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A Welcome Message from Betsy Bassis, CEO

Thank you for your interest in the role of Chief Digital Information Officer (‘CDIO’) for NHS Blood and Transplant (‘NHSBT’). At NHSBT, we stand for hope. We stand for life. We stand for helping people do something extraordinary, by saving and improving the lives of others through altruistic donation.

As an essential part of the NHS, we work to make the most of absolutely every donation – from blood and organs to tissues and stem cells. The donors who make our work possible do so selflessly, giving life and changing lives for the better. It is because of them, and the people who need their lifesaving and life-enhancing donations, that we strive to be the best in all we do. Every day we bring our values of caring, expert and quality to the service we provide up and down the country, 24/7.

NHSBT has a strong track record of safety, quality, efficiency and continuous improvement. But the world is rapidly changing around us – from emerging new technologies and evolving clinical practice to changing demographics and consumer trends. As we look to the future, we must harness the opportunities from these trends in order to fulfil our ambition to save and improve even more lives.

Digital, data and technology have a central role to play in developing and delivering our future strategy and, as such, we are looking for an inspirational CDIO to join the Executive Team. I am looking for an experienced leader who can engage, motivate and inspire people at all levels of the organisation and who is able to promote a culture of excellence, openness and achievement. You will have experience managing legacy systems whilst developing new digital services in a nationally-based organisation delivering critical front-line services.

Having joined NHSBT in March of this year, I can truly say that NHSBT is, by far, the most
inspirational organisation I have ever worked for. If you are looking for an opportunity to shape the future of a mission-based organisation through the lens of digital, data and emerging new technologies, look no further than NHSBT. This CDIO role offers an opportunity to save and improve lives by transforming services for donors, staff and hospitals alike on a national scale.

Thank you for your interest – I look forward to hearing from you.

Betsy Bassis, CEO