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Silchester Associates gain new team member

HEALTHCARE RECRUITMENT COMPANY Silchester Associates Ltd has recruited Lisa Nicholson to its team. Lisa will be heading up the new satellite office in Birmingham, and will be handling both UK and international projects.

Lisa initially trained as a nurse; she has 15 years’ experience of medical sales and medical recruitment within multiple clinical sectors. This complements the team’s already diverse coverage of clinical and technical healthcare specialities.

Silchester Associates has been based in Reading since 1999. The business expanded in 2004 with the introduction of the International and EMEA Division. Lisa said: “I am really delighted to be joining such an established and well-regarded agency, and I’m very much looking forward to working within the international sector as well as the UK market.”

To contact Lisa, call 07920 112182, e-mail lisa@silchesterassociates. co.uk or call the head office on 01189 635835.

SSC appoints new Recruitment Manager

  SSC, a recruiter of healthcare sales and marketing professionals, has appointed Richard Geddis as Recruitment Manager for the UK. Richard will be responsible for managing the UK recruitment team, and for business development.

Richard joins from the Lifescan division of Johnson & Johnson, where he was Training & Development Manager following two years as Regional Business Manager. Prior to that, he was employed by SSC in a recruitment and management role. Richard said: “I’m delighted to be back at SSC. This is a much-changed company to the one I left four years ago. The acquisition by IHS means we can now offer a truly national service across the three offices and a wider service offering.”

Graham Hawthorn, Director at SSC & HIS, commented: “Getting Richard on board to lead the SSC team is a real coup for the company. He brings an unrivalled package of recruitment expertise and healthcare management experience.”

To contact Richard, call 020 7242 4266 or e-mail Richard@scientificstaff.com.

Oberoi recruits manager from PCT

OBEROI CONSULTING, a provider of dedicated IT solutions to healthcare, has appointed David Chan as Regional Account Manager for North London and the South-East. Over the last year, Oberoi’s service portfolio has expanded rapidly to match the changing NHS agenda. In addition to clinical audits, Oberoi now provides speaker meetings, practice accounting software training, business planning for practice takeovers and service redesign, training on the NHS agenda for the pharma industry and software extraction tools.

New Regional Account Managers are put through rigorous assessment centres to ensure that they are able to deliver Oberoi’s solutions. David Chan’s previous experience with Bexley Care Trust as an Improvement Foundation Lead in chronic disease management is one aspect of the skills and expertise he brings to his challenging new role with Oberoi.

UK Product Sales Manager appointed by Parafricta

  Parafricta has appointed Ann Hales as UK Product Sales Manager to drive the launch of its range of low-friction garments and bedclothes. The Parafricta range is designed to help prevent the development of pressure ulcers in bed-ridden patients or patients with compromised skin.

Ann has worked in the woundcare industry for several years, including roles with Huntleigh-Healthcare (as a Product Specialist in its IPC Therapy team) and Johnson & Johnson (in its Advanced Woundcare Team).

“I am very excited to join Parafricta at this time,” Ann Hales said. “I look forward to driving the launch of these exciting products and establishing their place within the pressure sore relieving range of products available within both the UK and Europe.”

To contact Ann, call 07918 665161 or e-mail ann.hales@parafricta.com.

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