Our latest Movers and Shakers roundup features the appointment of a CIO at NHS England and movement at NHS Kent and Medway and between neighbouring East London trusts.

John Quinn, the current interim NHS England CIO, has been confirmed as the new NHS England CIO, following a lengthy recruitment process.

Quinn, who was previously executive director of IT operations and enterprise services at NHS Digital, was chosen following a close selection race. Prior to joining NHS Digital Quinn had eight years in digital leadership roles at MHRA.

Omer Moghraby has left his position as lead clinician and consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust to join West London NHS Trust as chief digital information officer (CDIO)

On his last day before leaving, he said on LinkedIn: “As I approach my final (working) day in South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, I do feel a tinge of sadness with trepidation as I take stock and remind myself of all the wonderful colleagues, I have had the privilege to work alongside and the families that gave me their trust to work with their children.

“I am though, very excited to be joining West London NHS Trust as their new CDIO in a couple of weeks. it’s new territory for me, so do bear with me while I get myself up to speed.”

NHS Kent and Medway Integrated Care Board (ICB) have a new chief clinical information officer (CCIO) in the form of Dr Mayur Vibhuti. He takes up the role having already been GP clinical lead for digital at NHS Kent and Medway since 2020.

Graham King has resigned as chief information officer (CIO) at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and will be returning to the private sector.

Paul Calaminus has left his role as chief executive of East London Foundation Trust to take up the same role at neighbouring provider North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT).

NELFT chair Eileen Taylor said in a statement: “With his experience working within the north east London system and leading a mental health and community services trust, Paul is well placed to support NELFT as we continue our journey to deliver the best care by the best people across north east London, Essex and Kent.”

UPS Healthcare has appointed John Bolla as its new president following the retirement of Wes Wheeler earlier this year, who served in the role for over three years.

Bolla first joined UPS in April 2022, successfully leading global healthcare logistics and distribution for the UPS’s Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific Middle East and Africa (AMEA) operations.

John has over two decades of experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, previously working for GSK and other leading companies.

Isansys Lifecare, a UK-based health tech company producing intelligent remote patient monitoring technology, has appointed Dr Heather Duncan as its new chief clinical officer.

Dr Duncan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her illustrious career in the health sector, where she has served as a consultant in paediatric intensive care at Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for the past two decades.

Kate Woodland has been appointed as chief operating officer (COO) at Closed Loop Medicine Ltd., a leading TechBio company developing combination prescription drug plus software therapy products that enable personalised dose optimisation.

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