Declan Hadley is the Digital Lead for the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System.
Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria is the name for the partnership of NHS, local councils, public sector, voluntary sector and community organisations working together to improve health and care services and help the 1.7 million people in Lancashire and South Cumbria live longer, healthier lives.
Declan leads the Digital Health team, who have worked with colleagues across the local health and care system to co-create a shared digital health strategy for Lancashire and South Cumbria, ‘Our Digital Future’.
He has been a core member of the leadership team behind the development of a Population Health Management approach locally, with Lancashire and South Cumbria taking part in an NHS England sponsored accelerated development programme for Population Health Management in 2019. He is also joint Senior Responsible Officer for the Share 2 Care programme, a joint initiative between Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria and the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership looking at extending shared local health and care records across Lancashire, South Cumbria, Cheshire and Merseyside.
Declan has worked in the NHS for more than thirty years. He started his NHS career as a Psychiatric Nurse, moving quickly into Information Management in the 1990s where he worked in a number of different roles across the North West.
Between 2001 and 2014, heworked as Health Informatics Director at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, where he oversaw the development of innovative mobile solutions, new clinical applications and technology to support an agile workforce. Declan has been leading the Digital agenda on a health and care system wide level across Lancashire and South Cumbria since 2014.