Dr Andrew Hilton
Andy is a practising GP Partner at Carterknowle and Dore Medical Practice. With a background in commissioning and pathway redesign he has led a number of citywide service redesigns for Sheffield PCT and subsequent CCG and latterly has concentrated on developing the provider role of GPs at scale, previously as Medical Director of a locality GP provider company and in his current role at PCS.
John Boyington CBE
John spent 42 years working in health services both in the NHS and Civil Service. He originally trained as a nurse in Sheffield where he spent the first 20 years of his career and has held chief executive posts in NHS Trusts and a PCT. John received the CBE in 2007 for leading national prisoner health care reforms and was Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for prisons and public health in Europe. John became Chairman of Bury GP Federation in 2014 and has been a Lay Member and Vice Chair at NHS Sheffield CCG where he also chaired the Primary Care Commissioning Committee. John was appointed Chair of the Primary Care Sheffield Board on 1st May 2017.
Steven is a member of the PCS Executive Team and leads on the delivery of the extended access service. He is also the Programme Director for the Perfect Patient Pathway test bed programme. Originally trained as a Registered Nurse, Steven has held a number of senior operational management and commissioning posts in primary and secondary care.
Chris is a member of the PCS Executive Team and leads on the delivery of CASES. He has an extensive background in service delivery and development, in commissioning, in Local Government and in the NHS. He is a former Managing Partner of Birley Health Centre and is also a founder director of one of Sheffield’s four locality companies, Primary Provider Limited.
Steve is a member of the Executive Team at PCS and is Business Manager of the Clover Group of practices. A former Business Manager at The Mathews Practice, prior to entering primary care Steve was previously commissioned in the Royal Navy working in various areas including NATO’s Maritime Command with additional expertise in HR, Legal Advice, Logistics and Management.
Michele is a member of the Executive Team and Finance Director at PCS. She has extensive experience in finance and commissioning within the NHS with specific experience of primary care premises funding and specialised services. Michele is also finance lead for one of Sheffield’s four locality companies, Primary Provider Limited.
Chris is the Practice Manager at Grenoside Surgery and a member of the PCS Board. He leads on HR matters for PCS and is also a member of one of Sheffield’s four locality companies, the North Provider Company.
Dr Maria Read
Maria is a practising GP at Dovercourt Surgery and a member of the PCS Board. She has many years’ experience in commissioning and has an interest in respiratory services and the care of older people. Maria is also Clinical Lead for the Central Locality.
Kate is a member of the PCS Board and is Business Partner at The Crookes Practice, one of the four satellite units providing extended access to patients through evening and weekend appointments. Having worked within healthcare for 44 years, Kate understands the complex issues faced by practices and aims to be a voice for both practices and patients on the Board, representing the West locality.
Dr Amin Goodarzi
Amin is a practising GP partner at Dykes Hall Medical Centre and member of the PCS Board representing the West locality. He also works with Sheffield CCG as a Macmillan GP, working on the palliative care and cancer portfolio.
Nicola is Practice Manager at Hollies Medical Centre and member of the PCS Board representing the Hallam and South locality. Nicola originally trained as a dispensing optician and managed opticians and pharmacies before joining general practice.
Joe is a member of the CASES team at PCS. He is a University of Sheffield graduate in Biomedical Science with a background in medical laboratory work and various administration positions. His ambition is to one day pursue a career in Medicine as a Surgeon. He enjoys reading and composing poetry in his spare time as well as regularly partaking in karate sessions in which he achieved his black belt last year. He also plays football, drawing/painting and is an avid film fanatic.
Lili recently joined Primary Care Sheffield in May 2017 as an administrative assistant working within the CASES and the Extended Hours teams. She graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2015 with a Psychology degree and has a range of healthcare and administrative experience throughout her previous work history and thoroughly enjoys working alongside dedicated teams.
Amanda joined PCS as an Administrator for the CASES pilot scheme in March 2017. Having spent many years working in the Motor Industry she is now adjusting to ‘medicine’ terminology as opposed to ‘engine’. She is married with two daughters who are both active in netball and enjoys supporting them, along her husband’s love of golf. When time allows she enjoys shopping, going on holidays, skiing and spending time as a family.
Joanne is one of two Service Managers at PCS and has specific responsibility for overseeing the operational management of CASES along with supporting the service's strategic development. She has over 24 years of NHS primary care experience, ranging from GP practice through PCT to CCGs. Her role of Development Facilitator for West PCT ensured her progression through organisational change into the Primary Care Team at the newly formed Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) , and then when the CCG split into three elements (NHS England, CCG and Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) she joined the Contracting team at Sheffield CCG with responsibility for Locally Commissioned Contracts (GP, Pharmacy and Optometrists). Joanne is currently on a development secondment to PCS from Sheffield CCG but also has responsible for other operational and service development areas associated with Primary Care Sheffield. Joanne loves spending time with friends and family and is currently in the process of moving house.
Katie has worked for Primary Care Sheffield since October 2015. Prior to this she was an administrator working in GP surgeries since 2006 so has a understanding of patients’ needs. At Primary Care Sheffield she is the first port of call for any satellite unit queries and also deals with the management of the directors' diaries.
Finance and Contracts Manager
Richard worked for a major high street bank for 19 years before moving into primary care, initially as a fundholding manager and then as a practice manager - a role he undertook in both Sheffield and North Derbyshire for 15 years. He then took on the role of Business Manager for Primary Provider Ltd before moving to help set up the financial systems for PCS. Outside work, Richard runs a badminton club and is a keen walker, enthusiastic (rather than good!) golfer and enjoys live theatre and concerts.
Communications and Marketing Lead
Emma joined PCS in July 2015. She studied Journalism at the University of Sheffield and has a Masters in Professional Communication. Emma has worked in communications and marketing for 12 years. This has included two years in national NHS communications at the NHS Leadership Academy as Marketing and Engagement Manager, four years in Higher Education marketing at Sheffield Hallam University and four years as an Account Manager at creative agency, diva creative. At PCS Emma leads on all communications and marketing activity and strategy.