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Who are THIS

Founded in 2006, The Health Informatics Service is a well-established, innovative and award-winning digital healthcare and IT specialist. We work with public, private and charitable health and care organisations across the UK and are hosted by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.

We have over 200 expert staff leading and helping the digital transformation of primary, secondary and third sector care. Being linked to the NHS, our deep knowledge of public healthcare systems and values are unrivalled.

What we do

We are leaders in the field of digital healthcare and IT services to help primary, secondary and third sector care providers look after patients. 

We enable new, empowering, efficient and secure communications and IT services for clients including GPs, trusts, hospices and care charities. We’re part of the NHS, professional and client-focused, and achieve positive outcomes for everyone concerned with high quality patient care.

Our awards and accreditations

We take pride in the quality of our services and our accreditations illustrate our excellence in quality management, service and security. We are the only NHS informatics organisation to hold three ISO standards of ISO9001 (Quality Management), ISO20000 (Service Management) and ISO27001 (Security). We were also the first in the Yorkshire and Humber region to gain Informatics Skills Development Network (ISDN) accreditation. We also hold the Cyber Essentials certification.

Supporting organisations throughout the UK

Across the UK, we work closely with NHS and healthcare organisations in many different locations. From our roots in Yorkshire, we support some of our clients right across England. 

Yorkshire, England

  • Airedale NHS FT
  • Audit Yorkshire
  • Barnsley Council
  • BOC Ltd
  • Bradford City Health Entended Access Service
  • Bradford District & Craven Health Care Partnership - West Yorkshire ICB
  • Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS FT
  • Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS FT
  • Calderdale Place - West Yorkshire ICB
  • Calderdale Council
  • CHART Kirklees (CGL)
  • Connect Health
  • Calderdale Health Solutions Ltd
  • City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council - Dept of Health & Wellbeing
  • Co-formation Group
  • Community Links
  • Connexus Health Care
  • Curo



  • EMMS Healthcare Ltd
  • Hale Project
  • Hollybank Trust
  • HumanKind
  • ICS Health & Wellbeing
  • Interface Clinical Services
  • Kirklees Council
  • Kirklees Place - West Yorkshire ICB
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Leeds Place - West Yorkshire ICB
  • Leeds City Council
  • Leeds Care Record
  • Leeds Libraries
  • Local Care Direct
  • Locala Community Partnerships
  • Modality
  • NHS Elect
  • Novus Health


  • One Medical
  • Overgate Hospice
  • Pennine GP Alliance
  • Pennine MSK
  • Pinpoint Data Science
  • Pioneer Healthcare
  • Primary Care Services & Solutions
  • South West Yorkshire Partnership FT
  • Spectrum Community Health CIC
  • This is MY
  • University of Leeds
  • Vcare systems
  • WACA
  • Wakefield Place - West Yorkshire ICB
  • Westcliffe Innovations Ltd
  • Yorkshire Health Solutions Ltd

North West, England

  • St Helens Orthopaedic Group (SHOG)
  • BOC

East and West Midlands, England

  • BOC 

Southern England

  • BOC

We work with you, not just for you

From individual projects to ongoing support, our dedicated team of service account managers are specialists in their field and provide reliable, hassle-free, expert support that’s tailored to your organisation. Their experience and industry knowledge means they proactively contribute to your organisation with your best interests in mind. Whatever your area of care, we have the expertise to help.

Our team

Rob Birkett

Chief Digital & Information Officer

Neil Staniforth

Director of Digital Ops & Delivery

Peter Howson

Commercial Director

Julian Bates

Director of Information

Keith Redmond

Chief Technology Officer

Helen McNae 

Data Protection Officer

Buzo Mlalazi

Service Account Manager

Shiraz Liaqat

Service Account Manager