This month’s Movers and Shakers round-ups features lots of new senior appointments across various industry organisations including Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and the Patients Association.


Ayesha Rahim has joined Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust as chief clinical information officer. Rahim qualified from medical school in India and continued her medical training in the UK.

She did her specialist training in rheumatology and acute medicine in the North-West and obtained an MSc in Rheumatology from Manchester University. Previously she was appointed as consultant in Preston in September 2011. “I enjoy working in a community setting and along with the team am actively involved in service development, teaching and training.”


Chris Reynolds has just joined Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust as chief information officer. Prior to his recent appointment he was associate director of business intelligence at Lancashire Teaching Hosipitals NHS FOundation Trust.

Reynolds has experience in board level roles, in a range of highly competitive multi-million pound organisations, including the Department of Health. He describes himself as a  hands-on problem solver with a track record of transformation and an appetite for new challenges and technologies.


Nick Scholte, former chief executive officer of the NHS Business Services Authority, has been appointed Civica’s health and care advisor.

For the past 11 years, Scholte has held the role of CEO of the NHS BSA, leading and delivering major programmes of automation, digitisation and data analytics improvements across the service portfolio. As advisor to the Civica Group, which delivers software and services to 400 health and care providers around the globe, Scholte will advance its strategy to deliver greater efficiencies and more agile ways of working for customers.


Rachel Power joins the Patients Association as its new chief executive. She has more than 20 years’ experience of working in health and social care within the voluntary sector.

Power said: “I am determined to look closely at the issues where we can make the most difference and develop evidence-based policy with rigour, as well as working constructively with other leading organisations in the sector.”


Sinead Keeney, a former adults social worker with Warrington Borough Council joins the Servelec HSC team as an adults and finance strategy consultant.

Servelec provides software solutions across healthcare, social care and education. “What councils need to overcome this is a case management system, such as Mosaic, which is simple to use and efficient, supporting practice rather than making things more difficult and time consuming. Reviewing the Mosaic Standard Practice Configuration to ensure that it complies with legal frameworks also reduces pressures on customers.”

David Allan also joins Servelec HSC from Northgate Public Services as its implementation consultant.


Jeff Sager has been appointed senior vice president for sales at Medmeme, a provider of medical science information.

Jeff has more than 20 years’ experience of working in senior, technology-centric sales, business development and marketing roles across national and international businesses.  He has worked for life sciences compliance software company MMIS.


Dan Clark recently joined  Ieso Digital Health as CEO.  Leso Digital Health provides patients with access to secure, online, one-on-one, real-time evidence based cognitive behavioural therapy programmes.

Clark is a serial entrepreneur and an advocate for digital health solutions.  He has led start-up, scaling, innovation and growth of a number of companies ranging from small seed-stage companies, to Fortune 50 organisations, including two successful, technology-enabled healthcare businesses. He previously held senior executive level posts at OPTUM Health, Humana, Aetna, Cigna and ValueOptions (now Beacon Health Options).


David O’Sullivan  has been appointed chief optometric adviser to the Welsh Government. He has served as optometric adviser to Hywel Dda University Health Board for more than 14 years, where he has helped lead work to set up schemes and services to improve ophthalmology and optometry across Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion.

More recently he has served as Optometric Adviser to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. As chief optometric adviser, he will provide the Welsh Government with independent professional advice relating to optometric services and eye health matters in Wales.


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