Our latest industry movers and shakers round-ups sees notable appointments at various healthcare organisations in England, including Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Antek Lejk is stepping down from his role as chief officer of NHS South Norfolk and North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Groups will be stepping down later in the spring, to take up a new role as CEO of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.
The chief Finance officer of the CCGs, Helen Stratton, will become interim chief until new arrangements are put in place.
Lejk will also be stepping down from his role as lead executive for the Norfolk and Waveney Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP). A process to appoint his successor will be announced in due course.
Lejk said: “I have enjoyed my time immensely with the CCGs. I think we have made real strides to bring commissioning together and bringing all of health and social care closer together through the STP.
“However, helping lead NSFT is an exciting challenge and I am delighted to be appointed. I have always had a particular interest and passion for mental health. I have led two mental health trusts in the past and I am keen to help NSFT move on from its current difficulties and emerge a stronger, even better organisation serving the people of Norfolk and Suffolk.”
Nick Moberly has stepped down as chief executive of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Moberly will leave the trust at the end of April 2018, after being appointed in August 2015.
Kings College Hospital credited the outgoing CEO for “playing a critical role in three major incidents” in 2017.
A successor has yet to be appointed by the trust.
Dame Jackie Daniel has been made chief executive of Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Daniel was appointed on 7 March, after a “rigorous” recruitment process that involved both national and international candidates.
Daniel is currently chief executive of the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMB), where she will remain until the end of March before taking up her new position.
She has served as a CEO for 16 years and has previously held a number of director-level posts in acute, mental health and specialist trusts.
Commenting on her appointment, Daniel said: “Newcastle Hospitals is a trust with long and enviable reputation for the quality of the services it provides and the excellent skills of its staff.
“I am excited to be appointed to the role of chief executive and for the opportunity to work with its board, council of governors, and all staff to further develop this outstanding organisation.”
The Eric Wright Group has promoted Christine Winstanley to the position of managing director of its health and care business as part of a strategic reshuffle.
Winstanley will be responsible for helping the organisation build its portfolio of care assets and developing its strategic partnerships with both NHS trusts and local authorities.
As managing director, Winstanley will work in close partnership with fellow Eric Wright Group company Applethwaite to address the needs of an aging population and ease the strain in the care system.
Jeremy Hartley, Group managing director at the Eric Wright Group, said: “Christine and her team have developed an excellent reputation for partnering and service delivery across the health and care sectors in the North West.
“Her appointment as managing director reflects both her achievements and our commitment to investing in Eric Wright Health and Care as a pivotal element of the Group’s property portfolio.”
Neil Macdonald appointed as interim chief executive of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.
Currently chief operating officer at the trust – a position he has held since April 2015 – Macdonald will step into his new role on 19 March.
Commenting on his appointment, Macdonald said: “This is a fantastic organisation and I am really proud and privileged to be working with staff who are fully committed to providing safe and compassionate care to the people of Buckinghamshire and beyond.
“I am passionate about this trust’s continuous improvement journey and look forward playing my part in the exciting times ahead of us.”
Neil Dardis has been named as the next chief executive of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust.
Dardis’ appointment comes after current chief executive, Sir Andrew Morris, announced his retirement in February.
Dardis is currently chief executive of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, a position he has held since April 2015.
During his 20 year career in the NHS, Dardis has also worked in senior management roles at East and North Hertfordshire, Royal Free London, and Hammersmith Hospitals NHS trusts.
Commenting on his appointment, Dardis said: “Whilst I recognise the challenges facing the NHS in the future, Frimley is a fantastic organisation with a reputation for delivering excellence and I am excited by the opportunities we have to ensure that we provide outstanding care for the communities we serve.”
Jan Kimpen has been appointed as the new president of the European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry (COCIR).
The appointment comes after current president, Joost Leeflang, announced his retirement form the organisation on 14 March.
On his appointment as Ppresident, Kimpen said: “I am pleased to have the opportunity to continue to build on COCIR’s ongoing commitment to advancing understanding of the benefits of the digital transformation of healthcare systems.
“The technologies developed by COCIR members will be integral in delivering this change and ensuring future healthcare systems are sustainable. We will continue to build the evidence of the value of our industry’s contribution.”