In the context of a single trust-wide electronic patient record system incorporating significant volumes of discrete structured data covering all aspects of medical, nursing and related care, Dr Afzal Chaudhry’s current focus is on (i) data stewardship methodology supporting data visualisation, (ii) extraction of coded and structured entities from legacy narrative documents using natural language processing, and (iii) standards-based and semantically correct aggregation of data multiple data sources underpinned by distributed concepts such as blockchain.