A week in the life of an Informatics Lead Nurse: Monday

Published on 17 October 2022, by Roda Luz Trinidad

Nursing and midwifery, Clinical informatics, Fellowships and scholarships, Digital health leadership, Digital roles and career pathways

Hi, my name is Roda Luz Trinidad. Friends and colleagues call me Dang. I am the Informatics Lead Nurse at The Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust. I have 16 years of Adult Critical Care nursing experience. My journey in digital started in 2015 as the Senior Sister in charge of the QI project in digitising health records in ICU. I was offered to be part of the Trust’s digital transformation WeConnect team and have been in this post since September 2019.
I am passionate about how digital innovation can help transform the integrated health and care system to ensure quality care delivery and using data to inform the way we work and support the population, with diversity and inclusion at the centre of practice.

Let me give you a sneak peek at what my working week looks like, starting with Monday...

First day of the week normally starts with catching up on emails, checking what happened over the weekend and reviewing the 724 devices status for the hospital.  

Today, I have the new Informatics Link Nurse from one of our hospitals in the Trust shadowing me on a few meetings and sessions. Work shadowing should be available in each organisation. If you are a woman of colour, within digital health and care, passionate about promoting an inclusive leadership and wish to know more about digital shadowing at work, here is some information: The Shuri Network Digital Shadowing Programme - Hexitime 

Morning hospital safety huddle to start the day, where we discuss safer staffing, safety briefing on the big 4 priorities, and top news for sharing with clinical staff. This week, I highlighted the relaunch of “Green Tick Go”, the electronic way of letting the Emergency Department know that the bed is ready to take the patient to the ward.  A QI project to improve flow and patient experience. 

 I caught up with the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) team to plan how we can improve compliance on electronic documentation on lines and devices. We recently conducted a walk rounds and virtual demos to focus on teaching clinical staff on how to accurately record insertion, care and removal of lines on the system which was positively received and showed some improvements both on documentation standards and IPC rates. We intend to do this as part of the October IPC awareness month. 

A quick break to check on emails and requests from the clinical staff who escalated a connectivity issue on the digital ECG and Vitals Link machine in a ward. A few minutes of troubleshooting with the staff and sorted! 

Off to deliver a teaching session for the new band 6s in the adult critical care unit where I emphasised their role on documentation standards and information governance.  Being new to the role puts them in the best position to influence safe practice and to support the junior staff. 

I recently started on the Digital Health Leadership Programme, which is delivered by Imperial College London and Health Education England. I met with my executive sponsor to discuss my personal development plan and how we can make the most out of the year-long programme. I am excited and looking forward to this journey! 

A short debrief with the new link nurse shadowing me and this ends my day on a high. 

RT Roda Luz Trinidad

Roda Luz Trinidad

Informatics Lead Nurse

Barts Health NHS Trust


Roda Luz Trinidad (known as Dang amongst family and colleagues) has been an Informatics Lead Nurse at the Royal London and Mile End Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, since September 2019. Trained in the Philippines with a Nursing degree, Dang has worked as an Adult Critical Care Unit Senior Sister in the same Trust. She is a Shuri Network Nurse Fellow and a member of the National Digital Shared Professional Decision-Making Council. Dang is passionate about how digital and technology can help transform the health and care system at the same time as ensuring diversity and inclusion is at the centre of the practice.