Synovia will provide procurement and clinical advice for NHS Trusts, PFIs and LIFTs.

Architect and project manager Hunter & Partners has set up a new health care consultancy to advice NHS Trusts.

Synovia is lead by ex-NHS chief executives Dr Alan Davidson and Nigel Beverley who have a 25% stake in the company.

The consultancy will offer advice to the NHS and the private and independent healthcare sectors including strategic support, interim management, and business development and capacity advice.

It also offers to provide healthcare planning and business case support for public/private partnerships in healthcare together with support for bidders in public procurement and partnering exercises such as Local Improvement Finance Trusts, independent sector treatment programmes and PFIs.