Gurprit Pannu is the Chief Digital Information Officer for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. He has worked in the NHS since qualifying in medicine from Cambridge University in 1992. He subsequently trained in psychiatry in London before moving to Sussex where he has held multiple consultant psychiatrist roles. Currently he provides consultant input into a psychiatric intensive care unit.
He has experience within the third sector having been the national lead for mental health in a national charity (SAHF), and has held multiple senior posts in leading and managing health services within the NHS. He has senior qualifications in healthcare leadership, including digital healthcare leadership which have informed his role as a Chief Clinical Information Officer leading the Global Digital Exemplar Programme within Sussex and more widely as the Chair of the South East Region Digital Working Group.
Gurprit chairs the Sussex regional forum for digital clinical leaders across health and social care, and clinically leads the Sussex Shared Care Record Programme to digitally connect patients, clinicians and create a linked dataset to support population health, commissioning, service development and research.