About Digital Gerry

Gerry Bolger is a leading nurse of over 25 years, with vast experience in the NHS, having led a number of national change programmes both in health and central government. He is the lead for nursing clinical informatics at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London, for the 4000+ nursing & midwifery workforce. He leads the nursing elements for the ICT directorate enabling transformation solution for patient care enabled by information and IT.

Previously he led the measurement and quality outcomes agenda for general nursing care as the Programme Director for the Quality in Caring for the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at the Department of Health for England and was the policy lead for preventable pressure ulcers. As a transformational programme lead, he has led the national delivery with the London Deanery and then National Workforce Projects for the Hospital at Night programme with wide-uptake across the UK and internationally.

His work includes the Nursing Roadmap for Quality (2010) and the refreshed Essence of Care (2010). His work on Pressure Ulcer prevention includes the Pressure Ulcer Productivity Calculator (DH 2010) and the indicator measurement work is included in the NHS Outcomes Framework 2010 (DH 2010). His work is included in the NHS Institute’s suite of tools including High Impact Actions for Nursing and Midwifery (2010).

Gerry holds a Masters’ in Health Management from City University, London. He has written for many professional journals. He has been an active speaker at national and international conferences. Professionally he is an established professional representative with the RCN eHealth national forum steering committee having been the Vice Chair of the Royal College of Nursing Council – the largest professional organisation of nurses in the world.

He has been successful in being selected for one of the ‘Florence Nightingale Leadership Scholarships’ for 2015. His chosen project will focus on rebalancing the nursing relationship with patients as they access and contribute to electronic patient records. What does this mean for nursing practice as they co-create documentation and care plans?

So, in this blog you will see my thoughts, actions and even some of the deliverables and I hope you find it helpful.


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