The latest edition of Movers and Shakers features the departure of NHSE’s chief operating officer and the appointment of an interim CEO marking a shared CEO model for two Liverpool trusts.

Michel Lussier has been announced by Liva as its new chair of the board. Lussier is an entrepreneur specialising in medical technologies and who previously worked for global giant Medtronic.

He will be helping the business to accelerate its expansion into new markets, as the company looks to scale up its partnership with the NHS. Liva was recently selected by NICE as one of the digital therapeutic platforms to offer weight loss programmes and medication to NHS patients.


The Head of Delivery at NHS England, Chris Richmond, has been appointed Principal Clinical Consultant at digital consultancy, Answer Digital. Chris will provide clinical input into healthcare projects, initially focusing on AI, interoperability, and virtual wards.

Chris brings with him 30 years of clinical experience in the NHS, including 23 years as a frontline paramedic, before moving into policy and innovation. He was credited for leading on national projects including service design for NHS 111, new payment models for the New Models of Care programme, and he developed a £977 million model for enhanced health in care homes. He was also the national innovation lead at NHS RightCare, helping to scale innovations that were improving outcomes and efficiencies.

UCL’s Global Business School for Health has appointed Mark Britnell as a professor. Britnell started as a visiting professor at UCL last year, and most recently was a vice chairman at KPMG UK.

In his new role he will make a teaching and careers advisory contribution to the school’s MBA Health, the first MBA dedicated to healthcare.

The West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) has created the new role of director of programmes – with Peter Carpenter appointed. The job creation follows confirmation of a new five-year licence from NHS England.

Sir David Sloman, has left his role of chief operating officer at NHS England, to take up a new position with Doccla. Sloman will work as a senior advisor to the virtual ward technology provider.

Jenn Kerfoot has joined DUOS as chief strategy & growth operator. Kerfoot’s appointment comes at an exciting time for the digital health company, who closed a Series A funding earlier this year and is now looking to expansion.

Law firm Bevan Brittan continues to boost its health and care expertise, taking on Amanda Wright-Kluger as its second partner to join its health & care regulatory team. Wright-Kluger is a solicitor advocate, with extensive experience in supporting health and care providers across the NHS and independent markets.

Digital healthcare services partner, Redmoor Health, has appointed a new CEO – Matt Murphy. Following previous senior roles at EMIS Group, at the start of September Murphy succeeded Redmoor founder, Marc Schmid, who is to take a more strategic role in the business.

Heather Cook has joined digital treatments platform, Wellmind Health, as advisory board chair. She will be advising on market access, expansion and growth strategy for the NHS-commissioned digital treatments-as-a-service platform.

Cook also sits on the board of directors at TechUK, the UK’s technology industry body, and NHS England’s SME Commercial Advisory Board.

Dr Dawn Orr, a nurse consultant for telecare and telehealth within NHS 24, has been seconded as professor of nursing practice within the Centre for Future Hospital initiative at the University of Strathclyde. Orr will be dedicating one day per week for the next two years to collaborate with the university in advancing innovation and transformation in the NHS and care sectors.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Dr Nitin Kolhe in the role of chief clinical information officer and deputy medical director for digital and data.

The news forms part of a wider transformation journey, which Kolhe will be at the heart of. He takes over from Iain Lennon, who held the role for five years.

Claire Fuller has been appointed as integrated care system chief for NHS England. Fuller’s predecessor, Nikki Kanani left the role in July 2022 to be seconded to the chief delivery office team. Kiren Collison filled the role in the interim.

A practising GP since 1995, Fuller led Surrey Heartlands ICS since 2017 and was responsible for the Fuller Stocktake report, a major review on integrating primary care.

James Sumner is to become interim CEO of Liverpool Women’s Foundation Trust at the end of the year, following the retirement of Kathryn Thomson. With Sumner already leading Liverpool University Hospitals Foundation Trust, the two NHS trusts will be moving to a shared CEO model.

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