Healthcare industry movers this month include appointments at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and a new medical director for Integrated Care System (ICS) overseeing Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Kirsten Major as its new chief executive.

Kirsten Major

Major has been serving as the interim chief executive at the Trust since August 2018 following the retirement of Sir Andrew Cash.

Prior to this Major held the posts of deputy chief executive and director of strategy and operations at the trust over the last 8 years.

She said: “To have the opportunity to lead the Trust into the next phase of its development is indeed a privilege.

“I believe that by working side by side with our partners across healthcare, social care, academia and industry and, most importantly, in collaboration with our patients, there is a real opportunity to continue that success for the benefit of our patients, staff and wider population.”

Kirsten will take up the post of chief executive with immediate effect.

Dr Andy Haynes has been named as the medical director for the Integrated Care System (ICS) overseeing Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Dr Haynes will still continue in his role as medical director for Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (SFH).

He said: “I am looking forward to taking up this new role, and continuing to work with the dedicated and talented staff across the system as we strive to provide the best care for our citizens and patients in Nottinghamshire.”

Dr Haynes will be seconded to the ICS three days a week but will continue to be the permanent medical director and deputy chief executive at SFH.

Wendy Saviour, director of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS, said: “Andy has a vast amount of clinical knowledge and expertise and will be a huge asset to the system board.

“The clinical teams across the system will work closely with Andy to support him in this new vitally important role.”

Michael Brown has has been appointed to chair Allocate’s National User Group Steering Committee for UK and Ireland.

The former chair of the Royal College of Nursing Council will work to create a strong forum of feedback and provide industry insight back to the Allocate team.

The committee group meets throughout the year to support the regional user groups that meet regularly and allows users to create a network of local organisations to share ideas and best practice to help them to get the most out of Allocate solutions.

Brown said: “I first became involved in the Allocate user group last April as its Scottish representative.

“This appointment is a great opportunity for me to now become involved on a national level.  My main aims are to introduce more governance to the group and also give members the freedom to drive change and to challenge.

“I also want to look at how we engage independent users in private hospitals and other organisations.”

Ruth Billen has been appointed the finance director of Genmed – a provider of vendor neutral managed services to the NHS.

Billen will be responsible for ensuring that Genmed’s financial controls are robust, the business is ready to scale and the appropriate internal and IT systems are in place to support this growth.

Prior to her position at Genmed, Billen was financial controller at Adapt, a private equity backed IT managed services provider.

She said: “I wanted to be part of a smaller business again where I can be hands on and part of a team where I can make a difference.

“Joining Genmed is a real opportunity to be involved in an organisation that is growing quickly and has a very exciting future ahead.”

Apira has announced David Corbett is joining the company this month to help with its strategic advisory service.

Corbett previously worked at NHS Digital, leading the national WiFi rollout, Summary Care Record and Southern Acute programmes.

Apira is a London-based professional services company focused on helping healthcare providers design, procure, implement and make better use of digital systems and technology to improve patient care and working lives.

Apira founder, Geoff Broome, said: “David will be a key part of Apira’s strategic advisory service, his experience as a programme leader at NHS Digital will enable us to offer a broader range of insights to our current and future client base as we grow.

“He will also enable us to help our clients benefit fully from the renewed focus on, and funding for, all things digital at the Department of Health.”

Ingenica Solutions has announced the appointment of James Ormonde as director of sales.

The new role has been developed to lead Ingenica’s expanding sales team, drive UK sales and further support the company’s growth phase.

Ingenica delivers IT solutions in the areas of procurement, supply chain, inventory management, and the back-office to improve financial and operational efficiencies in the NHS.

Ormonde said: “I am delighted to be joining Ingenica at such an exciting time for the company. Ingenica has an excellent reputation within the NHS and has established itself as the market leader in inventory management. I am looking forward to working with the whole team as we move Ingenica into the next phase of its growth.”