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On January 23, 2018

IMS MAXIMS Policy and Communications Director, Natalie Chishick, has been appointed as Vice Chair of techUK’s Health and Social Care Council to act as the voice of the health technology sector and create a commercial environment in which they can thrive.

Natalie will represent the interests of over 350 technology companies and champion the industry’s position to Government and the NHS in her new role. With her fellow Council members, she will shape the programme of work for the trade body, identifying ways to break down barriers to market entry and facilitate greater understanding of the benefits of technology-enabled care amongst policy makers, commissioners and service providers.

Natalie will be taking over from Paul Cooper, who was Non-Executive Director for IMS MAXIMS and represented the company on the Council for over 10 years.

In that time, IMS MAXIMS has made a significant contribution to advancing the health tech agenda, taking a leading role in some of techUK’s most successful initiatives. Notably, this includes the development of the Interoperability Charter, the industry’s commitment to making IT systems more open and integrated. With over 100 company signatories, and endorsement from NHS England, NHS Digital and the CCIO/CIO Networks, it is widely recognised as a catalyst in advancing the interoperability agenda in the NHS.

Having worked at techUK before joining IMS MAXIMS, Natalie will be returning to a programme of work that she is very familiar with and can use her unique position as a supplier and member of techUK’s alumni to strengthen the trade body’s influence in the sector.

On the news of her appointment Natalie Chishick said:

“I am thrilled to be returning to work with techUK. Now more than ever, the organisation has an important role to play in helping the NHS understand how technology can help address some of the most pressing issues of our time. Winter pressures, staffing shortages, and funding challenges are very real problems that need tangible answers. It’s our job as techUK, to show health and care professionals how digital can help tackle these problems, and importantly, offer clinical solutions that are quick and easy to deploy, and effective in delivering positive outcomes.”

Media Contacts:

Natalie Chishick, Policy and Communications Director, IMS MAXIMS

Tel: +44 (0) 203 6686 999 

Mob: +44 (0) 7568 429 204 


  • digital, Health & Social Care, healthcare, ims maxims, Interoperability Charter, NHS Digital, techUK


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