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Rhidian Hurle

Executive Medical Director / Chief Clinical Information Officer Wales

About Me

Executive Medical Director / Chief Clinical Information Officer Wales

Mr Rhidian Hurle is a Consultant Urological Surgeon working part time in Cwm Taf Morgannwg Heath Board and was appointed Chief Clinical Information Officer for Wales and Medical Director of NHS Wales Informatics Services in May 2015 prior to joining the new special health authority Digital Health Care Wales. 

After graduating from the University Of Wales College Of Medicine, Cardiff in 1995, he undertook basic surgical and higher urological training in Wales. In 2008 Rhidian was awarded an MD from Cardiff University for research into prostate cancer. He also holds a postgraduate diploma in Medical Education (Cardiff University) and masters with distinction in Digital Health Leadership (Imperial) and is a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics.
He is an Honorary Clinical Teacher (Cardiff University) and previously a Royal College of Surgeons of England Surgical Tutor. Rhidian is a member of the British Association of Urological Surgery (BAUS), the British Medical Association (BMA), the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the European Association of Urology. Rhidian has extensive experience in uro-oncology with a sub-specialist interests in the management of high risk superficial bladder cancer.
Rhidian has a keen interest in the use of technology as an enabler of high quality health care delivery with a particular focus on user interfaces. He brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge and is committed to the use of technology to drive through improvements in the quality and efficiency of healthcare. He has a key leadership role in clinical engagement with the digital agenda within Wales and has the following responsibilities in his portfolio:

  • Putting Things Right 
  • Information Governance 
  • Patient Safety and Incident Investigation 
  • Information Services 
  • NHS e-library 
  • Research and Innovation
  • Informatics Assurance 
  • Business Change