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Ashok ‘Ash’ Soni OBE
NAPC President

Ash was appointed NAPC President in September 2022. He began his pharmacy career in the heart of the community in London when he opened the first of three pharmacies in 1986. He then went on…

Dr Johnny Marshall OBE
NAPC Council Member

Johnny is highly experienced in supporting change within the NHS, particularly through enabling local professional teams to develop their own solutions. He retired from clinical general practice in 2021 but remains passionate about incorporating a…

Caroline Taylor
NAPC Chair

Caroline was appointed as Chair of NAPC in September 2021.  She is a GP practicing in Calderdale and the Calderdale GP clinical lead for mental health/LD/Autism and children/young people. Caroline believes firmly in the neighbourhood care…

John Pope CBE
NAPC Chief Executive Officer

John has nearly 40 years’ experience in healthcare – his roles have included Finance Director and a decade as an acute trust CEO. He has worked at national level for the Department of Health reviewing…

Dr Nav Chana MBE
NAPC Clinical Director

Dr Nav Chana served as NAPC Chair for four years and has been integral to the development and roll out of more than 200 primary care home (PCH) sites across England. Nav has been a…

Dr Durairaj Jawahar
NAPC Council Member

Dr Durai Raj Jawahar is a long serving member of the NAPC, now awarded life member ship, served as GP for more than 35 years years now retired. He was an Executive Partner of Manor…

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…

Dr Peter Aitken
Chief Medical Officer for Sussex Partnership NHS Trust

Dr Peter Aitken, MB ChB MRCGP FRCPSYCH DCH DRCOG FHEA worked briefly as a GP in South West London before pursuing a career in Psychiatry. He is Chief Medical Officer for Sussex Partnership NHS Trust.…

Dr Peter Patel
NAPC Council Member

Dr Peter Patel is a scientist with 22 years’ experience in biomedical and health care sector, and significant management and leadership experience in academia and industry. Peter joined general practice in 2003 and in 2017…

Professor David Colin-Thomé OBE
Independent Healthcare Consultant

David originated the primary care home concept, having spent 36 years spent as a GP at Castlefields Health Centre in Runcorn, and over nine as National Clinical Director for Primary Care at the Department of…

Professor Joe Harrison
Chief Executive and Trust Director, Milton Keynes University Hospital

Professor Joe Harrison has been an NHS acute hospital chief executive for over ten years. He joined Milton Keynes University Hospital in 2013, transforming its record in quality, performance, and finances. Under his leadership the…

Kay Keane
Practice Business Manager, Alvanley Family Practice

Kay has spent her career in Primary Care, initially working as a Medical Receptionist this opened up her love for general practice. Working across all aspects of Primary Care, Kay ended up at NHSE with…

Larry Koyama
Clinical Lead and Head of FCP Implementation

Larry is a Physiotherapist specialising in Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions and has worked as an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist and clinical lead. He has a range of leadership and improvement skills and experience. He recently completed a…

Dr Joe McGilligan
GP and Local Government Association health and wellbeing champion

Joe qualified in Birmingham in 1990 and has wide medical experience including time as a flying doctor in Australia. He is Senior partner at Greystone House Medical Practice in Redhill, Surrey, and has a special…

Caroline Rollings
Faculty Member and Former Managing Partner

Caroline has worked in primary care for 30 years. As a specialist primary care nurse and psychodynamic counsellor, she developed a successful stress management course reducing GP attendance and prescribing. She spent seven years as…

Dr Pooja Sikka
GP and NAPC Digital Lead

Pooja has had an accomplished 15-year portfolio career in healthcare. She is a practising General Practitioner in London and has previously taken roles in general practice turnaround, NHS commissioning and as a clinical advisor, alongside…

Dr Peter Smith

Dr Peter Smith’s background is in general practice having been a GP for over 30 years in Kingston upon Thames until retiring from full time practice in 2019. He is President of the Self Care…

Matthew Walker
Director of Strategy, NAPC

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…

Joanne Haws
Clinical Director, South Norfolk Healthcare

Joanne Haws is a registered nurse who held a variety of roles within the UK NHS before setting up in business as an independent consultant in 2010. Joanne is the Clinical Director of Learn With…

Sarah Rhodes
Practice & Business Manager, Yorkshire & Humber

Sarah is the co-organiser and chair of the City Practice Managers meetings and is passionate about the Practice Managers role and primary care as a whole. Sarah has over 22 years’ experience in Primary care,…

Nia Boughton
Consultant Nurse - Primary Care, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Nia has always said that Primary Care is in her blood! The Daughter of a Practice Nurse, Nia has over 25 years nursing experience, twelve of which have been at Advanced Practice Level. Holding a…

Dr Emma Woodcock
GP, West Sussex

Dr Emma Woodcock is a part time GP and managing clinical lead for a practice in Horsham, West Sussex, a Clinical Lead for the Social Prescribers and Health and Wellbeing Coach ARRS roles for Horsham…

Jas Bagary
Business Manager/Partner, Wolverhampton

Jas is experienced in General Nursing, Health Sector Management in the NHS and Private Healthcare Sector and Academia. Jas’ role as a Business Manager/Partner in General practice since 2005 is all about the ways of…

Dr Edward Bosonnet
GP, Medefer & NAPC Faculty, Digital Programme

Ed joined Medefer in 2016 bringing his passion for innovation to the team. Ed qualified as a GP in 2002. With experience in leadership roles in the NHS and as a Member of a Clinical…

