Open Road healthcare head Andrew Hobson leaves for NHS role

Open Road associate director and head of healthcare Andrew Hobson has quit the agency to take up a comms role with NHS South London.

Andrew Hobson: Joined NHS South London
Andrew Hobson: Joined NHS South London

Hobson has joined the South London Commissioning Support Unit (SLCSU), which provides support services to 15 clinical commissioning groups in south London and Surrey, as comms and engagement lead. 

The organisation provides a range of services including financial and information governance, acute contract management and comms.

Hobson joins an expanded comms team of 13 and will report to SLCSU director of comms Oliver Lake.

He will work closely with Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group, which he said has historically had issues with finance.

He joined Open Road as associate director in November 2011, and was previously associate director at Insight Public Affairs, where he specialised in health and social care policy.

Open Road is believed to be in the final stages of recruiting for a replacement. Its healthcare practice is being managed by associate director Emma Hazelhurst and chief executive Graham McMillan in the interim.

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Latest Articles

Careers: Leadership - A route to the boardroom
Sponsored feature

Careers: Leadership - A route to the boardroom

Senior communicators now need the knowledge and ability to take on a more central corporate role.

Max Clifford trial jury retires to consider indecent assault charges

Max Clifford trial jury retires to consider indecent assault charges

The jury in the trial of celebrity publicist Max Clifford has retired to consider verdicts on 11 charges of indecent assault after five weeks of proceedings.

Avoid being caught out on camera

Avoid being caught out on camera

Being caught on camera is a fact of life, so it is vital to ensure that organisations behave in the right way.