Our May edition of Movers and Shakers features appointments at Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and NHS England and Improvement.

Aasha Cowey is to join Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in the summer as its strategic transformation lead.

Cowey will leave her roles at NHS South, Central and West Support Commissioning Unit and HEE Digital Readiness Team.

Alison Jordon started a new role as associate director of information at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Trust in April 2021. She was previously the CIO for nursing and allied health professionals at the trust.

NHS England and Improvement has appointed Dan Boden as interim national clinical director for urgent and emergency care.

Healx has appointed Andrew Watson as its vice president of artificial intelligence.

In his new role, Watson will be tasked with scaling Healx’s AI team and strategy to develop best-in-class drug discovery tools and accelerate innovation in the field of tech-driven treatment development for rare diseases.

He joins from technology giant Dyson, where he was the founding member of the machine learning research department.

Watson said: “I’m excited to be joining Healx as it continues to scale. I’ve always been fascinated by applying machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques to difficult problems and Healx is a great company for me to apply the skills I’ve learned in previous roles to help make a difference to rare disease patients.

“The scientists, researchers, and engineers at Healx have developed an unparalleled drug discovery platform in Healnet, and I look forward to taking it even further as we continue to unlock the power of AI for rare diseases. I’m confident that together we can accelerate the development of new treatments, and I can’t wait to get started.”

Tytocare, which provides AI-powered remote medical exam software has appointed Tamir Gotfried as chief commercial officer.

Gotfried will lead TytoCare’s commercial organisation, focusing on revenue growth and accelerating adoption of the company’s telehealth products and solutions.

He has previously served as chief revenue officer at Bringg and held a general manager and director position at Abbott Laboratories.

“I am thrilled to join TytoCare, a telehealth company that transforms primary care by putting health in the hands of consumers,” said Gotfried.

“I look forward to building on the company’s successes over the last few years and continue to seamlessly connect people to clinicians while driving volume, velocity, value, and revenue.”

Cybersecurity solutions provider Core to Cloud has appointed Phil Howe as chief technology officer.

Howe will oversee the driving forward of several new technology initiatives, working closely with customers to ensure that their needs are met, but more importantly that they stay one step ahead of the cyber-criminals.  Prior to joining Core to Cloud he was deputy chief technology officer at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust.

He said: “The tech Core to Cloud has in its product stack is best of breed and very innovative.  I have worked with Core to Cloud for the past five years and have been a customer when I was deputy CTO at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust.  At the trust, we had a small IT security team and I needed a partner who could work alongside my team, who really understood my needs, who I trusted, who listened and came back with solid recommendations to help overcome some of the challenges we were facing.

“Core to Cloud was an integral part of our team and really hit the mark, bringing innovative solutions to us that were really fit for purpose.  They helped us build out the security for the organisation and I was so impressed with the company culture and ethos, not to mention its growth ambitions, that I decided this was the right place for my next career move and I’m really excited about the opportunity.”