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Northgate strengthens innovation with new appointment

Northgate Public Services today announces the appointment of Andy Goldberg as a consultant to its health and social care business as the organisation continues its campaign to place innovation at the heart of public service delivery.

Andy is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and also the founder of the medical innovation organisation Medical Futures. Through this, Andy has helped inventors and entrepreneurs turn their ideas into businesses and has also set up an award to recognise innovation in the market.

At a time when innovation is key to delivering better healthcare for less, Andy will advise Northgate on how best to bring innovation to the health and social care market, delivering benefits for both patients and staff.

The appointment is further evidence of Northgate’s commitment to supporting its public sector partners to innovate and develop new ideas which respond to current and future challenges.

Ian Blackhurst, Managing Director of Public Safety for Northgate Public Services, said today: “We are delighted to have Andy on board. Innovation is key to improving the quality of care and services that citizens receive. Andy’s experience will be vital in developing our health and social care business further, helping us to turn outcomes into realities and delivering positive outcomes for our clients.

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For more information:

Fellows’ Associates
Kathy Sutton 020 7324 6221; 07966 890401
Danny Calogero 020 7324 6223; 07534 189235
Hannah Smith 020 7324 6222; 07949 421356

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 more than 12,000 employees.