Expertise & Understanding
Barry, his team and partners are highly skilled and experienced consultants who have worked in the health and social care sector themselves and are trustees of not-for-profit organisations.
As specialists in the health and social care sector, we have a realistic and practical approach when it comes to our services. We understand the operational challenges your sector faces, giving us a unique perspective when consulting for you.
All About Barry
Originally from Stoke on Trent, Barry trained to become a nurse in the RAF in 1972.
In 2000 he became the Data Protection Officer at West Suffolk Hospital. In 2003 he founded and has since chaired the Eastern Region IG Forum. The forum has around 200 members, with 45 out of 50 attending the meetings held in Cambridge.
Barry is the former chair of the NHS National Strategical Information Governance Network (SIGN) group. (2015 – 2018)
Barry was the Head of IG and Health Records at 2 Acute Trusts in Suffolk & Essex from September 2017 to July 2018 on secondment to the local STP looking at information sharing and GDPR for Health & Social Care.
He is a keynote speaker at national conferences, with a down to earth pragmatic approach Data Protection/IG, as well as chair and speaker at the Excellence in Health Care Conferences (Oscar Krane).
In the summer of 2018 Barry left the NHS and became a Data Protection/Privacy Consultant and founded BJM IG Privacy Ltd & Associates, delivering training for HealthCare – UK, outsourced DPO services for Herts Valleys ICB, Private Health, 3 North London Hospices and local authorities as well as Delivering Caldicott Guardian training for GP Practices for NHS Wales.
In 2019/20, Barry initiated conversations with the Apprenticeship Institute for a Data Protection Practitioner Apprenticeship and on 30th March 2022 the apprenticeship Level 4 as Data Protection and Information Governance Practitioner was approved for delivery.
Two notable awards were given to Barry in 2020; The ICO Excellence in Data Protection 2020 and IRMS Lifetime Achievement Award.
Barry regularly works in partnership with Tania Palmariellodiviney and her team at Data Privacy Simplified (DPS). Together, they are a powerhouse of experts, working on the common vision of improving Data Privacy & Cyber Security across the UK by helping organisations be fully compliant without sacrificing their core responsibilities and services within their organisation and simoultaniously increase its credibility and reputation.