The Northern, Yorkshire and Humberside NHS Directors of Informatics Forum

Chairman's Welcome

Heather Cook - MBA - Associate Director of IT Services
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Welcome to the website of our long standing and reputable group that provides information, support, and well informed debate to Informatics Directors working in the NHS across the North-East, East Midlands, Yorkshire and Humberside. This group has been established for over 25 years and as the chairman of the group I am committed to ensuring that the support this group provides to colleagues across our extended region is maintained and I encourage members old and new to participate. Our meetings are a great place to be kept up to date with new and emerging issues with regular updates from our colleagues at NHS England and NHS Digital and our membership incorporates all NHS and DH organisations across the region and we are particularly keen to welcome new members from our Health and Social care providers and CCG’s. Please feel free to read our website and you can contact me for further information about joining our group or attending our highly regarded November annual conference.

“Improving patient care by sharing ideas and information”
News and Updates

From The Forum

16 November 2021
Papers for the SIGN meeting to be held on 11th November 2021 are now available. Click on the Meetings 'Tab' to access
3 November 2021
The menu for the 2021 Conference Dinner and a Covid Statement from the NYHDIF Management Committee are both available to view. Click the conference tab to access.
15 October 2021
Papers for the SIGN meeting to be held on 14th October 2021 are now available. Click on the Meetings 'Tab' to access
15 October 2021
There are still places for members available for the 2021 NYHDIF Conference. Please contact Alan Baker to book
23 September 2021
The presentation given at the meeting on 10th September 2021 and flier from Foldingspace are available. Click on the Meetings tab and you will find them in the September Forum area.
8 September 2021
Papers for the SIGN meeting to be held on 9th September 2021 are now available. Click on the Meetings 'Tab' to access
8 September 2021
A revised agenda for the meeting to be held on Friday 10th September 2021 is now available. The new agenda has also been emailed to members.
5 September 2021
Papers for the meeting to be held on 10th September 2021 via Microsoft Teams are now available. Click on the 'Meetings' tab to access. The meeting will be held via Microsoft Teams. Please contact Alan baker if you have not received the link to join.
13 July 2021
The presentation given by Pheonix Software at the meeting on 9th July 2021 is now available. Click on the 'Meetings' tab to view.
7 July 2021
Papers and presentations from the SIGN meeting to be held on 8th July 2021 are now available. To view click the Meetings 'tab' and select Sub group.
3 July 2021
Papers for the meeting to be held on 9th July 2021 are now available. Click on the 'Meetings' tab to access. The meeting will be held via Microsoft Teams. Please contact Alan Baker if you have not received the link to join.
17 June 2021
Papers and presentations from the SIGN meeting held in June 2021 are now available. To view click the Meetings 'tab' and select Sub group.
17 May 2021
Dean Davidson's presentation on HSSF from Friday's meeting along with a flyer on Digital CHC is now available. Click the 'Meetigs Tab to access.
14 May 2021
The GS1and BT presentations from today's meeting are now available in PDF. Click on the 'meetings' tab and select 2021 to access. The YHCR Update has been circulated via email.
12 May 2021
Papers for SIGN Meeting on 13th May 2021 are now available. Click the meetings tab and select sub-group to view
7 May 2021
Papers for the meeting to be held on 14th May 2021 are now available. Click on the 'Meetings' tab to access. The meeting will be held via Microsoft Teams. Please contact Alan Baker if you have not received the link to join.
9 April 2021
Papers for SIGN Meeting on 8th April 2021 are now available. Click the meetings tab and select sub-group to view
18 March 2021
Links to information discussed by CINOS in heir update on 12th March 2021 are available. Click on the 'Meetings' tab to access.
12 March 2021
The ICS Data and Analytics and max20 presentations from today's meeting are now available in PDF. Click on the 'meetings' tab and select 2021 to access. If you would like the PowerPoint version of one or both, please make a request to Alan Baker who will provide a copy, they are both very large files!!
11 March 2021
Papers for SIGN Meeting on 11th March 2021 are now available. Click the meetings tab and select sub-group to view
5 March 2021
Papers for the meeting to be held on 12th March 2021 are now available. Click on the 'Meetings' tab to access. The meeting will be held via Microsoft Teams. Please contact Alan Baker if you have not received the link to join.
14 January 2021
SIGN Papers - Papers for the SIGN meeting on 14th January are now available. Click on the 'Meetings' tab and select 'Sub-Group'.
12 January 2021
YHCR Status report for January 2021 is now available. Click on 'Meetings' tab and select January 2021 meeting
8 January 2021
