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Shahzad Ahmad

Shahzad Ahmad

NHS Partnerships Manager

Tell us a bit about yourself and your professional background

I’ve been in the medical and healthcare area for over 10 years, from clinical and research in Haematology to providing private healthcare in London and collaborating with the NHS through the independent sector to deliver elective solutions across England and Wales.

I joined Xyla Elective Care in October 2022. Having worked with NHS Trusts across the breadth of England and Wales to enable the digital transformation of elective care, XEC was a place at the forefront of delivering diverse healthcare offerings not only in the UK but also internationally as a part of the Acacium Group, a significant factor in being able to provide to all clinic specialities.

What specific skills and experience do you bring to the role?

Healthcare has always been a constant for me. The time spent in clinical, operations, business development and marketing across the NHS and independent sector has defined healthcare challenges and the power of people working together to provide transformational care. As we emerge from the pandemic and we adapt to the new norms, working in XEC will allow us to provide innovative solutions to NHS Trusts.

What are your responsibilities?

As part of the fantastic Xyla Elective Care Business Development team, my role is to expand and develop our acute services for Trusts and organisations. Fundamentally understanding their specific requirements and collaboratively designing and delivering insourcing services with colleagues that truly make an impact to patient care.

What does a typical day look like in your role?

My day centres on liaising with Trusts, understanding their pressures and working with colleagues to find solutions and ways of working together, from concept to delivery.

What’s the best thing about being in the XEC team?

The key to any organisation is the people. We have such a talented and experienced team with a collective ambition to deliver the best quality care for patients and the NHS, a fact that has been clear despite having only been at XEC for only 4 months.

What are your aims and ambitions for 2023?

As we enter the post-pandemic era, I am driven in supporting NHS Trusts to deal with their elective recovery and reduce waiting times. Achieving true transformation of how healthcare is provided to patients by giving Trusts a diversity in solutions, allowing the NHS to thrive.

What does the next year hold for XEC? What are you excited about?

As part of the Acacium group, Xyla Elective Care is in a position to provide a width and breadth of solutions, which is only improving with digital transformation and establishing our services in London.