Richard Gwent JONES,
BA, MA, BM BCh, MRCP(UK), DM (Oxon), FRCPath
Senior Lecturer in Chemical Pathology, University of Leeds.
Consultant in Chemical Pathology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Ass Clin Director NPfIT, Yorkshire and Humber SHA
I was formerly Head of Chemical Pathology and Immunology Services in the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust 1992 - 2004. During my period as head the department grew to be amongst the largest in the UK following mergers between the United Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, the Bradford Teaching Hospitals Trust and the St James University Hospitals Trust. It now has 190 staff and its workload in 2006 was more than 1.5 million specimens.
My research interests have been in metabolic medicine and computing. In the computing field my primary interests are in clinical decision support and the educational uses of computers.
Groups I have lead or supported have developed software used by a number of diagnostic companies for clinical decision support, statistical analysis and control of QA schemes for extra-laboratory POC testing. I have been involved in a number of UK & international informatics projects including the NHS Clinical Terms Project and the formation of the UK National Institute for Health Informatics.
I was the senior pathology user on the NHSIA Connect Programme and Pathology Messaging Implementation Project Boards and has contributed to the DoH Pathology Modernisation Consultation Process.
Currently I am seconded to the NPfIT team in Yorks and Humber SHA and is working on clinical engagement within the programme and on Health IT futures.