MEMBERSHIP FEES - Membership Fees have been held at the same price for 2021/22. Contact Alan in NYHDIF Support if you wish to raise a Purchase Order and pay before 31st March 2021.
7 January 2021
Agenda for the meeting to be held via Microsoft Teams on 8th January 2021 is available via the 'Meetings' tab
14 November 2020
CONFERENCE - The picture quiz answers are available to view and a copy of the feedback form is available to download. Click the 'Conference' Tab and select 2020 to view.
13 November 2020
2020 Conference - Some of the presentations are now available. Click the 'Conference' Tab and select 2020 to view.
11 November 2020
CONFERENCE - The latest version of the 2020 Conference Programme, Competition Information and the Ground Rules for the virtual conference are now available. Click the 'Conference' Tab and select 2020.
11 November 2020
Papers for SIGN Meeting on 12th November are now available. Click the meetings tab and select sub-group to view
1 October 2020
Strategic Information Governance Group (SIGN) - Sue Meakin has today been informed that SIGN (our Information Governance Group) has been nominated for 2 awards in the Annual IG Awards. The categories are 1) Outstanding Contribution to Information Governance and 2) Information Governance Team of the Year. Good luck and well done.
26 September 2020
Conference 2020 - The NYHDIF Management Commiittee has decided that the Conference this year will become a 1 day virtual event held via Microsoft Teams. The event will be held on Thursday 12th November 2020. Watch out for the agenda and joining instructions. These will be circulated as soon as things are finalised.
12 September 2020
Papers and presentations from the meeting held on 11th September 2020 are now available to view in the "Meetings" tab (above). Watch out for news about the 2020 Conference and a decision on the venue/format of the meeting scheduled for 8th January 2021 will be made nearer the date.
9 September 2020
Reminder - The meeting on Friday 11th September 2020 will be held via Microsoft Teams. Link to join was sent out by Heather Cook on 28th August 2020. Papers have been emailed.
9 September 2020
Did you complete the Questionnaire about the 2020 Conference? There will be a discussion in the meeting on Friday 11th September 2020.
22 April 2020
May meeting Postponed - The NYHDIF meeting scheduled for Friday 15th May has been postponed. HOWEVER, we are looking at setting up a virtual meeting for the same date and time. More details to follow.
22 January 2020
Cost of Membership held again - the NYHDIF Management Committee has agreed that the cost of membership for 2020/21 should be held at £450. Alan Baker will be sending out a renewal quotation in the next few days.
22 January 2020
TPP have confirmed that they will present at the March meeting. They have been asked to present on the future road map of their products.
21 January 2020
Record attendance at NYHDIF meeting on 10th January 2020 - 36 members were at the Mercure Wetherby hotel for this meeting - the largest ever number at a regular meeting!
13 November 2019
2019 Conference Photo Gallery are now available to view. Click "Conference" tab above.
11 October 2019
Agenda for October 2019 meeting is now available. Conference - All accommodation now taken, but Day Delegate places are still available. Please contact Alan Baker to book
9 September 2019
Agenda, Minutes, Actions, papers and presentations for September 2019 meeting is now available. The Terms of reference for the Y&H Digital Care Board are now available as discussed at the July meeting.
5 July 2019
Agenda, Minutes, Actions, papers and presentations for July 2019 meeting is now available.
14 June 2019
Agenda, Minutes, Actions, papers and presentations for June 2019 meeting is now available.
10 May 2019
Agenda, Minutes, Actions, papers and presentations for May 2019 meeting is now available.
12 April 2019
Agenda, Minutes, Actions and papers for April 2019 sub-group meeting is now available.
11 March 2019
Agenda, Minutes, Actions and papers for March 2019 meeting is now available.
9 February 2019
Agenda, Minutes, Actions and papers for January & February 2019 meetings are now available.
11 January 2019
Agenda for this fridays meeting and the minutes for september 2018 meeting is now available.
7 November 2018
Agenda, Minutes, Actions and three papers for the IG Sub-Group meeting this Friday are now available.
25 October 2018
Still a couple of weeks to go to the 2018 NYHDIF Conference but it is already a sell-out and no further bookings are being accepted.
11 October 2018
Please see the revised agenda for the IG Sub-Group Meeting scheduled for tomorrow at Goole Hospital from 1:00pm.
5 October 2018
Papers for the IG Sub-group meeting to be held on 12 October are now online.
27 September 2018
Copies of the two presentations from the last IG Sub-group meeting are now available.
18 September 2018
Copies of two presentations made at the September meeting are now available.
9 September 2018
Booking for the NYHDIF Conference is now open. Book your place(s) at our hugely popular annual Conference now - 8th & 9th November at Tankersley Manor.
9 September 2018
The papers for the next full meeting to be held on Friday, 14 September starting at 9:30am are now available.
23 July 2018
Copy of two presentations from the July main meeting are now available.