John Boyington CBE
John spent 42 years in health services in the NHS and Civil Service. He originally trained as a nurse and also held chief executive posts in NHS Trusts and a PCT. John received the CBE in 2007 for leading national prisoner healthcare reforms and was Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for prisons and public health in Europe. In 2014 he became Chair of Bury GP Federation and in 2017 of Primary Care Sheffield. John was Vice Chair at NHS Sheffield CCG, chairing the Primary Care Commissioning Committee until joining PCS. Born and bred in Sheffield John has always lived in the city and remains passionate about the place, its’ people and one of its’ football teams!
Dr Andrew Hilton
Andy is a practising GP Partner at Carterknowle and Dore Medical Practice. He has a background in health commissioning and clinical pathway redesign having led a number of citywide service redesigns in the past before concentrating on the development of the provider role of General Practice at scale. He’s previously worked as Medical Director of a locality GP provider company before taking on his current role of Chief Executive Officer at Primary Care Sheffield. As well as contributing to system leadership within the Sheffield Accountable Care Partnership and the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System, Andy sits on a number of national groups supporting primary care development.
Deputy Chief Executive
Yvonne joined PCS in July 2018. Until her appointment with PCS Yvonne was the Deputy CEO for City Health Care Partnership in Hull and East Riding. She is an experienced Executive Director having spanned services across both primary and community care. During her career she has gained considerable experience of leading and mobilising large scale tenders; implementing complex organisational change at scale; she has experience of governance for the direct delivery of services at scale across a diverse range of commercial ventures.
Steven is a member of the PCS Executive Team and leads on the delivery of the extended access service. Originally trained as a Registered Nurse, Steven has held a number of senior operational management and commissioning posts in primary and secondary care.
Steve is a member of the Executive Team at PCS and is the Commercial Director for the company. He is also the Executive Lead for the Primary Care Work Stream of Sheffield’s Accountable Care Partnership. Steve formerly managed GP practices and prior to entering primary care was commissioned in the Royal Navy.
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.
Non Executive Director
Chris is the Practice Manager at Grenoside Surgery and represents the practices in this part of the city in his role as a Non-Executive Board Member. Chris has been involved with Primary Care Sheffield from its very inception. He has worked in the NHS in Sheffield for over thirty-six years largely in senior Human Resources roles in both the Acute and Community healthcare settings. He chairs Primary Care Sheffield's Remuneration Committee.
Dr Maria Read
Non Executive Director
Maria is a practising GP at Dovercourt Surgery and a member of the PCS Board representing the Central locality. She has many years’ experience in commissioning and has an interest in respiratory services and the care of older people.
Dr Amin Goodarzi
Non Executive Director
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.
Non Executive Director
Andrew is Practice Manager of The Mathews Practice and a member of the PCS Board representing the Central locality.
Dr Susie Lupton
Non Executive Director
Susie is practising GP partner at Norwood Medical Centre where she has worked for 18 years. She is a member of the PCS Board representing North Locality. Her interests include health inequalities and care of the elderly, particularly care home residents.
Dr Fleur Jones
Non Executive Director
Fleur is a practising GP partner at Hackenthorpe Medical Centre and a member of the PCS board representing Hallam and South locality. Her interests include sexual and reproductive healthcare and care of the elderly, particularly care home residents.
Head of Finance / Company Secretary
Martin joined PCS in August 2017. His previous roles include Assistant Chief Finance officer at North Derbyshire CCG and roles within Sheffield PCT, Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust, Sheffield West PCT and the former Health Authority. He began his career as an accountant in local government in Essex in the 1980s and joined the NHS in 1990. He has also been a Governor at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and spent many years as a Board member on Voluntary Action Sheffield.
Richard worked for a major high street bank for nearly 20 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 one of the locality companies before moving to help set up the financial systems for PCS. He is now responsible for our payroll service, both internally and for our external clients.
Katrina is the newest member to join the Finance Team, joining in April 2019 from Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Katrina has over 11 years’ experience of working within the NHS in an acute trust environment with experience of Recruitment and Human Resources / Costing and Management Accounts for both Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and also The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. AAT Qualified and hoping to continue with studying for the CIMA qualification from September 2019, she enjoys precious time with family going for long walks, to the cinema and theatre and going out for dinner with friends.
Broulaye joined the team in March 2018 as Finance Assistant, having worked in a range of Accounting and Finance roles since 2005. He holds an AAT qualification (Association of Accounting Technicians).
Head of Communications and Marketing
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 14 years. This has included two years in national NHS communications at the NHS Leadership Academy as Marketing and Engagement Manager, where she completed the Mary Seacole healthcare leadership programme, 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.
Commercial Development Manager
Georgia joined the team in January 2018 as Primary Care Resource Manager where she was responsible for maximising value and buying power for shareholding practices. More recently, Georgia has taken on the role of Commercial Development Manager to support the delivery of PCS' overarching Commercial Strategy.
