NAPC coaching services

NAPC coaching services

NAPC has launched a coaching service to support colleagues to improve their personal effectiveness, career progression and wellness within the workplace

Our coaching is for colleagues and teams at all levels of seniority across healthcare, offering expert guidance and support on working through barriers to personal or team progression and exploring opportunities for growth.

Our qualified and highly experienced coaches can deliver developmental coaching as well as cover a range of specialisms from neighbourhood care development to digital leadership. They will support you to develop strategies and practical steps to help you meet challenges and reach your full potential.

Our coaches have worked closely with NAPC leading the development of neighbourhood care, population health improvement and integrated working over many years. They have worked directly on our programmes, which now cover every integrated care system in the country, to support and empower health and care staff to lead and pioneer change, foster innovation and enable new ways of working to deliver integrated care.

Coaching is available to colleagues at all levels across primary care and the wider health system, from system and trust executive level to members of frontline clinical teams.

Our coaching support is confidential and you will have the opportunity to work closely with your coach to develop your progression plan – all support is bespoke to your needs.

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Introducing some of our coaches

Cheryl McKay, Faculty Member, NAPC


Cheryl has a professional background as a Paediatric Nurse and Health Visitor.  Cheryl has 30 plus years’ experience in bringing about change & transformation across public, private and non-profit sectors. Cheryl can provide bespoke solutions to the most complex and difficult challenges.

Cheryl leads clients carefully and sympathetically through change, using her vast experience and flair for innovation alongside her excellent people skills to achieve lasting results.  Cheryl has the ability of being able to provide objective challenge, make time to listen and yet successfully support those who initially struggle to see the bigger picture.

Cheryl’s interests are in change, leadership, quality improvement and people development. Cheryl has an MBA from Manchester Business School, is an MBTI and NLP Practitioner and an executive coach.


Dr Julia Sutton-McGough, Faculty Member, NAPC

Julia has an established record of leading and delivering strategic projects in the pharmaceutical industry, charity sector, business sector and the NHS. She was an executive board member in the charity sector and a non-executive director for a mental health and learning disability NHS foundation trust. Julia’s work across primary care networks and integrated care systems includes facilitation of strategy workshops, coaching, organisational, team and leadership development, quality improvement and service re-design.

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 Anna has worked independently of Government with high profile clients such as McKinsey and Co to support the transformation of primary and community care across Wiltshire, as a senior project manager for the Patients Association, as well as being a member of the National Association of Primary Care Faculty, leading work on the implementation of digital technology across North West London​ and more recently supporting the delivery of the national ICS PHM and Place Development Programme. Anna has a proven track record of evidence-based policy development, analysis and delivery in fast paced, high profile environments within DHSC; including white papers, Ministerial briefing and Parliamentary business, Prime Ministers’ Challenges and NHS CE strategic reviews. She has policy experience of leading work in the fields of dementia, innovation, health and social care regulation, competition and healthcare reconfiguration. A specialist in communications, engagement and stakeholder management, Anna has worked directly many influential and eminent figures in health and social care including Lord Darzi on the ‘NHS Next Stage Review’ which culminated in the publication of ‘High Quality Care for All’.

Liz Howarth, CARE Programme Lead, NAPC

Liz has over 25 years of health and social sector experience in both the public and the private organisations, including positions at board level. Liz has in-depth experience and leadership of working across organisations and systems having led many large -scale transformation and integration programmes with multidisciplinary teams in the UK and abroad, at national, regional and local levels. Liz is a Blackbelt in Lean Six Sigma, is a qualified executive and NLP coach, has led organisational team development programmes and strategy development working with a wide range of stakeholders including clinicians, politicians and local citizens.

Joanna Fox, Faculty Member, NAPC

Joanna brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from a business, strategic and project management perspective. She has more than a decade of insight into healthcare, and this has spanned working within and alongside many industry stakeholders from community service providers such as Diabetes, GP practice mergers, bid writing for practice acquisition, premises rebuilds, forming and developing PCNs such as project managing the rapid response to Covid-19. Joanna understands the intricacies of clinical systems, electronic medical records, electronic prescribing service from workflow through to data security and has a vast knowledge of wider technologies being utilised in the healthcare system, as well as many years project managing the implementation of such technologies into primary care. Joanna has been instrumental NAPC’s work to support the development and implementation of long-term condition management tools supporting primary care to achieve digitally enabled care models through a holistically agnostic approach to transformation.

David Relph, Consultant and Coach

David has multi-sector leadership experience spanning the military, environmental and health sectors. After leaving the military he worked at the Carbon Trust on UK government policy on the development of low carbon technology, before joining the NHS in 2012. Working initially as Head of Strategy and Business Planning at University Hospitals Bristol, he became Director of Bristol Health Partners in 2014.  He served in the role until 2018, leading a city-wide collaborative partnership.  David also worked with the Mayor of Bristol to develop the City Office and the One City Plan, bringing a wide range of organisations and communities together at place level to address city wide challenges in both the health and non health sectors. He was awarded an Honorary Degree by the University of the West of England in 2016 for his work on leadership in Bristol. Since 2018 he has worked as an independent consultant and coach, focussing on system leadership and collaboration. He works in the health, local government and environmental sectors.