Our latest Movers and Shakers roundup includes former NHS England CNIO Natasha Phillips’ move to Beamtree UK and the appointment of the first deputy chief midwifery information officer in the UK.

Beamtree UK has announced the appointment of former NHSX and NHS England chief nursing information officer Professor Natasha Phillips as clinical lead and clinical safety officer.

Joining initially in a part-time basis, Professor Phillips will be leading engagement with professional staff and ensuring safety requirements are in place as Beamtree rolls out AI and machine learning supported solutions in partnership with the NHS.

Caroline Trevithick has been appointed interim chief executive of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care Board for what it said in an announcement to its system would be “an extended interim period”, after the retirement of current chief Andy Williams later this month.

Another ICB in the Midlands region, Staffordshire and Stoke-On-Trent, has confirmed it has appointed Peter Axon – who was appointed its interim CEO in 2021 – to the same position substantively.

Marc Thomas, NHS England’s lead for ambulances, NHS 111 and urgent treatment centres in his role as director of out-of-hospital urgent and emergency care is departing to take up a deputy chief executive role at Yorkshire Ambulance Service Trust in the spring.

Finance director and deputy chief executive at the Royal Papworth Hospital Foundation Trust, Tim Glenn, is being seconded to East Kent Hospital University FT as interim chief finance officer for a year.

East Kent is currently reforecasting its deficit for the year, which was planned to be £72m, but is running at £10m a month, HSJ reported. The trust had previously warned it may run out of cash this autumn but its board meeting last week heard it had secured extra funding to help with cash flow.

Emily Burch is joining Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust as the partnership chief nursing information officer.

Misbah Mahmood has been appointed to the substantive role of the first deputy chief midwifery information officer in the UK at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

GS1 UK has announced that Stephen Bush, medical director for operations at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, has been appointed to the supervisory board as a non-executive director.

Bush has long been a champion of GS1 standards in healthcare and will play a crucial role in deepening GS1 UK’s engagement with clinical stakeholders across the four nations.

Eugine Yafele, CEO of University Hospitals Bristol and Weston Foundation Trust, will step down in January to take up a new post in charge of Monash Health in Melbourne.

Mr Yafele said his decision had “not been taken lightly” but described the move as an “amazing opportunity and the right decision for my family”.

Former trust chief Sam Higginson, who has been working for NHS England on elective recovery, is leaving to become CEO of Royal Devon University Healthcare Foundation Trust. He succeeds Suzanne Tracey, who stepped down last year, and interim CEO Paul Roberts.

University Hospitals of Leicester Trust, Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust, and Northampton General Hospital Trust have been brought under one leader, following the appointment of John MacDonald as joint chair of the three trusts.

Ian Hogan has started a new position as chief information officer at Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Sir Jim Mackey has been named the new chief executive at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust, with Dame Emily Lawson taking over as NHS England interim chief operating officer when Sir Mackey leaves to join Newcastle Hospitals in the new year.

Sir Mackey will also leave Northumbria Healthcare FT, where he has been CEO for more than 18 years but will continue to lead the national elective recovery programme at NHSE.

EIT Health, Europe’s largest health innovation network, has announced two key appointments within its Ireland-UK team. Shona D’Arcy joins as entrepreneurship lead, and Patrick Reidy assumes the role of collaboration lead.

Both will help health innovators in Ireland and the UK access collaborative opportunities across the network, which is made up of 130+ leading organisations from business, education, research and health service delivery.

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