Sue joined PCS in October 2018 as Executive Assistant to the CEO and Executive Team. She previously worked at Sheffield CCG as PA to the Accountable Care Partnership Programme Director prior to which she spent 30 years as a Senior Personal Assistant in Central Government in London, working for senior Civil Servants and Ministers in a variety of departments including, Employment, the Cabinet Office, Government Office for London and, latterly, the Department of Transport.
Elective and Urgent Care:
Head of Elective and Urgent Care
Chris joined PCS in June 2018 and is responsible for PCS’s elective and urgent care portfolio, which includes Extended Access, CASES, Vasectomy and 24hr ECG services as well as NHS Health Checks. He has a commercial background and has held senior leadership roles in national and multi-national organisations, most notably as commercial executive and assistant company secretary for Olympus Corporation in the UK and Ireland and regional director for St John Ambulance where he was responsible for over 3500 people. Chris is a member of the Fitness to Practise Committee of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, a Chartered Manager and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
Helen joined PCS as Service Manager in 2016, following several years as Practice Manager at Sloan Medical Centre and as Hub Manager for the Sloan satellite hub.
Andrea joined the PCS CASES team in January 2017 bringing a broad experience of Sheffield health services having worked for the Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS Direct and both the Children’s and Teaching Trusts, she also has experience in substance misuse treatment and worked for the Drug Interventions Programme.
Lindsay joined PCS in July 2018. Prior to joining the team, she spent six years at Derbyshire Health United NHS111, firstly as a Non Clinical Trainer training all staff coming into the service to be Pathways users, then moving into team management, leading a team of 40 111 health advisors. This role included ensuring all team members were meeting KPIs, auditing their performance against legislations set by NHS Pathways and also supporting their professional development. Before joining the NHS Lindsay worked in the childcare sector in teaching and assessment.
Haseema joined PCS in June 2018, working across both the elective and urgent care teams as an administrator for CASES, ECGs, Vasectomies and Hub services. Before joining PCS, Haseema spent six years as an Administration and Finance Manager in a secondary Islamic school where she supported the executive team and trained admin apprentices. She also worked in partnership with Universities and other organisations to run successful projects within the school. Haseema is happily married and in her spare time loves baking cakes and spending time with family and friends
Nicola performs a practice management role across the seven general practices of the Clover Group. Prior to joining the team, Nicola was the Practice Manager at the Hollies Medical Centre which achieved a rating of number 1 practice in Sheffield. During that time she was also a member of the PCS Board, representing the Hallam and South locality. Nicola has an MBA from Sheffield Hallam University and originally trained as a dispensing optician with Boots UK, managing opticians and pharmacies before joining general practice.
Dr Lucy Cormack
Lucy is currently Clinical Director for Primary Care across the seven GP practices that PCS runs. Prior to this Lucy had been a GP partner for 15 years in the North of the City and was also a member of the PCS Board representing the practices in the North. Lucy is a GP trainer and has sat on the Mental Health and Learning Disability Delivery Board representing PCS. She has recently taken up a new role as a trustee of St Luke's.
Head of Service – Senior Clinical Pharmacist
Neil heads the Clinical Pharmacist Programme for PCS. Neil joined PCS in January 2018 having worked in primary care since 2000 with North Sheffield PCT and Barnsley CCG. His role is to develop the Clinical Pharmacist in General Practice programme in Sheffield and to develop PCS pharmacist services. In his spare time, Neil is a keen cyclist, canoeist and plays guitar.
Senior Programme Manager
Mel joined Primary Care Sheffield in December 2018 as Senior Programme Manager to deliver the Accountable Care Partnership Primary Care Workstream. This involves working with health, social and voluntary care providers to ensure that the people of Sheffield have excellent, local, joined up, sustainable primary and community support to enable them to live their lives to the full. Mel has 20 years’ experience within healthcare and during her career has worked across a diverse spectrum of care specialties including Support Services, Patient Transport, Planned Care and Out Patients, Urgent and Emergency Care and latterly Primary Care. She has a special interest in quality and compliance and over the past 15 years has spent time in the UK and Hong Kong inspecting and reporting on the provision of care delivered by various different health care providers.
Dr Lou Millington
Inclusion Health Champion
Lou is an Inclusion Health Champion for Sheffield, a post hosted by Primary Care Sheffield, looking at health inequalities across the city. She is a GP partner and trainer at Pitsmoor Surgery (Forge Health Group) where she is palliative care lead and represents the practice within the Deep End group and its associated Clinical Research Network. She is also one of the lead GPs for Safeguarding Children with the CCG and in her spare time volunteers for Hospice Africa Uganda doing palliative care work and teaching.