Dr Jim Hughes, Director of Informatics and Performance Improvement

Name: Dr Jim Hughes

Position: Director of Informatics and Performance Improvement

Date of Appointment: 1 March 2013

Membership of Board Committees:               

  • Non voting Board of Directors member
  • Executive Committee
  • Performance, Investment and Finance Committee (attendee only)


  • 30 years working in the public sector across the UK
  • 20 years in academia - University of Salford
  • Managing Director of technology spin-out company, 3 years
  • More than ten years in health management
  • Worked on policy as a senior manager in a strategic health authority, 3 years
  • Executive Director of Strategy and Information - Western Cheshire PCT,  6 years
  • Executive Director of Commissioning Development, Merseyside Cluster of PCTs, 1 year
  • Appointed Director at Mersey Care NHS Trusts March 2013 and to Board in January 2016
  • Deputy Chair North West Informatics Skills Development Network
  • Member NHS Providers Informatics Network
  • Member of the NHS Top Leaders Programme


  • PhD Information Systems, University of Salford (1998)
  • BA (Hons) Computer Science, University of Liverpool (1982)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education – Liverpool Hope University (1985)


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