Dr Minesh Patel, NAPC Chair
Karen Acott, NAPC Non-Executive Director
Julie Bolus, NAPC Non-Executive Director
Ashok ‘Ash’ Soni OBE, NAPC Non-Executive Director
Ash Soni OBE is the Vice President of the International Pharmacy Federation (FIP). He is Assembly and English Pharmacy Board Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and was previously RPS President. He was a board member of Health Education South London from 2013-2015 and as a member of the NHS Future Forum’s clinical advice and leadership work stream, he was tasked with reviewing the Health and Social Care Bill. In the second phase of the Forum, he jointly led the workstream on ‘The NHS’s Role in the Public’s Health’. Ash has been part of an expert advisory board reviewing the NHS constitution. In 2016 he was appointed visiting professor at Huddersfield University.
John Pope CBE, NAPC Chief Executive Officer
Sally Kitt, NAPC Chief Operating Officer
Sally joined the NAPC in 2001 from a multinational IT organisation, looking for a complete change in industry. Her background is administration management and support. Sally’s role as Chief Operating Officer is to ensure the day-to-day running of the organisation supporting and working closely with the Chief Executive Officer, Chair and President. She finds it hugely rewarding to work at the heart of an innovative organisation which is shaping the future of healthcare, influencing policy and connecting professionals across primary care.
Matthew Walker, NAPC Director of Strategy
Prior to joining NAPC Matthew worked for 13 years as a management consultant focused on workforce strategy and planning, primary care estates strategy and investment, and the development of new models of integrated care and quality improvement. During this time he led a multi-year STP wide programme of work supporting investment into primary and community care estates and was deputy director of primary care transformation for one of the most populated STPs in England. Matthew has been involved in the NAPC’s primary care home programme since 2015 supporting its set up, spread and evaluation. He now leads NAPC ‘s strategy and business development operations, and oversees the work of NAPC Digital which supports practical digital innovation in primary and integrated care.
Vikki Beddow, NAPC Director of Strategic Partnerships and Organisational Development
Vikki is trained as a clinical nurse specialising in cancer care and has over 30 years’ healthcare experience spanning the NHS, charity and private sectors, including developing NHS transformation programmes. Vikki is a member of NAPC’s senior leadership team and leads our national and international faculty alongside Dr Nav Chana, which supports the delivery of NAPC’s programmes across England and internationally. Vikki is passionate about improving healthcare from a global perspective, learning from UK and other countries.