The final Movers and Shakers roundup of 2023 features significant appointments at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and The South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is further strengthening the clinical leadership of its digital agenda with the recruitment of Dr Jeremy Tong and Hayley Grafton to the posts of chief medical information officer and chief nursing information officer respectively.

Two new Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust board members have been appointed. Kimberley Salmon-Jamieson will join as chief nurse from 1 April 2024 and David Walliker will join as chief digital and information officer at the end of April.

Better, the leading digital health platform and ePMA solution provider, has appointed Darren Ransley as its Managing Director for the UK and Ireland.

Darren Ransley is an experienced global healthcare leader with over 23 years of experience in the healthcare IT sector.

Michelle Johnson has been appointed clinical executive director at NHS Supply Chain. She joins from North Central London (NCL) Integrated Care Board where she held the post of deputy chief clinical officer.

Jacqui Cooper has started a new position as chief nursing information officer at Health Innovation Manchester.

The South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) has appointed Dr John Martin as its interim chief executive. As announced in September, Will Warrender intends to resign as chief executive, after three years at the trust.

John will join SWASFT from the London Ambulance Service (LAS) in December 2023.

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has to announced the appointment of Dr Jason Bincalar as chief digital information officer (CDIO) from Wednesday 3 January 2024.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Professor Laura Serrant OBE as its new trust chair.

A nurse by profession and with strong links to Sheffield, Professor Serrant is currently regional head of nursing for the North East and Yorkshire at NHS England and a professor of nursing at Manchester Metropolitan University, where she was previously head of department.

The Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA) has welcomed a leading NHS chief executive to its board of directors.

Professor Phil Wood, chief executive at The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, attended his first NHSA board meeting on 23 November representing the alliance’s NHS trust members. 

Netcall has appointed hugely experienced CIO John Clarke as head of client solutions. John’s remit is to achieve Netcall’s growth goals in the health sector, and support the NHS’s digital transformation efforts to digitise its processes and improve patient experience.

HealthTrust Europe, a trusted procurement organisation and supply chain partner for healthcare providers, has announced the appointment of Gary Welch as its new chief executive officer. Gary will officially join the business in February 2024.

Thermology Health, the thermal imaging diagnostics company, has announced that Dr Paul Hayes has joined the team as chief medical officer.

Formerly a vascular surgeon at the NHS, with over 20 years of clinical experience, Hayes also has a strong track record in innovation and medical technology. He has undertaken the role of chief and/or principal investigator in over 20 industry-sponsored clinical trials ranging from haemostasis to aortic surgery.

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