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Newcross Healthcare: Suhail Mirza
Healthcare and social care recruitment and services provider Newcross Healthcare has appointed Suhail Mirza as a non-executive director.
Mirza has worked for more than 20 years in the healthcare sector and has experience as co-owner of an adult social care company. He has regularly provided advice and support to various healthcare providers, as well as authoring LaingBuisson’s ‘UK healthcare workforce report’. He is also a former lawyer, published poet, wellness speaker and coach.
Newcross Healthcare’s chief executive Stephen Pattrick, said: “We’re excited to work closer together to break new ground with his unique insight to the sector. Growing and nurturing our healthcare workforce is key to preparing ourselves for what comes next. Suhail has already been a familiar face to our workforce having previously supported us with our wellbeing projects, and as we continue to drive exponential growth, there’s no better time than now to officially invite him onto our mission to deliver the care service that Britain deserves.”
Mirza added: “The healthcare system is facing unprecedented challenges, so this is a crucial time for us to come together and share strategic advice to meet the requirements of the public now and for future generations to come. For years, I’ve been advocating for education that is free at the point of access and can support the growth of our caring workforce. Newcross’s moonshot to be learning partner for life, and to transform the experience of care, is utterly apposite for how we approach future challenges.”
Suhail will also host a podcast series from Newcross, titled ‘Voices of care’. Launching on Tuesday 1 November, the podcast features leaders from across the NHS, private healthcare, and the wider social care community to discuss challenges and solutions available to the sector.
Suhail said: “We don’t have all the answers, but we’re willing to ask the questions – and I think that’s what makes this podcast series such an opportune project. It’s a chance to listen and understand common issues, as well as share the thoughts and successes of those at the forefront of care.”