NHS Shared Business Services opens new Leeds office
07 March 2023
- Offices formally opened on Tuesday 7 March
- Opening also celebrates cohort of internships offered to four young people with learning disabilities, in partnership with the charity DFN project SEARCH
The country's leading provider of corporate services to the NHS, NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), has opened new offices in Leeds's White Rose Business Park.
Designed to provide a flexible and comfortable working environment for 100 people, the office's meeting rooms are named after local people selected by NHS SBS's employees as representing the best of the human spirit. They are:
- Burrow - named after Rob Burrow, the Leeds Rhinos player who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2019. With his family and friends, he now fundraises to support others with the condition.
- Cox - named after the murdered Batley and Spen MP, Jo Cox. The Jo Cox Foundation was set up in her memory to celebrate and support her belief that we have "more in common".
- Tomlinson - named after Jane Tomlinson, the Leeds resident who raised £1.85m for charity by completing a series of athletic challenges, despite suffering from terminal cancer.
Representatives from the Leeds Hospitals Charity (Rob Burrow MND appeal) and the Jo Cox Foundation joined David Edmonds CBE, Chairman of NHS SBS, at the opening.
Stephen Sutcliffe, Director of Finance and Accounting at NHS SBS, said:
"Almost every pound spent by the NHS in England flows through our systems at some point - around £250 billion each year.
"Our new accommodation on the White Rose Business Park means our people can carry out this vital work in a flexible and comfortable environment.
"We are proud to play a part in our local community, so we've welcomed four young people with learning disabilities to the office, where they'll be given the opportunity to develop their employability skills. We are also delighted to support local good causes, including the Rob Burrow appeal and Jo Cox Foundation."