Our latest edition of Movers and Shakers features appointments at South West London Health & Care Partnership and Orion Health.

Matthew Laundy has been appointed CCIO for South West London Health & Care Partnership after previously working at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He joined the ICS in April 2022.

Cardiff and Vale’s University Health Boards have welcomed Mark Wardle as its new CCIO. The consultant neurologist took up the role in April 2022.

Orion Health has appointed two clinical consultants – Ken Wooding and Rebecca Gates.

The pair will provide input to the development and deployment of Orion’s products, which are used across Scotland and England and will support customers through change and managing benefits realisation.

Gary Birks, Orion Health general manager, UK and Ireland, said: “We’re delighted to have Ken and Rebecca on our team. We know that clinical input is vital for the success of our projects and we remain keen to ensure we have the clinical and nursing perspective.

“We are busy delivering our platform to new customers whilst supporting our existing customers on their digital maturity journeys. We continue to invest in the Orion Health platform to keep up with the increased interest in population health management approaches, supporting our customers on a journey from a read only portal, to supporting regional workflows, through to population level analytics.

“Ken and Rebecca will make sure that we never overlook the staff who will be using these systems and be powerful advocates for the patients who will reap the benefits.”

Harris Healthcare has welcomed Simon Beck as its vice president of sales and marketing and James Boys as its new UK and international sales director.

Boys’ newly created role at Harris Healthcare aims to build on the company’s ambition to continue expanding its existing customer base and introduce new solutions into the NHS and international markets.

He said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to work for Harris Healthcare and am looking forward to continuing the partnership with the NHS. The Harris teams have extensive experience in EPR/PAS solutions which not only help Trusts get to HIMMS Level 5 accreditation but also yield strong returns on investment and significant Benefits Realisation.”

Whilst Beck also brings experience in digital health from his time in the US as well as being a UK native.

He said:  “We need flexible solutions that can easily be adapted to both, the facility and governmental requirements while supporting clinicians in their treatment and care decisions at the same time enhancing patient safety and empowering their health journey. I am delighted to be working alongside James and Harris Healthcare to bring exciting innovation and technology to the UK healthcare market”.

The Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps (ORCHA) has appointed GP and digital health expert Tom Micklewright as clinical director.

Dr Micklewright will be responsible for guiding the team of clinical advisors and build an international community of clinical experts who are champions in digital health.

He has been supporting ORCHA as primary care lead for the last eighteen months and also works as a Cheshire-based GP.

Dr Micklewright said: “As a GP working throughout the pandemic, I saw both innovations which scaled at a phenomenal pace and those that surprisingly struggled to get off of the ground.

“Digital transformation occurs when need, opportunity and simplicity converge and as a busy GP, simplicity is especially important. Finding time to learn about health tech and to become confident using it safely and effectively feels almost impossible, even though we’re all aware of the need and the opportunity: that’s the very gap that ORCHA is looking to close.”