Channel 3 names Andy Haywood as Managing Consultant

07 September 2022 2 min. read
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As Channel 3 Consulting expands its digitally enabled transformation services to the public sector, it has added Managing Consultant Andy Haywood to its ranks. He arrives having spent the last five years helping the NHS to digitalise.

John Howard, CEO at Channel 3, commented, “Andy knows better than most the day-to-day challenges that face anyone trying to implement digital change. He also knows – and can articulate – the huge opportunities and benefits to be gained. We are confident that the insights he brings will enable us to speak with even greater empathy and understanding when we are supporting our health and care clients to do make better use of technology to do great things for their patients, service users and staff.”

Prior to joining Channel 3, Andy Haywood was a board member and chief information officer at the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust (WAST). As the organisation’s first digital executive, he was responsible for the delivery of digitally enabled services to over three million people, including the introduction of a new electronic patient record, the rollout of personal tablets to paramedics, delivery of a new 111 website and improvements to 999, emergency medical and patient transport services.

Andy Haywood, Managing Consulting, Channel3 Consulting

Speaking on his appointment, Haywood said, “I am passionate about delivering meaningful change through technology and am genuinely thrilled to join Channel 3 at a time when the need to digitalise the health and care sector has never been greater. We made huge leaps forward during the pandemic but the crisis is still here. We need to accelerate the rate of change, rather than return to the norms of 2019 and before.

Haywood – who was also previously an officer in the Royal Navy for 12 years – will support Channel 3 as it continues to deliver digitally enabled transformation programmes to the health and social care sectors. The firm helps health and care organisations harness the power of technology to deliver better patient care and outcomes, improve services and operate more efficiently – something which he believes is increasingly important after the advent of Covid-19.

He explained, “Ambulance Services and Emergency Departments are beyond capacity and hospitals are unable to discharge into the community due to challenges in community and social care. [But] technology gives patients the opportunity to own their own care like never before. There are so many opportunities, it can be difficult for an organisation to know where to start, which is why consultancies like Channel 3 are invaluable. By providing impartial and practical advice based on many years’ experience, we are able to help organisations select and implement the most appropriate digital solutions for their particular needs.”