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Astrid Fairclough

Programme Director for Care Records - NHS Wessex

Astrid is Programme Director for Wessex Care Records, and both the Dorset Care Record (DCR) and the Care and Health Information Exchange (CHIE).  These are two are of the most comprehensive shared care records in England, bringing together health and social care records across two ICSs, and they are used by thousands of professionals every day.   She has many years of experience running digital change programmes in the NHS, working closely with NHS Digital and was seconded to the health service within the Ministry of Defence. During her time at the Department of Health and Social Care, she led the Violence and Abuse policy area, designed and delivered the FGM Prevention programme and received a Churchill Fellowship to carry out research into the sustainability of change in this area.