Mike Range: Our new Head of Healthcare Projects

Posted on Monday, August 5, 2019 by Venn GroupNo comments


Following our successful bid to be a complete staffing resource supplier on the CCS framework, we have appointed Mike Range as our new Head of Healthcare Projects. This new position within Venn Group underlines our continued commitment to being considered one of the leading suppliers to this sector.

This crucial role will act as a central pillar for all our work in the Healthcare sector across all specialisms and locations, taking a strategic lead to offer a centralised and comprehensive service to all our NHS clients. A role with such responsibility required someone with extensive understanding of the market and our existing reputation within it, so we are pleased to have appointed Mike Range to the post.

Since joining Venn Group almost a decade ago, Mike has immersed himself in the Healthcare sector, having recruited to a variety of areas including IT, Projects, Informatics and Commissioning. He has supported his clients through major change and challenges, for example, during the introduction of the Health & Social Care Act 2012 and more recently the implementation of IR35 in the public sector.

We asked Mike for comment on his new role and what he hopes to achieve, in what is a hugely exciting time for Venn Group’s Healthcare team:

“My initial interest in the NHS goes back a long way. Growing up, both my parents were clinicians and I studied government and healthcare legislation during my time at university, which furthered my understanding of the sector. For these reasons, when I started at Venn Group nearly ten years ago, I was delighted to join the Healthcare division.

I started off focusing on NHS Technology roles within Trusts and PCTs in the South East. However, after the introduction of the Health & Social Care Act I began to look at new Commissioning and Strategy positions within CCGs and CSUs, subsequently becoming a Team Lead covering Commissioning, Project Management, QIPP, Informatics and IT roles. Following a period managing our Informatics and Business Intelligence teams, my promotion to Senior Manager in 2017 saw me develop Venn Group’s NHS IT, Projects and Informatics offering as well as moving towards consultancy-based solutions.

As a national supplier to the NHS, my first task in my new role is to fully review and analyse the excellent pieces of work we are doing in various localities and ensure we maintain and build on the successful delivery of existing work streams, projects and services. My focus will then be ensuring that all key stakeholders in the NHS are aware of our services of both recruitment and consultancy. I have witnessed the tangible and meaningful results that Venn Group Consultancy has been able to deliver in Local Government, and my goal is to replicate that within the NHS.

I am very excited to play such a pivotal role in this new chapter for Venn Group. The NHS is facing unprecedented financial and operational pressures at present, so it is critical that any supplier adds value, engages and contributes to the current NHS transformation programme. I look forward to ensuring that Venn Group continue to do their small part in improving outcomes and patient care.”

If you would like further information on Venn Group’s Healthcare division, then you can reach Mike by emailing mrange@venngroup.com.
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