Award judges

NAPC Awards 2018


Ash Soni OBE, President, Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Ash Soni, OBE, was re-elected as President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in July 2017, having previously held the same position from 2014-2016. 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.

Professor James Kingsland OBE, President, NAPC and GP, North West of England

Professor James Kingsland OBE is the Senior Partner in a general practice in the North West of England. He has extensive experience in general practice, medical education and medical politics. He is President of the NAPC, having previously served as Chair. He is the co-author of the primary care home programme.  James served as a senior GP adviser at the Department of Health twice and was the National Clinical Lead for the implementation programmes for clinical commissioning. He was also the Primary Care Lead on the Department of Health Board of the National Clinical Directors. James has also held advisory positions with National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Monitor. He is a Non-Executive Director of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. In July 2018, he was made an Honorary Professor at the School of Medicine, University of Central Lancashire.

Louise Watson, Managing Director, Buckinghamshire Integrated Care System (ICS) and former Director, New Care Models programme, NHS England

Louise joined the Buckinghamshire Integrated Care System as Managing Director in February 2018.  She is on secondment from NHS England’s national System Transformation Group where she retains an advisory role.  In June 2017, she become the Director of the new care models (vanguard) programme and led the implementation of the new care models outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View until the programme concluded in March 2018. Louise has over 20 years’ experience working in the NHS.  She has held Board level roles spanning both commissioner and provider organisations ranging from Clinical Commissioning Director of a large commissioning organisation, Commercial Director of an acute Foundation Trust to Chief Executive leading an organisation through transition.  Louise has also operated regionally, holding the post of NHS England Regional Operations and Delivery Director for the South of England.

Moira Auchterlonie, Chief Executive Officer, Family Doctor Association

Moira has worked with GP practices at the Family Doctor Association for two decades. She is Vice President (UK) at the European Association of Primary Care Partners and immediate past Vice Chairman of the National Association of Patient Participation Groups. Moira was a judge in the Warwick Business School Healthcare Case Challenge 2018, where she stood out for her person-centred perspective. Her current portfolio includes leadership development at NHS England, BMA Sessional GP Forum, CQC Stakeholder Group and the Practice Management Network. She is also a NAPC Council Member. Moira is a University of St Andrews graduate and holds degrees in economics, law and leadership.

Dr Nav ChanaDirector, NAPC and GP, South West London

Dr Nav Chana is Chair of the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC). He was elected in 2014 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 GP at the Cricket Green Medical Practice in South West London for over 26 years. Previously he was Clinical Adviser for Workforce Redesign for the new care models programme, Director of Education Quality for Health Education South London and Postgraduate Dean for General Practice and Community-Based Education.

Dr Patricia Wilkie, Honorary President and Chairman, National Association for Patient Participation (N.A.P.P.)

Patricia Wilkie is a social scientist and has a particular interest in the patient perspective. She has spent much of her working life as a researcher in academic departments of medicine. Patricia established patient groups in several UK medical royal colleges and was the first lay co-opted member on the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and chairman of its lay committee. She has chaired research ethics committees, has been a lay associate at the General Medical Council, and a former assistant editor of Quality in Primary Care.  She was one of the first of two lay members of the UK Committee on Safety for Medicines and chaired the working group which established patient reporting of adverse drug reactions. She is currently a member of several NHS England committees, a board member of Lab Tests on Line, a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners Heritage Committee and a reader for the Queen’s Anniversary Prizes.