November’s movers and shakers features a new CIO at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust and a government commercial director joining the supervisory GS1 UK.

Shauna McMahon has started a new role as chief information officer (CIO) at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust. In October 2020 McMahon left her role at South Central West Commissioning Support Unit.

NHSX has confirmed that Tara Donnelly is to be its chief digital officer on a permanent basis. Donnelly was appointed on an interim basis in January 2019 following the departure of Juliet Bauer.

Melinda Johnson has joined the supervisory board of GS1 UK, the global data-standards organisation.

Johnson is a commercial director of the Department of Health and Social Care and has previously had positions at the Department for Transport.

She said: “I am really looking forward to working with the team on the next iteration of GS1 UK’s strategy. Global standards are fundamental to the efficient running of a business and the data they facilitate is worth its weight in gold.

The GS1 UK team have a positive culture, which I think is a huge strength coupled with their neutrality, which helps them solve a wide range of industry challenges. The not for profit status helps underpin this facilitation role and I hope to use my commercial experience to help them build a plan to solve the problems of the future.”

The chief executive of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, James Mackey, has joined the has been appointed as Chair of the NHS Customer Board for Procurement and Supply.

Mackey will attend his first meeting in December 2020 with the aim of taking over the chairmanship from Ian Carruthers in 2021.

The NHS Customer Board for Procurement and Supply aims to influence and lead procurement strategy by engaging with the senior stakeholders who understand the challenges faced by the NHS.

The Board has a particular focus on the new NHS Supply Chain operating model. The National Board oversees four regional boards, North, Midlands, South and London.

Mackey said: “Covid-19 has impacted on us all and placed even more importance on a resilient, effective and efficient NHS supply chain. In addition, the NHS should be focussed on what we should be doing as a system to support areas such as local and national economic recovery, linked to where products are procured, locally/nationally versus overseas.

“Working together, learning from each other enabling the understanding of the wider value that NHS Supply Chain brings to NHS trusts is an opportunity for us all.”

Digital transformation specialist for the public sector, Agilisys, have appointed Richard Walker as partner for data and insights.

Walker joins Agilisys from KPMG and his new role will see him work closely with the leadership team to build and evolve the company’s data-led customer offerings.

He said: “As more organisations explore the potential in their data and in turn realise the benefits of advanced analytics and digital innovation, it’s a hugely exciting time to be in this industry.

“The drive to join up data across Health and Care presents a unique opportunity to generate new insights to some of our most vexing challenges. Joining Agilisys gives me the chance to put this into practice across the public sector, delivering benefits to citizens and keeping people and communities healthy, safe and thriving.”

Stephen Freer has been appointed as the chief clinical officer at Ieso Digital Health.

He will be responsible in providing clinical governance, quality and patient safety across the organisation, and driving the company’s mission to deliver world-class, patient-centric mental health treatments and products.

Freer said: “Joining Ieso was the best decision I’ve made in my career. I have long been an advocate for the adoption of digital therapies and services alongside traditional models of care to provide patients with improved access and choice.

“The clinical data insights and quality assurance that online talking therapies offers allows us to continually learn what works for whom and adapt to provide therapists with the best advice, support and clinical tools to treat patients in the most effective way.”