A five-person group including some of the most senior figures in the NHS have set up a management consultancy.
Unique Health Solutions includes NHS Confederation chief executive Mike Farrar and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust chief executive Sir Andrew Cash.
The limited company’s website offers board leadership and organisational development as well as “inquiries and investigations” and “coaching and mentoring”.
Both Mr Farrar and Sir Andrew told HSJ they had no plans to leave their current posts.
In a statement, Sir Andrew said: “My directorship at Unique Healthcare Solutions is an entirely separate role which I undertake in my own time. I have registered the directorship with the trust board as is usual protocol and the role does not and will not impact in any way on my ability to carry out my role as chief executive of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust.”
Mr Farrar told HSJ his role at Unique Healthcare Solutions was like that of a “sleeping director” and that the work he undertook for the company tended to be international, adding “I try and stay away from anything to do with our Confed members.”
Other members include former Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust chief executive Diane Whittingham, former Mersey Care Trust chief executive Alan Yates and transition managing director of Public Health England Anita Marsland.
On his profile on professional networking site LinkedIn, Mr Yates described the consultancy as: “A group of five NHS chief executives with experience of policy, acute, mental health, primary care, social care and community services. We cover commissioning and provision. We can help with most intractable healthcare management problems and specialise in whole systems work.”