Epro has announced the appointment of Dr. Francesca Leithold as its new Chief Operating Officer, responsible for delivery of services across the company’s NHS client base.

The technology company based in Bristol delivers digital healthcare solutions to over 40,000 NHS users across the UK, and this appointment of is a clear demonstration of their growth intentions after in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Francesca Leithold commented: “After over six years at Epro, I have seen first-hand the dedication of everyone here. I’m looking forward to building upon the momentum as we continue to grow and respond to our clients’ COVID-19 and general needs. I believe Epro has one of the best informatic offerings on the market right now. The NHS is a vital part of our society, and now I have more opportunities to support it.”

CEO of Epro, Bob Gilkes, said: “This appointment is one of many in line with our vision to accelerate Epro’s growth, and I could not be more pleased that Francesca has accepted. She has delivered meaningful change throughout her time here, and as we streamline our processes to fast track our outstanding delivery to customers, I know she’ll bring her insight and passion to the role.”

After gaining her PhD in Germany, Francesca has worked in technological innovation and project management and lived across Europe, leading teams and guiding strategy. Her new role at Epro capitalises on this experience, giving her responsibility of overall delivery of infrastructure, deployment, customer support, and project management.

Francesca’s determination to ensure NHS Trusts do not have to rely on paper notes – easily lost, mis-transcribed, forgotten, or simply not available in emergency situations – aligns with Epro’s own vision of an NHS that is digital and mobile first.