I started my NHS career as a Domestic Assistant at a Learning Disabilities Hospital (cleaning toilets!) so I feel I have started from the bottom and done a range of jobs. I have worked as either a Commissioner or Provider of Primary Care in Northern Staffordshire for over 15 years and am absolutely committed to high quality General Practice in the area that I’ve been brought up and live in. I am particularly interested in the ongoing evolution of General Practice and how other services can be integrated into how Primary Care is delivered so that not everything is down to the General Practice to do. This includes Voluntary Sector organisations which are a particular interest of mine. I am also interested in how the use of IT technology and social media can be better utilised in how services are delivered and make service delivery more efficient.
I have recently (November 2017) taken on the permanent post of Federation Manager and will be working with our Board and member Practices to continue to develop the Federation so that it supports the member practices, grows the provision of its services to support Primary Care and is the voice that enables Primary Care to shape how other services work with us in Primary Care for the benefit of our patients.