Enid Povey Profile

Enid is a registered nurse, with a background in A & E and the military and more latterly with nearly 20 years’ experience across remote assessment, clinical content systems development and clinical assurance.

She is currently Clinical Lead for nhs.uk (NHS Choices). Within this role she is responsible for the governance processes and assurance to ensure the website content and information remains current, safe and effective.

She was previously Head of Clinical Assurance and then Head of service for the Digital Assessment Service. This was a development of online symptom checkers for use by patients to ensure correct assessment and referral for users. This led to a leading role in the design of the 111 online service which is now in pilot stages.

She was with NHS Direct for 15 years, as a nurse consultant, head of clinical systems and finally Associate Director of Clinical Information and Development. Within this role she led the Clinical Development, Knowledge Management and Libraries teams to successfully develop clinical systems to provide assessment and information for clinicians, call handlers and the public as well as medicines management, PDAs, and primary care support.

She is also the clinical lead for the DH National Pandemic Flu service.

She has also worked on major national initiatives:

  • DH Stroke Strategy
  • RCP guideline group for stroke
  • NICE GDG for D & V
  • NICE Expert Panel
  • Chaired and presented at many national conferences

She was also proactive in the award space and ensured NHS Direct as the Winner of E-Health award ‘Excellence in major healthcare IT development’ for the digital service, as well as being personally nominated and was a finalist for Healthcare IT champion of the year in 2012.

She has had several articles published in the nursing and medical press, mainly around the importance of remote assessment in healthcare and its impact and influence on health.

She was successful in obtaining a 3-year fellowship with NICE and is currently in her final year.