Northgate unveils new appointment to strengthen healthcare drive

Northgate Public Services today announces the appointment of Alan Campbell as Head of Screening Solutions as the company spearheads its drive further into the management of health screening programmes as an integral part of its health business growth strategy.

Alan who has over twenty years of experience within the healthcare sector previously with Hays, and latterly with Northgate, will be responsible for the delivery of current services, the development of new programmes, and for extending Northgate’s capability to innovate both at home and internationally.

His appointment builds on the success of Northgate’s management of the world class Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP). This has been running for over five years, has screened nearly three million babies, and identified over 3,000 cases of hearing impairment. Northgate’s contract has recently been extended for a further three years.

The company has also recently completed a successful proof of concept programme for Bloodspot screening, leading to the development of a pilot programme which. if successful, will lead to a national roll-out. Further successes in screening are due to be announced next month.

Ian Blackhurst, Managing Director, Public Safety, Northgate Public Services, said today: “This appointment marks a step change in the development of our healthcare business. The management and successful delivery of high quality, efficient and effective healthcare screening programmes is an integral part of our growth strategy. Alan has already contributed greatly to the success of our strategy. He will play a central role in consolidating and strengthening our work to support healthcare professionals in the future.”

Alan Campbell, Head of Screening Solutions added: “I am delighted by this appointment. I am committed to supporting the health service in its drive for high quality and equitable services for all patients. Northgate has a track record of working collaboratively with healthcare professionals to deliver quality assured systems. Over the next few years we will be using this expertise to deliver further innovations in providing healthcare professionals with the information they need to continuously improve services and health outcomes for patients.”


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Notes to Editors

1. Northgate Public Services is an innovative provider of transformation and improvement services to the public sector. It is committed to high quality public services that place individuals and their communities at their heart. Its knowledge and understanding of people’s needs are core to its business, as too, is its depth and breadth across public services.

2. Northgate’s task is to enhance public value through the intelligent use of people and technology; to understand why and what change is necessary; to provide new thinking leading to improved performance; and to link company rewards with positive outcomes for the communities for whom it works. It supports transformation through sustainable performance partnerships.

3. In the UK, Northgate works with ninety five per cent of local authorities, every police force, and a large number of health organisations, housing associations, utilities and transport companies. Founded in 1969, the company has nearly 8,000 employees.