In this thoroughly entertaining episode, Jack chats to David Walliker, Chief Digital and Partnerships Officer at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. David tells the tale of his childhood being bought up “Wenglish”, how he didn’t really feel challenged at school and how he got his first job as an engineering apprentice by taking a trophy cabinet to the interview. After sustaining a back injury playing rugby, he was moved to the IT department, where he embarked on his 24 year career journey to his role now in one of the most respected NHS trusts. David discusses what qualities and priorities a leader, particularly in healthcare should have, his “Emmerdale” rule and some of his bugbears, including why you should never call him Dave.
This episode is sponsored by CommonTime.