Our latest edition of Movers and Shakers features appointments at Epro, Orion Health and NHS trusts in Essex, Suffolk, London and Liverpool.

Matthew Hopkins, chief executive of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, will leave his post later this year to take up the same position at Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust.

During his time in Worcestershire, the trust was moved out of special measures after several years and he was praised for his leadership by the trust’s chair, particularly through the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I would like to thank Matthew for his compassionate and patient-focused leadership over the past four years,” Anita Day said.

Dermot O’Riordan has announced that he is starting as new chief medical information officer at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust to procure and implement a new electronic patient record system for Ipswich and Colchester staff and patients.

He confirmed that he will still be working clinically at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

UK healthcare informatics provider, Epro, has appointed Kat Hancock as business development director in a new position for the organisation that reflects its growth ambitions and NHS demand for its clinical software applications.

Hancock said: “I’m delighted to be joining Epro at such an exciting time. Our aim is to support NHS users through the benefits of increased availability of clinical information, in a rapidly accessible format, which is captured efficiently and at minimal possible cost to the organisation.

“As an ex-NHS employee, I appreciate firsthand the frustrations that can be associated with trying to navigate different software solutions without sufficient training and support. So, to join a team that is dedicated to supporting clinicians and making their clinical workflows easier is just fantastic.”

Oshi Health, the virtual reality specialty care company transforming gastrointestinal (GI) health outcomes and economics, has announced that two digital health veterans have joined its leadership team: Randy Forman as chief commercial officer and Ryan Powers as chief financial officer.

Mark Hindle has been appointed as vice president for the UK and Ireland at Orion Health. Hindle has joined the leading supplier of digital tools to improve healthcare experience from Evergreen Life, a personal health record app provider.

In his new role, he said his priority will be to support Orion Health’s existing customers and help them upgrade to the latest, cloud-based version of its platform.

Dr Samir Shah is starting a new position as chief clinical information officer at NELFT NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Shah has been at the trust for almost a decade and previously held the role of deputy associate medical director.

The CCIO at Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Doug Stewart, will also be joining Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust as CCIO. He said he hopes this full-time, split portfolio role will help drive digital health leadership and improvement across both organisations.

Nanovery, the Newcastle based cutting-edge platform biotech company, has announced the appointment of Dr Mark Chadwick as chief executive officer.

Consultant cardiac surgeon Bilal Kirmani as been appointed as associate chief clinical information officer within the surgery division at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Kirmani will play a key role in providing a prominent clinical voice on the trust’s digital excellence journey.

More appointments and departures can be found on Digital Health Intelligence.