Our latest Movers and Shakers roundup features an appointment at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and movement at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

Edward Astle has been appointed as the new chair of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, succeeding Chris Outram who will depart after nine years, the maximum term allowed under the trust’s constitution.

Outram’s term will finish at the end of September before Astle will take the reins for a three-year period starting at the beginning of October.

The CEO of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals since September 2021, Kevin McGee, has announced he is stepping down from the NHS and has accepted a three-year role with Gibraltar Health Authority.

McGee, who has led three acute trusts in Lancashire over the past decade, had been planning to retire from full-time work, but was then tempted by the role of director general for healthcare in the British Overseas Territory.

Ron Shields has been named as the chief executive of a new community and mental health trust in the south of England ahead of its planned formation next year.

Shields is currently Southern Health Foundation Trust CEO but will lead the new organisation, which will involve Southern Health merging with neighbouring Solent Trust and taking on responsibility for the community and mental health services currently provided by Isle of Wight Trust and Sussex Partnership Trust in Hampshire.

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has appointed Libby Pink as the organisation’s new chief portfolio officer. Pink, who joins from NHS England, has worked in healthcare since 2004, holding a variety of roles across various NHS organisations throughout England.

East Suffolk and North East Essex Foundation Trust chief executive Nick Hulme has been appointed interim chief at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust, the trusts have announced.

Hulme will join NNUH from 14 August with a brief to remain in post until February 2024, in which period the trust said it will continue its search for a permanent CEO.

Tumi Banda has joined Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust as its new interim chief nursing officer. He joined on Monday 10 July for 18 months and is working alongside Diane Hull, the trust’s current chief nursing officer, until she leaves on 30 July, before formally taking over on 31 July.

Healthtech firm Mizaic, the pioneer behind the NHS-renowned electronic document management system (EDMS), MediViewer, has announced a series of strategic appointments as the digital transformation specialist secures more work with trusts nationwide.

Catriona McGill has joined as the new service delivery and support manager, while Paul Hadfield has become the new software development lead. Su Jones joins as product owner, with long-standing colleague Rob Ainsworth moving into the freshly created position of head of product architecture.

Anni Neumann, a pharmaceutical digital insights consultant with over ten years’ industry experience, including almost seven years at leading digital insights consultancy Creation Healthcare, has been elected to the board of the British Healthcare Business Intelligence Association (BHBIA).

As an organisation, the BHBIA works to support those working in healthcare market research and data analytics by driving best practice in insight generation.

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