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Paul worked for 8 years in practice management prior to taking over as Chief Exec of the IHM. He set up a GP Provider Company and a Super Partnership, and has previous experience in both the voluntary and private sectors.
Mairead RochePMA Advisory Panel Member
Mairead originally trained and worked as a nurse (RGN) and has been working as a Practice Manager for over 20 years. As well as managing a busy inner London Practice, she is a trained teacher and works for Camden CCG as their Non-Clinical Staff Training Lead. She has designed and delivered a full training programme to cover all CQC and Contractual Requirements. Recently, and in response to the new roles outlined in the GPFV, I have designed and delivered training to help develop the role of the non-clinician. Mairead is also a trainer for the RCGP and teaches adult students working towards The City and Guilds Certificate in Medical Administration.
Martin WallsPMA Advisory Panel Member
Martin has been involved in the redesign of primary care / general practice for last 6 years. Martin is a Director within a large GP Federation in the Lancashire area where he provides support around business development and innovation. He provides a variety of services directly to practices. These services range from operational and clinical audits as part of the provision of turnaround services to improve performance. To the provision of direct support to explore, implement and embed practice mergers in line with the working at scale agenda. He also delivers sessions for us around working at scale, mergers, federation creation and development and how the ten high impact changes translate to general practice.
Hayley TomsPMA Advisory Panel Member
Hayley has been qualified as a nurse for 20 years, moved into care home management working for Bupa, Barchester and Sunrise Senior Living. More recently, she worked as Clinical Lead for a group of care homes in Cornwall, with responsibility for clinical standards and compliance, being the Safeguarding Lead for the organisation. She is now a Freelance Trainer and Consultant within the health and social care arena and works as an Associate Lecturer with Plymouth University. Recently, Hayley left the Care Quality Commission having been a Specialist Advisor for two years.
Steve Doyle PMA Advisory Panel Member
Steve has been a GP for 30 years in a deprived, urban, multi-cultural practice where he is an experienced GP Trainer and has also mentored Nurse Practitioners and other health care professionals. He was a founder board member of the Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale GP Federation – ‘Rochdale Health Alliance.’ A Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners, he is current respiratory lead for the Alliance.
Sarah DoylePMA Advisory Panel Member
Sarah graduated with a master’s in history from Cambridge University and subsequently was employed by a number of multi-national organisations in HR and Training roles. She has also worked for several years in Further Education with a special interest in e-learning. More recently she was responsible for delivering the Service Level Agreement for education and training in a newly established GP Federation.
Claire Nithiananthan PMA Advisory Panel Member
Claire started her career in the dental sector in 2007 when she started working as a dental nurse in the Midlands, completing a dental nursing apprenticeship alongside this. In 2009 Claire secured a position teaching and assessing dental nurses, completing the A1 and PTLLS qualifications whilst in the role. She relocated to the North East in 2010 and started a similar role working at a smaller training provider, then progressed to complete the internal quality assurance and customer service qualifications. Then at the end of 2013, Claire went back to work in general dental practice, starting as a dental nurse and then was promoted to management in 2014. She also completed a management qualification and has worked in local schools to deliver oral health messages. Claire is currently working as an independent end point assessor for the dental nursing apprenticeship.
Scott McKenziePMA Advisory Panel Member
Scott’s goal is to deliver transformational change in the NHS, working across primary, secondary and community services, to support better integration of services and care closer to home. Scott works with individual General Practices, GP Federations, Super Practices, Community Pharmacy, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Commissioning Support Units, Foundation Trusts, Hospital Trusts, Community Services, Private Providers, numerous Pharmaceutical Companies, Independent Accountancy, Legal and Advisory Associations.
Lyndsey StanleyPMA Advisory Panel Member
Lyndsey is a Clinical Pharmacist and Non-Medical Prescriber who works as a Joint Clinical Lead for the NHS delivering a community led anticoagulation service. Lyndsey manages a team of 25, comprising of clinical nurse specialists, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and admin staff, who have in excess of 84,000 patient contacts per annum. Lyndsey’s experience of primary care also extends to 10 years as a Senior Medicines Management Pharmacist, where she was extensively involved in developing practice prescribing plans, providing audits, medicines optimisation and medication reviews and running clinical education sessions for the multi-disciplinary team.