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New Clinical Executive Director Appointed

30 November 2023

NHS Supply Chain is pleased to announce that Michelle Johnson has been appointed as Clinical Executive Director and will be joining the organisation on 4 December 2023.

Michelle joins NHS Supply Chain from North Central London (NCL) Integrated Care Board where she held the post of Deputy Chief Clinical Officer. She has worked within the NHS as a registered adult and child nurse for over 38 years and has held senior operational management and nurse leadership posts in hospital, mental health, and community health services mostly across north London.

Recent previous posts include Chief Nurse and Director of Allied Health Professionals at Whittington Health NHS Trust, Chief Nurse at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust and Director of Nursing for Children & Young People at Barts Health NHS Trust. She is a Queen’s Nurse, has a MSc Child Health and has been a Florence Nightingale Children and Young People’s Leadership Scholar. She is a Trustee and vice chair for Roald Dahl Marvellous Children’s Charity.

I am delighted that Michelle is joining us, and I am looking forward to working with her. Her clinical leadership and expertise will strengthen our ambition to provide greater value to our NHS partners as we take forward our vision and strategy.

Andrew New, CEO

I am looking forward to providing clinical leadership into the strategic thinking and decision-making processes of the Executive Team. I am excited to help to shape the future strategy to ensure that quality and patient safety are at the heart of the organisation.

Michelle Johnson, Clinical Executive Director
Michelle Johnson, Clinical Executive Director

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Notes to editors

All information in this press release is correct at the time of going to press.

About NHS Supply Chain

NHS Supply Chain is part of the NHS family and manage the sourcing, delivery and supply of healthcare products, services and food for NHS trusts and healthcare organisations across England and Wales.

We manage more than 8 million orders per year across more than 129,000 order points and over 16,000 locations. We deliver over 35 million lines of picked goods to the NHS annually and our systems consolidate orders from over 1100 suppliers. This enables us to bring value to our NHS partners, helping them save time and money in removing duplication of overlapping contracts.

NHS Supply Chain aims to leverage the collective buying power of the NHS to drive savings and provide a standardised range of clinically assured, quality products at the best value.

NHS Supply Chain is committed to enabling the NHS to deliver safe and excellent patient care.

Supply Chain Coordination Ltd (SCCL) is the company at the heart of NHS Supply Chain. It provides oversight and operational management for NHS Supply Chain and its service providers. 

SCCL is the legal entity through which NHS Supply Chain undertakes its procurement services and transacts with customers and suppliers.

Whilst its shares are owned by NHS England, SCCL is a separate organisation.