RD&E Foundation Trust

Tom Rooks

Tom Rooks is currently employed by the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD & E NHS FT) as the Principal Business Intelligence Developer. Having served operationally in the Royal Navy Submarine Service as a communications and information systems specialist, Tom has since been appointed to a variety of technical positions in both the private and public sectors. Prior to taking up employment with the RD & E NHS FT, Tom successfully delivered projects for Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust in the development and maintenance of their corporate data warehouse. As a technology professional, Tom’s skills and interests are wide and varied having been employed in roles ranging from incident and service management to computer networking and database administration. However, his core skillset remains in software development and database technologies.


Alaric Moore is the Cluster Manager for Respiratory Medicine and Renal Services within the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. Having worked for several years previously in the Trust Performance team, he has extensive experience of using Healthcare data for service evaluation, operational modelling and forecasting. In 2016/17 he participated in the PenCHORD Health Service Modelling Associate programme; using Operational Research techniques to evaluate what impact the addition of a Clinical Decision Unit would have on Accident and Emergency 4-hour performance. Before working at the RD&E, he was an Analyst at the Environment Agency. He has received an MSc in Bioinformatics from the University of Exeter and an undergraduate degree in Genetics from the University of Edinburgh.  Specific areas of interest include evidence-based decision making, choice architecture and improvement science.