Former head of supply chain at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LTH), Ian Britcliffe, has joined Ingenica Solutions as engagement manager.
The move from the NHS to the private sector enables him to replicate the procurement and supply chain success he achieved at the trust for other NHS organisations.
Previously, Britcliffe led a multi-award-winning supply chain strategy at LTH, which saw the trust improve practices and processes to secure substantial efficiency savings through the implementation of innovative technologies.
Britcliffe has more than 30 years experience in NHS procurement and supply chain roles.
As a well-recognised expert in the sector, with strong credentials, he is already helping other NHS trusts transform their procurement and supply chain systems through his new role at Ingenica Solutions.
He is uniquely placed to provide new and existing customers with an indepth analysis of how a full trust rollout programme can work, empathetically working with clients sharing best practice and guiding them through potential challenges.
Nicola Hall, founder and chief operating officer at Ingenica Solutions, said: “Ian is a huge asset to Ingenica Solutions.
“He is able to draw on his award-winning success and first-hand experience of leading a highly-acclaimed project, to ensure other trusts secure supply chain efficiencies.
“He has an impressive track record in delivering successful projects and we couldn’t be more pleased to welcome him to our team.”
Britcliffe added: “Ingenica Solutions is without question regarded as head and shoulders above any other solution provider in the healthcare supply chain, procurement and inventory management landscape.
The team, and the quality of solution is phenomenal, and the difference this technology can make to NHS trust finances is incredible.
“For me it feels like the right time to move to the private sector, to bring a key set of skills to the team, and to contribute further; making a real difference to healthcare efficiencies through my experiences in the NHS.”