Nicholas Wood

Dr Nicholas WoodJob Title: Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist, Gynaecologist and Chief Clinical Information Officer

Department: Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Telephone Number: 01772 524442

Primary Medical Qualifications: MBBS

Other Qualifications: BSc MRCOG MD

Date of Registration: 01/08/1995

GMC Number: 4101400

Career History:

Specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology, Yorkshire Deanery 1999-2006.
Clinical Research Fellow, St James's University Hospital, Leeds (2004-2006).
Subspecialty Trainee in Gynaecological Oncology, St James's University Hospital, Leeds (2006-2008).
Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist and Gynaecologist for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2008-present)
Chief Clinical Information Officer (2014-present)

Specialist Areas: Gynaecological oncology; colposcopy; general gynaecology

Specialist Interests: Minimal access/laparoscopic surgery; outpatient hysteroscopy; fertility sparing surgery for cervix cancer; health informatics

Research Interests: Patient reported outcome measures; peri-operative care

Clinics: Gynaecological Oncology Clinic; Colposcopy Clinic; Outpatient Hysteroscopy Clinic; Gynaecology Clinic

Language Spoken: English

Awards and Prizes:

British Assocoation of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Research Grant (2008)
Rosemere Cancer Foundation project grant (2010)
National Cancer Intelligence Network project grant (2012)
Integrated Digital Care Fund Award (2013)
Integrated Digital Care Fund Award (2014)

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Award to develop electronic prescription services for patients

Pharmacy staff member with tablets

We have been awarded £1.3m to develop a new electronic prescription system in our hospitals.

The funding comes from NHS England as part of the Integrated Digital Care Fund (IDCF). The Integrated Digital Care Fund was launched by NHS England to facilitate the widespread adoption of modern, safe standards of electronic record-keeping. Digital systems have the potential to benefit patients and clinicians by enabling safer, more joined up care through the sharing of comprehensive clinical information. This can lead to reduced prescription errors, improve clinical decision-making and support patients to interact with their own health record.

Our new electronic prescribing and medicines administration (EPMA) system means that our staff can now complete patient’s prescriptions at the patient bedside, which means the process will be much quicker. It also eliminates issues such as illegibility and prescription errors and contributes to the ambition for the NHS to become completely paperless.

The EPMA system provides clinical decision support (CDS) to assist doctors and nurses in caring for patients safely and effectively.  The system is incorporated within the existing electronic patient record and is aware of known allergies and blood results to avoid inappropriate prescribing. The project will commence in April and is expected to run for 12- 18 months initially.

Nick Wood, Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist and Chief Clinical Information Officer said: “We are delighted to be awarded this funding. It’s great to know that NHS England recognises and has confidence in our ability to deliver the advantages to our patients and local health economy.”