Dr Johnny Marshall OBE, President, NAPC
Johnny is a GP at Westongrove Primary Care Home and a highly experienced NHS leader. During his career, Johnny has built a reputation as a trusted leader and advisor, providing valued vision and insight on health and care policy on behalf of NHS membership organisations. Johnny has established effective partnerships at board level between NHS membership organisations and key partners including national NHS bodies, local government and professional representative groups. Johnny remains passionate about adopting a population health perspective across health and care and developing sustainable support for individuals and communities, particularly through NAPC’s primary care home model. His previous roles include NAPC Chair and Director of Policy at NHS Confederation.
Sally Kitt, Chief Operating Officer, NAPC
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.
Vikki Beddow, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Organisational Development, NAPC
Jag Mundra, Population Health Lead, NAPC
Dr Nina Pearson, GP Lead for Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care System
Dr Pearson has been a partner at Lea Vale Medical Group since 2006. She trained at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and completed her GP training in Harrogate. She worked as a GP in Bradford before joining the Lea Vale practice in 2003. She is the Clinical Leader of Luton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) overseeing governance, organisational development and clinical leadership. Dr Pearson also chairs the Luton CCG board and the Transformation Board.
Janet Thornley, GPN Strategic Lead, BLMK ICS
Janet is the GPN Strategic Lead for BLMK ICS raising the profile of practice nurses and encouraging leadership roles. Janet works closely with GPNs and the Workforce Programme Lead looking at new opportunities for nurses. She is involved in the development and introduction of New to Practice Programmes for GPNs and retention and development programmes for more experienced GPNs. The opportunities available to nurses with the emerging Primary Care Networks are very exciting. Janet continues to work clinically as ACP in general practice in Milton Keynes. As part of her MSC, Janet gained a PGCMDE and became a former associate lecturer at Buckinghamshire New University, teaching practice nurse skills and remains involved in education being responsible for Pre- registration nurses and hospital Drs on rotation in her practice. An active member of her PCN steering committee, Janet is passionate about collaborative working and thinking creatively about patient led care.
Caroline Rollings, Non-Executive Director, NAPC
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 Lead Nurse for Newport Pagnell Medical Centre’s Integrated Nursing team and following an MBA, 11 years as managing partner developing an innovative practice encompassing GMS/Provider services and a second wave PCH. The practice has been rated as CQC outstanding. Now an NAPC Faculty Member, she is passionate about holistic patient care believing that valuing and supporting colleagues, leadership, and population health provision all play a part in achieving those aims.
Cheryl McKay, Faculty Member, NAPC
A change and transformation specialist possessing extensive experience in leading innovative new programmes and successfully completing turnarounds for struggling organisations. For the last several years, Cheryl has completed a portfolio of projects through her own consultancy to support organisations improve service quality and realise efficiencies to meet and exceed demanding targets. In order to drive transformational change, Cheryl utilises her excellent skills in strategic development, stakeholder engagement, negotiation and developing people and teams, including through one-to-one coaching and mentoring. Cheryl is able to bring these abilities to organisations seeking to overcome structural, strategic and regulatory barriers to success. Cheryl is an NLP practitioner.
Emma Thompson, Lead Nurse, Primary Care South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Workforce & Training Hub
Emma works as the Lead Nurse at the South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Primary Care Workforce & Training Hub. She leads on various workforce initiatives including the General Practice Nurse Vocational Training Scheme which has recently been shortlisted for the Preceptorship of the Year Award at the Nursing Times Workforce Summit Awards 2021. Emma has over 25 years of nursing experience ranging from Intensive Care to Practice Nursing and working as a Primary Care Development Nurse at Sheffield CCG. She is passionate about supporting and developing nurses, and chairs the PCRS South Yorkshire Respiratory Interest Group, hosting well attended educational sessions for health care professionals across the region. During the pandemic Emma developed and led the Nurse Ambassador Programme – an innovative leadership course for experienced practice nurses. Emma is currently seconded to work for the CARE programme.
Lauren Yearley, CARE Project Manager, NAPC
Lauren has a proven track record in both communications and project management and is accustomed to working in challenging and fast-paced environments. Prior to joining NAPC, Lauren worked within the event industry, focusing on delivering large-scale global events to several fortune 500 companies in the Pharmaceutical, Banking and Consulting industries. During this time, she was responsible for managing a large team, developing strong client relationships, and exploring new business opportunities through the marketing and upselling of services. Lauren now manages several projects within the NAPC, with a focus on supporting the work of both the CARE and Digital programmes from a project management and communications perspective.
Amrat Halai, CARE Programme Coordinator & Programme Support, NAPC
Prior to joining NAPC Amrat worked in the Event’s industry for nearly 20 years, working with well know global Pharmaceutical, Banking and Consulting companies to deliver large events globally. Balancing multiple tasks within deadline-driven environments while providing top-level time management and communication skills. Amrat developed strong relationships with her clients and stakeholders, also supporting a team of 12 with day-to-day challenges, in addition to training and mentoring junior administrative personnel, delegating tasks, evaluating performances, and supervising staff through day-to-day tasks and special projects.
Jen Charlewood, Senior Professional Manager, Professional and System Development, Regional Nursing Directorate (South West)
Jen Charlewood is a registered adult trained nurse who has spent most of her nursing career in primary care, starting as a practice nurse. She is credentialled as an Advanced Level Nurse Practitioner, with experience in Out of Hours work as well as general practice. She has a special interest in diabetes and is also a Queen’s Nurse for her work in primary care. Jen has been passionate about working in primary care and advanced practice for many years. She currently chairs the RCN Advanced Nurse Practitioner Forum Steering Committee and spent three years representing practice nurses in the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group. Currently Jen works for NHS England South West, representing nurses working in general practice and the community. She still does locum work as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner.