Keith began his chief executive career in 2007 in his native Australia at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, a 980-bed teaching hospital, one of the largest teaching hospitals in the southern hemisphere. In 2008 he was appointed Professor of Medicine at the University of Queensland. Keith also served in the Australian Special Forces where he was trained in survival techniques and as a weapons expert.