Michael Sobanja who recently stepped down as Chief Executive of the NHS Alliance has joined Medical Management Services (UK) Ltd as a Non Executive Director.

Clive Johnstone, Managing Director of MMS said:

"We are delighted Michael has agreed to join MMS as a Non Executive Director. Michael's wealth of experience in the NHS as a Health Authority Chief Executive, his experience in establishing the NHS Alliance to be at the forefront of Clinical Commissioning representing Clinicians and Managers from CCGs, PCT Clusters and other diverse members to his extensive consultancy work in the Pharma Industry will be an important and timely addition to the MMS team."

Clive continued:

"Michael's expertise will ensure MMS is well placed to further develop market access strategies and partnership working between our pharma clients, the new Clinical Commissioning Groups, providers, regulators and patients. He will strengthen our ability to understand the needs of both our NHS and pharma clients. With the company's renewed emphasis on developing and/or launching bespoke, valued added services and solutions at MMS outcome driven workshops and webcasts we can now effectively demonstrate our clients’ overall return on investment in MMS projects".

While Michael will remain as Policy Director for the NHS Alliance, he said:

"If patients are to derive maximum benefit from medicines and health care, it is vital that the industry and the NHS find ways of working together which give a real health gain and return on investment for both parties. I hope to bring my experience of both sectors to improve yet further the Medical Management Services offering in health. I have a long experience of MMS and look forward to working in a new role in the future."

For further information about MMS value-added services, solutions and workshops where medicine meets management to improve quality, productivity and patient care, please contact Clive Johnstone by email on c.johnstone@medman.co.uk or ring 01225 333711.