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NHS Supply Chain is pleased to announce that Jonathan Wood, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been appointed as Chair of the North Customer Board for Procurement and Supply.

Jonathan will be joining the national NHS Customer Board for Procurement and Supply chaired by Sir James Mackey on the 21 September 2021 and will be representing the membership of the Northern NHS trusts at these meetings.

The NHS Customer Board for Procurement and Supply aims to influence and lead procurement strategy by engaging with the senior stakeholders who understand the challenges faced by the NHS. Sir James Mackey, the Chief Executive of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, is the Chair of the National Board which oversees four regional boards, North, Midlands, South and London.

Jonathan Wood said: “Having been a member of the Northern Customer Board for the last couple of years I am delighted to be given the opportunity of taking over the reins as Chair of the Board. The Board provides an essential role in the strong and effective partnership working between NHS Supply Chain and its customers. For me it is particularly important to help support an area which culminates in such essential supply to frontline services, with a combined focus on stronger outcomes for our service users, emphasising the importance of social value and delivering ever better value for money.”

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Source: NHS Supply Chain