The Business and Operations Team

Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people!- Steve Jobs.


The Business Team are based on the ground floor of Health Academy Centre 2, on the Preston Hospital Site.  The team provides business and administration support for the Trust’s Education Service across both hospital sites  

If you want to know about the team or the educational services provided by the Health Academy then please drop us an e-mail at:


These are just some of the things the team do to support the Health Academy at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals.

  1. Marketing and promotions
  2. Information service for existing and prospective clients
  3. Management of our education centres and bookings click here
  4. High quality customer service and client care
  5. Events management  click here
  6. Education resource procurement
  7. Education commissioning
  8. Business intelligence
  9. Business solutions
  10. Contract management
  11. Information governance and risk management
  12. Business continuity
  13. Education service development
  14. Education Social Media and Public Relations
  15. Health Academy web site management
  16. Accounts Management 

Meet the Team

Susan Maxwell

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Business Service Manager.

Susan’s background is Education Management. Susan moved into the role of Business Services Manager for the Academy in 2014. Her work focuses on marketing the Health Academy’s unique brand of bespoke high quality Health Care Education and Training ensuring this is accessible to all those who work in health care or aspire to do so.

Contact: 01772 524310 /

Soo Wadsworth

soo wadsworth

Business Support Officer. 

Soo is now in her 20th year working for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust working originally as a medical secretary before progressing onto a more business administrative role.  She joined the newly established EBO team in 2014 as the Business  Support Officer.  As part of her role she ensures that divisional policies, contracts, SLA’s, IG register, asset register, risk register and data sharing agreements are compliant, accurate and up to date.

Contact: 01772 524323 /

Joanne Parker

joanne parker

Study Leave Coordinator.

Joanne joined the Trust in 2002 and more recently moved to the Business Team in 2014. Joanne is Study Leave Coordinator for the Trust, providing administrative support to several Specialty Training Programme Directors and Drs in training. Joanne coordinates funding to Nurses/Health Professionals within the Trust applying for Multi Professional Educational Funding and applicants of SAS funding. Joanne coordinates the ‘GP & Hospital Drs Educational Programme’ a series of topical events providing continued professional development. As well as undertaking Business Administration duties and supporting events for the Health Academy. 

Contact: 01772 524834 /


Karen Robinson

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Business Administrator. 

Karen deals with Apprenticeship provider Business monies and supports the Widening Participation team with regards to Apprenticeship funding which the Trust receives. Karen also deals with student tracking/payments relating to the BSc Nursing Adult Programme and supports the Business Team on a daily basis with Event support, updating the Health Academy Website content and equipment ordering for the Education Centres.

Contact: 01772 523245 /

Olivia Dymond

olivia dymond

Business Administrator.

Olivia joined the Trust in 2016 and joined the Business Team in April 2017 as an apprentice. Having now secured a full time postiton, some of her main duties involve inputting and updating of records, stock ordering, processing invoices, handling education monies, answering the telephone, dealing with email and face-to-face enquiries and responding to requests from both members of the Education Department and staff at all levels across the Trust.

Contact: 01772524670 /

Emily Morgan

emily morgan

Web and Social Media Administrator. 

Emily recently joined the team to proactively promote all the fantastic work that the Health Academy does. Emily regularly liaises with the Heads of Departments and their teams to see what events, new programmes or courses are coming up and then create content for the website accordingly. She then pushes this information out via our Facebook & Twitter accounts.  Please do give them a follow using the links below! 

Contact: 01772524683 /

Thavid Tsimboykas

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Business Administration Apprentice.

Thavid recently joined the Trust in August 2018 as an apprentice. His job includes the roles of processing orders for the directorate, unlocking and renewing smartcards for members of staff at Royal Preston Hospital and monitoring finances for numerous budgets within the department.

Contact: 01772421444 /