Wilmington Healthcare - the company that incorporates HSJ, Interactive Medica and OnMedica - has made two new appointments; Roger Tomlins and Sarah Shield as senior consultants.

In their new roles, Roger and Sarah will help healthcare business leaders to better understand the NHS’s evolving needs and work in strategic partnership with it, as it continues to implement the Long-Term Plan and the delivery of sustainable, high value healthcare.

Sarah has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 14 years and has wide experience of providing consultancy on market access, strategic partnerships, clinical policy development and government affairs. Roger has worked in healthcare for over 16 years, in both the pharmaceutical industry and the NHS. He has joined Wilmington Healthcare from Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he was senior regional access manager and led new customer-focused initiatives for the company in cardiology and oncology.

Gareth Thomas, managing director of Wilmington Healthcare, said: “Having worked in diverse roles within the healthcare sector, Roger and Sarah bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their new posts.

“They are perfectly placed to help our clients keep pace with the scale and speed of change within the NHS and create compelling propositions. They will be a great asset to our consultancy team, and we’re delighted to be working with them."