Dr Tayo Kufeji
GP partner in Milton Keynes, GP lead and clinical director for The Bridge Primary Care Network

Tayo is a GP partner in Milton Keynes, GP lead and clinical director for The Bridge Primary Care Network (PCN), which incorporates Newport Pagnell Medical Centre, Kingfisher Surgery and Brooklands Health Centre. He is a…

Dr Emily Eaton
GP, Westongrove, Bucks

Dr Eaton’s passion for her role as a GP is rooted in her drive to establish a proactive way of working within general practice. Being at the beginning of her career in general practice she…

Anna Shears
Faculty Member, NAPC

Anna Shears has a wealth of health and social care policy experience gained from her 17 years’ working in a variety of senior roles at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). Since 2018…

Moira Auchterlonie
Strategic Health Sector Consultant

With over 25 years working in primary care, Moira has a wealth of experience, knowledge, and common sense on prim ary care strategy and healthcare policy. An asset at strategic board level, combining critical and…

Zulf Ali
Chief Executive, York Medical Group

Zulf Ali is an experienced leader with a passion for business transformation with an emphasis on enabling technology within the public and private sector. Having worked with some of the world’s largest companies, tech start-ups…

Dr Dustyn Saint
GP Partner, Long Stratton Medical Partnership, Norfolk

Dr Dustyn Saint qualified from Leeds Medical School in 2000 and stayed within the Yorkshire region to complete his GP training. Dustyn then worked in the Midlands for 8 years as a GP partner and…

Dr Markus Maiden-Tilsen
CEO, Thanet Health CIC

Born German but adopted by an English father, Dr Maiden-Tilsen always had a special relationship with England. As a medical student he had the opportunity to work in England and discovered a much more down…

Sarah Walker
Operations and Development Manager, Westongrove Partnership, Buckinghamshire

After a career in both retail and facilities management, Sarah has been working in Primary Care for 19 years, all of them at Westongrove Partnership. Sarah says this may seem like a long time with…

Faye Hames
Faculty Member, NAPC

Faye, a Queens nurse with over 30 years NHS experience in several health settings including the Acute, Community, Voluntary, Charity, Commissioning Services and Primary Care. As a commissioner, Faye played a critical role in establishing…

Dr Anup Shah BMBS, MRCOphth, PGCE, FRCGP
Clinical Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital

Dr Anup Shah BMBS, MRCOphth, PGCE, FRCGP has extensive experience of NHS Primary and Secondary care. He has been a Clinical Director of Potters Bar Primary Care Network since the inception of PCNs and during…

Omar Malik
Physiotherapist Neuro Rehab, East London Foundation Trust

Omar has been a physiotherapist working in and around the NHS for over 10 years, including significant time working in the community setting. He graduated in 2011 from Brunel University with an Honours degree in…

Catherine Laverty
Faculty Member, NAPC

Cath qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 1988 and worked in acute mental health services before becoming a Community Psychiatric Nurse in 1990, gaining a Diploma of Higher Education in Community Health. She…

Dr Donal Collins MB BCH DCH DME PGDipENT
Faculty Member, NAPC

Donal has a background in NHS GP experience spanning 27 years, with the latter half of his career spent in senior leadership positions. These roles included Senior Partner in a practice with 16,000 patients, Chairman…

Dr Deb Gompertz
Complex Care Clinical Lead, South Somerset

Deb is a Complex Care GP and Clinical Lead for Complex Care in South Somerset. She helped set up their cross-organisational neighbourhood team from a Vanguard project 7 years ago. Prior to this she worked…

Joanna Fox
Faculty Member, NAPC

Joanna sits within the digital team on NAPC Faculty, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge from an organisational, operational and project management perspective. With a background spanning many sectors from health/fitness and sports, hospitality,…

Emma Bownas
Deputy Director of Improvement for Primary Care, Calderdale

Emma Bownas is an Occupational Therapist with a clinical background in Acute Medicine and Elderly care. She advanced her career to become the Therapy Manager and AHP lead at Bolton Foundation Trust, where she took…

Dr Manir Aslam
GP Partner, Broadway Health Centre

Dr. Manir Aslam is a GP partner at Broadway Health Centre, an inner city GP practice located in Birmingham. In addition to his role at Broadway Health Centre, Dr. Aslam has held significant leadership positions…

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Election Statement from NAPC

Joint Chief Executive Matthew Walker said “We need to see a renewed commitment to improve the health and wellbeing of the nation by genuinely supporting clinicians and citizens to take a more proactive approach. We can make a meaningful impact not in years but in weeks and months. This must be supported by organisations across primary and secondary care, working in partnership to provide services that work for communities.”

NAPC response to Matthew Taylor’s speech at NHS ConfedExpo June 2024

The NAPC has long been championing the need to get serious about prevention, so it was good to hear Matthew Taylor, CEO NHS Confed, agreeing with us that a radical change is needed to “address an NHS stuck in perpetual crisis management”.

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Nikki’s experience of Care Navigation training

Care Navigation training recognises the important role of frontline staff in primary care and supports them to signpost people to the right services, which empowers patients to support their own health and wellbeing and improves access to primary care services.

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My CARE Journey: Participation led to valuable networking and greater job satisfaction

Attending the CARE programme enabled me to build valuable connections with other health professionals, particularly within my sphere of expertise relating to respiratory care in children.  ​

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Personalised care improves diabetes compliance amongst minority ethnic patients​

Diana faced the challenge of low engagement among minority ethnic patients in diabetes management within her practice.