Diagnostics & Pharmacy - Senior Leadership Team

Andrew joined the NHS as part of the National Graduate Management Scheme in 2006 and has since worked across senior operational, strategic and financial roles in a number of NHS organisations. Andrew has a particular passion for instigating and leading meaningful transformation and improvement, which puts the needs of staff and patients at its core.

One of the key projects of his career was to provide leadership to full business case for the Major Trauma/High Acuity Centre at the Salford Royal site, which successfully secured the national funding required for the building.

Andrew graduated from Cardiff University with a BSc(Hons) in economics and is an associate member of the Chartered Institute for Management Accountants.

He was appointed into the role of diagnostics and pharmacy managing director of operations in June 2020 and believes there's a huge amount of exciting opportunities ahead for diagnostics and pharmacy, both within and outside of the NCA.

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Lindsay has been in post since July 2020 and was previously director of pharmacy at Salford Royal for seven years. She leads the integrated team of clinical pharmacists working across Salford and has been instrumental in the development of the team. This includes pharmacist and pharmacy technicians working across the hospital, community, care homes and GP practices.

Previously Lindsay led the clinical pharmacy team at Salford Royal for 10 years while being the lead intestinal failure specialist pharmacist on the national intestinal failure unit at Salford. During this time, she worked one day at week at the University of Manchester as a module leader on the postgraduate clinical pharmacy diploma.

She's published articles on medicine use within intestinal failure in several journals and has written book chapters on the subject. She's also presented on the subject at local, national and international conferences in her role as an expert intestinal failure pharmacist.

Lindsay is an active member of the Greater Manchester Hospital Pharmacy Transformation Collaborative  and leads on the digital medicines and automation workstream for them. Through this group, Lindsay is developing the Greater Manchester Central Pharmacy Store and introducing a secure electronic e-referral system across Greater Manchester for pharmacy staff to share medication information as patients move between different locations and services. As this system includes GP practice pharmacists, it's the first of its kind.

Lindsay has been the clinical lead for the medicines management schemes within the Salford Global Digital Exemplar project (digital transformation), introducing a number of innovative systems such as the PillTime robot and the electronic adverse drug reporting with the electronic patient record.

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I started nursing in August 1990, worked in varying roles and enjoyed every one. Starting in Liverpool on a vascular surgical ward, moving in to intensive care medicine, firstly in Leicester then moved to MFT, where I continued my Intensive Care journey for 10 years. I ran a nurse led follow up clinic and subsequently lead on a variety of projects project within Childrens and Maternity services, lead on a large IT implementation project and developed an Acute Care Team, supporting staff caring for acutely unwell patients.

I then moved into more operational roles and have worked across all divisions from Surgery, then moving to Stockport where I supported A and E and Medicine as Divisional Director of Nursing. My move to the Northern Care Alliance started in Salford supporting the hardworking teams of Tertiary Medicine. I now have the exciting opportunity to work as  Director of Quality and Safety for Diagnostic and Pharmacy (D&P) within the Northern Care Alliance. I will be utilising the skills I have developed over the years, whilst developing many more including broadening by knowledge base of all things D&P. I have a strong belief in compassionate leadership with the ethos that happy and contented staff, results in a safe and positive experience for our patients. 

Learning about the D&P services has been fascinating, interesting and inspiring, and I am very much looking forward to learning more and meeting the teams. I have an open door policy (virtually or actual), and I am always eager to hear from staff and the great work they are doing, or ideas on how to improve. I will be supporting the quality improvement journey within D&P as well as working with the teams to ensure a robust governance structure, with safe and positive patient journeys. 

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Kate joined the NHS in 2001 and has worked in a wide range of NHS organisations during her career, including commissioning and provider organisations within both mental and physical health sectors. More recently Kate has provided Strategic financial leadership across GM at scale and as part of the Oldham Locality system. Kate is passionate about providing strategic financial advice to develop high quality, sustainable services that maximise value for money while improving outcomes for patients.

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Liz joined Salford Royal in 2003 and has gained a great deal of operational and strategic experience as a HR professional throughout this time. She's led on a number of major change initiatives and provides professional advice and support on employment matters.

Liz is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and graduated from Liverpool University with a BA (Hons) in English, before achieving a Masters in human resource management from Manchester Metropolitan University.

She's committed to improving staff experience and ensuring the Care Organisation receives a high quality HR service in order to support the delivery of patient care.

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