The IMC Group Board of Directors are delighted to announce that following a thorough search and selection process and in-depth rounds of Board presentations and discussions we are delighted to announce the appointment of Greg Clarke as the new Chief Executive for IMC Healthcare Services. Greg is also appointed as Director of our highly successful locum business (IMC Locums) and will join us as a welcomed addition to the IMC Group Board of Directors.
Greg has worked within the UK’s Public and Independent healthcare sectors for 30 years, leading and advising many eminent teams of healthcare professionals. Greg’s expert knowledge of both the UK healthcare arena and his undoubtable organisational and leadership skills made him the ideal person to lead our business into what is a very exciting and ambitious 5-year growth plan.
The Board were particularly impressed with Greg’s proposal and demonstration of how to grow the overall business, whilst simultaneously developing our employees’ skill-sets and overall career development. This, in addition to offering our existing NHS partners an improved service offering with a multitude of options, we feel will place us as the most suitable partner to assist the NHS with their elective care challenges.
Commenting on his new role Greg said:
“I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to lead such an innovative and solution-focused company. During the selection process there was a point where it became obvious that my own aspirations for what a clinical insourcing provider could achieve for its NHS partners, and subsequently the patients, were mirrored by the Board. I have already outlined and agreed a first-wave of Senior Leadership appointments to ensure we reach our goals. This will be followed with a second-wave of appointments across the organisation to join our existing brilliant, hardworking staff to form a fully-inclusive, integrated team”.
In line with Greg’s appointment as our new CEO and his desire to construct an enviable Leadership Team, we are delighted to also announce that we have appointed Mark Cheetham as our new Chief Medical Officer. Mark is one of the UK’s most eminent consultant general and colorectal surgeons and is currently serving as National Clinical Lead for General Surgery at Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT). As well as his obvious medical acumen, Mark has experience of reconfiguration of healthcare including the development of clinical models, public and patient involvement, business case development, public consultation, and involvement with the Independent Reconfiguration Panel.
Mark will bring expertise across the business and will be instrumental in ensuring that everything we do is regulated to the highest standard, that all staff have the opportunity to increase their medical knowledge, and ultimately ensure that from the Board down we are always putting the patient at the centre of everything we do.
Commentating on his new role Mark said:
“I am delighted to start working with IMC Healthcare Services. Greg and I will be working closely together to provide a high quality and ethical insourcing solution to the NHS. Beyond insourcing we will be working closely with healthcare providers to help them interpret their elective care data and processes with a view to long term service transformation “.