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June and July’s joint edition of Movers and Shakers features appointments across a number of organisations, including Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership, Health Call and PHIN.

Dom Cushnan has started his new role as director of AI, imaging and deployment at the NHS AI Lab for NHS England. Cushnan was previously the digital programme manager at NHSX.

Sarah Boyd left her role as head of digital engagement and transformation at Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership in June 2022.

Lisa Ward has joined Health Call as its chief nursing information officer. Ward has spent 20 years working in the NHS and currently works as associate director of nursing and CNIO at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.

Ward will work with Health Call one day per month in the advisory role, providing clinical leadership and insight into how Health Call can improve services to support patient care and safety.

Ian Dove, managing director at Health Call, said: “We are fortunate and very excited to have Lisa on board. Her passion for nursing and digital transformation is evident, and her insight and clinical perspective will be invaluable to us as a digital health provider.”

System C has appointed a new healthcare managing director, with Guy Lucchi taking on the role. Lucchi previously worked for Health Innovation Manchester and Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, where he held the roles of digital innovation director and chief digital officer respectively.

In his new role Lucchi will lead System C’s healthcare division.

He said: “I’m delighted to be joining System C, and my first programme of work will be leading the development of an innovative design and deployment blueprint for our integrated EPR that will enable Trusts to identify gaps and create a comprehensive, actionable digital transformation roadmap.”

Dr Ian Gargan will be taking over as PHIN’s chief executive from September 2022. Dr Gargan will be joining PHIN from Imagine Healthcare and is both a medical doctor and a qualified psychologist.

The in-coming chief executive said: “I believe passionately in the mission of PHIN to make information available that supports excellent patient care and brings transparency in the marketplace. People considering private healthcare require reliable, objective and independent information to inform their treatment choices.

“I am excited to lead the team at PHIN, to work closely with the PHIN Board and all our stakeholders to complete the mandate set out in the CMA Order.”

Early July saw The Digital Healthcare Council announce Catherine Davies as its new director. Davies has replaced former director, Graham Kendall, who had held the role since 2019.

Davies said: “I am delighted to join the DHC as director and look forward to working with existing and new members, helping to unlock the potential of digital for the benefit of patients, service users and staff.

“This is an exciting time for digital health and social care. The government’s new Plan for Digital Health and Social Care is a welcome signal of ambition, and we look forward to making our contribution to a thriving digital health ecosystem.”

More appointments and departures can be found on Digital Health Intelligence


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