Board Members

UKCHIP Board Members

Dr Glyn Hayes


    Glyn Hayes is a medical practitioner who, although now retired, was a GP in Worcester for 25 years. He has been involved with Health Informatics since the late 70s when he designed one of first consulting room GP computer systems. He is a founder member of the Primary Health Care Specialist Group of the BCS, was its Chair from 1985 to 1990 and is its Immediate Past President. He is a Fellow of the BCS and Immediate Past Chair of the British Computer Society’s Health Informatics Forum. He became the Medical Director for one of the largest suppliers of IT to the NHS in 1992. Glyn has been the President of UKCHIP since its formation and values the opportunity to continue its development. His informatics interests include making systems which clinicians want to use, improving individual patient care by the application of IT and developing Health Informatics into a substantive profession.

    Mik Horswell

    Non-Executive Chair & Director; Marketing & Communications

      Mik Horswell trained initially as a healthcare manager and followed this career path mainly in acute hospitals, but with some experience in Mental Health and Community Services. He changed course after 10 years into the emerging specialism of Information Management and managed Information and IT functions at hospitals and health authorities for a further 10 years, obtaining Chartered IT Professional status. Leaving the NHS at Director level, he moved into management consultancy and for 9 years worked with suppliers and NHS organizations at all levels on strategy and project management of Health Informatics, ICT, Information Governance, etc. He moved back into the NHS for two years as IM&T lead for a Primary Care Trust and returned to consultancy in October 2006.

      Prof Stephen Kay

      Director; Standards (CPD & Benefits)

        Stephen Kay has worked in Health Informatics since 1976 when he undertook a part time Masters at Cardiff University considering interface/databases in GP systems. He was employed as a programmer/analyst in the College of Medicine but completed his PhD at Manchester University after accepting a lecturing position in Computer Science. At Manchester he co-founded and led the Medical Informatics Group, was a co-inventor of PEN&PAD, and became a senior Lecturer in 1995. In 2000, he accepted a chair at Salford University in the School of Health Care Professions, and founded a new research centre, SHIRE. He was awarded a Fellowship in the American Medical Informatics College in 2004, and sits on the Council of the BCS. He has been the Scientific Programme Chair of the annual Health Computing conference since 2001.

        Dr Jean Roberts

        Director; Standards (ETD)

          Jean Roberts has worked in and for the NHS for longer than she cares to remember. She has been a member of the UKCHIP Board since 2004 and currently has lead responsibility for the development of standards for registration. She is is keen to contribute to the promotion and recognition of UKCHIP and its synergistic interaction with other bodies in the profession.

          Prof Tony Paget


            Tony is Associate Professor & Course Director at Swansea University for the MSc Health Informatics, MSc Health Data Science and MRes Health Informatics.


            Paul Lawton


              Paul Lawton has been Secretary of UKCHIP since 2003 and is a director of UKCHIP Services Ltd, the trading subsidiary of UKCHIP. He has worked in management and informatics consultancy for over 30 years, and his experience includes the management of many high profile consultancy programmes and projects, including the development of strategic and tactical plans for a variety of both public and private sector organisations.
              For the public sector, he has undertaken assignments on behalf of clients in Central Government Departments, Local Government, the National Health Service, Government Agencies and Public Utilities. In the private sector clients have included companies in the oil, computer manufacturing, financial services, legal services, private healthcare, transportation and construction industries.