Chris Carrigan is a specialist in health data and information, but with a particular focus on patient involvement and patient power.
Chris is Expert Data Adviser to the use MY data patient and carer movement.
He is also the Patient and Public Involvement & Engagement lead for DATA-CAN, the HDR-UK Hub for Cancer.
Chris has significant experience in influencing national policy in medical informatics and research and has a respected national profile in leading patient and public engagement exercises.
Previously, Chris was a founding member and Director of the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN), a partnership putting patients at the heart of how their data is used, funded by a range of bodies, including the public sector and leading cancer charities, tasked with providing new insights and intelligence into cancer inequalities, diagnosis, care, outcomes and experience.
In 2014 he was named as one of the Health Service Journal’s Top 50 Innovators in the NHS for his innovative and collaborative approach to patient empowerment, and featured on BBC Radio 4’s Networking Nation series.