Ergéa UK announces New Appointments to Enable Transformation and Enhance Patient Care

We are delighted to announce the launch of our dynamic and experienced team, known as the ‘Transformation Team.’ This strategic initiative highlights Ergéa’s rebranding of its MES offering as ‘Transformation Services’.

Unlike traditional MES models, Ergéa’s Transformation Services view technology as a catalyst rather than an end goal. These services support organisations with medical equipment/asset management, build and enabling works, consumables management and support digital transformation having the patient at the centre of everything. We offer the ability to access the latest equipment without initial capital investment across a wide breadth of clinical services including, but not limited to Radiotherapy, Radiology, Cardiology, Endoscopy and Theatres.

The establishment of the Transformation Team further reinforces Ergéa’s commitment to delivering high-quality service and results. This team will engage with hospitals to better understand their current service, challenges and strategic aims to ensure the service offered is tailored to their needs to enhance patient care.

Leading this team as the Transformation Director will be John Wilkinson, who brings a unique leadership perspective from his experience in the NHS, industry and consultancy. John’s career includes notable roles at Siemens Healthineers and GE Healthcare, along with his most recent position as Programme Director for the Strategic Imaging Asset Management (SIAM) Programme at Imperial NHS Trust in London.

This strategic move reflects Ergea’s commitment to innovation, customer satisfaction, and fostering long-term partnerships. We are confident that our newly enhanced capabilities, coupled with John’s expertise, will contribute significantly to provide high-quality services that fit our customer’s needs.

Craig Farrow, Commercial Director

The Transformation Team will be comprised of four senior-level Account Directors, working in tandem with two Transformation Specialists. This includes:

  • Mike Leach, a proven leader with a successful track record in commercial, private & public health sector, managerial, sales & operational roles. He has experience in healthcare consultancy, providing services to the NHS, Medical Device Companies, Private Equity and Managed Service Providers.
  • Jacqui Mcelhinney, a seasoned healthcare professional specialising in strategic partnership management and transformation delivery. Jacqui has driven transformative business outcomes across diverse organisational settings. Her proficiency extends to overseeing large-scale transformations within Acute, Primary, and Cancer NHS hospitals, demonstrating her expertise in navigating complex healthcare environments. Jacqui has demonstrated her abilities in her previous roles as a Director in both private and NHS Oncology clinics.
  • Gayle Merrygold, a Managed Service expert with over 20-years’ experience of developing innovative solutions in Radiology, Cardiology, Endoscopy, Pathology & Point of Care. Gayle has a deep understanding of the technicalities of Managed Service, from finance to operational delivery.
  • Anuj Sharma, a highly experienced senior leader with a track record of commercial success having developed a career in the Pharmaceutical & MedTech industries over the last 20 years. Experienced in consultancy, Anuj has managed a broad array of commercial & operational projects with the ability to work at all levels of complex global organisations. 
  • Sam Strange, a dynamic addition to Ergéa’s Transformation Team, blending a decade of fast paced, high performing military service with 10 years of specialising in bio-medical engineering and endoscopy. He has a deep understanding of the healthcare environment, technical acumen, strategic insight, and operational prowess, positions him as a key driver for Transformation services.
  • David Blackhurst, a professional with a wealth of experience in the field of endoscopy decontamination and infection prevention. With over 22 years working with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in this industry, he has gained valuable insights in senior procurement and supply chain management roles before moving into commercial management.

By establishing the Transformation Team, Ergéa reaffirms its commitment to providing exceptional healthcare services. The team’s collective expertise and patient-centric approach will undoubtedly contribute to strengthening partnerships within the NHS and beyond.

If you want to know more about traditional MES models and Ergéa’s Transformation Offering, download our white paper: