NHS Supply Chain appoints new London head AKINTUNDE SAWYERR has been appointed Head of Development for the Capital by NHS Supply Chain. He will be responsible for the operational and developmental modernisation of the London health economy, which exceeds £2bn.
London’s 74 Trusts and 31 PCTs represent 40% of NHS expenditure. They are mainly supplied with medical resources by NHS Supply Chain, the DHL company that won a 10-year outsourcing contract for NHS Logistics and NHS PASA in 2006.
On Target author Akin Sawyerr joined NHS Supply Chain as Regional Manager on inception of the contract, responsible for driving the uptake of procurement savings. He has 18 years’ experience in healthcare, sales, management and distribution in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The modernisation of NHS supply systems in London faces logistical challenges such as congestion and outdated hospital buildings. Akin comments that these challenges “require the delivery of a lean, efficient solution to deliver a ‘just in time’ health model across hospitals, impacting positively on the savings target while keeping patients at the heart”.
New UK supremo at Cardinal Health CARDINAL HEALTH, a global provider of healthcare safety and productivity solutions, has appointed Mark Pettitt as Country General Manager for the UK and Ireland.
This appointment reflects the rapid expansion of Cardinal Health. The company manufactures and distributes medical and surgical products, with a focus on making supply chains more efficient and reducing hospital-acquired infections and medication errors. It recently acquired Viasys Healthcare, a manufacturer of high-technology medical devices. After 21 years with Baxter Healthcare, during which he rose from sales representative to head of the company’s Medication Delivery business, Mark Pettitt joined Basingstoke-based Cardinal Health UK as Vice President of Medical Products for the UK, Ireland and the Nordic countries in 2004.
“These are exciting times for Cardinal Health,” Mark said. “Building on the high reputation of our Alaris and Pyxis brands alongside a wide portfolio of other medical, laboratory and surgical products, we’re uniquely placed to respond to the changing needs of those on the front line of healthcare in the UK and Ireland.”
The new three at VMC THE VACANCY MANAGEMENT COMPANY has made three new additions to its team, in line with its continued plans for growth and expansion.
Karen Hunt joins the company’s recruitment department. Karen has over 10 years’ experience in the healthcare industry in both medical information and market research roles, and has previously worked as a recruitment consultant for Ventiv Health. She will be involved in the recruitment of sales and nurse advisor roles, both permanent and contract-based.
Marie Anker joins the project administration team to assist in the running of new projects. Hajnalka Magyar (Hajni) will be helping to co-ordinate recruitment and marketing projects.
Bespak appoints new HR Director BESPAK, A SPECIALIST IN DEVICES for inhaled drug delivery and anaesthesia, has appointed Theresa Hobson-Frohock as Human Resources Director.
Theresa joins Bespak following the creation of her own HR consultancy and a successful role as HR Director at Sony UK Ltd. She has held previous business roles in chemicals and biotechnologies companies.
Mark Throdahl, Chief Executive at Bespak, commented: “Theresa’s wealth of experience, coupled with her dedication to continue to develop the high-performance culture we have created, made her the ideal candidate.”
Theresa said: “I am delighted to be joining Bespak at such an exciting time in the company’s history. I very much look forward to making a positive contribution to the growth of our business through our people strategies.”
North 51 widens its compass HEALTHCARE RECRUITMENT SPECIALIST north 51 has appointed Hakeem Adebiyi as Commercial Director, responsible for new business development and the integrated marketing of three divisions.
Hakeem has over 11 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently as Sales Director at Trinity-Chiesi. He has also held management roles with Innovex and Ashfield. He brings to the role an expertise in sales force effectiveness, managing sales teams and launching products.
“I’m extremely excited,” Hakeem said, “as the products that North 51 have to offer the industry are quite unique. Our Total Resourcing, Performance Excellence and e-Business divisions mean that we deliver complete sales force effectiveness solutions for companies. At the moment, most people know us for our first-class recruitment service; it is my job to ensure that we make an impact with our other first-class service offerings.”
Paul Dermody, Joint MD of north 51, said: “We are extremely pleased that north 51 has been able to secure the services of such a high-calibre Commercial Director. Hakeem has such a breath of experience and is so enthusiastic and dynamic, he will provide great service and support to all our client companies.”
Xograph creates new sales role UK MEDICAL IMAGING company Xograph Healthcare has appointed Paul Andrews in a new role as Business Development Manager to spearhead the company’s expansion.
Xograph is the leading supplier of direct digital radiography solutions in the UK. Paul will develop new opportunities and strategically expand Xograph’s product portfolio, as well as leading the team of regional Territory Managers.
Paul was previously Sales & Marketing Director for Spacelabs Healthcare, based in Hertford. His career has included the sales strategy and service management of healthcare products in areas such as diagnostic systems, anaesthesia ventilators and patient monitoring systems.
Peter Staff, Managing Director of Xograph Healthcare, said: “Paul Andrews is a valuable addition to the team. His experience and vision will greatly assist in building on Xograph’s enviable reputation for innovative products and high-quality after-sales support.”
STAR Medical enter the Dragon – and win HEALTHCARE RECRUITMENT COMPANY STAR Medical provided the winning team in the Dragon Boat Race in Bath, raising funds for the Anthony Nolan Trust.
The STAR Medical team overcame severe weather conditions to win the race and raise over £750 in sponsorship.
They send a big ‘Thank you’ to all those who sponsored them and came to support them on the day!
The Anthony Nolan Trust supports research and treatment to combat leukaemia.
Prosurgics appoints Paul Moraviec as CEO UK SURGICAL ROBOTICS company Prosurgics has appointed Paul Moraviec as CEO.
Paul Moraviec joins Prosurgics from Abbott Laboratories, where he was Vice President, International Commercial Operations for the Abbott Diabetes Care Division. Prior to that he was CEO of IIT Ltd, a UK start-up that commercialised an innovative glucose monitoring technology.
Based at High Wycombe, Prosurgics is the world’s leading supplier of image-guided surgical robots. Kevin D’Silva, Chairman of Prosurgics, said: “Paul has an outstanding track record within the global medical device market. His ability to drive businesses into leading competitive positions in the medical device industry is unquestionable.”
Paul said: “I am excited to be joining Prosurgics at this pivotal stage in its development. It is clear that surgical robots are rapidly becoming accepted in the operating room by surgeons. Prosurgics is extremely well placed to become one of leading players in what is widely expected to be the ‘next big wave’ in medical devices.”