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 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 health care reforms and was Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for prisons and public health in Europe. In 2014 he became Chairman of Bury GP Federation and has been a Lay Member and Vice Chair at NHS Sheffield CCG, chairing the Primary Care Commissioning Committee. John became Chair of PCS Board on 1st May 2017.
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.
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 Service Lead for the Clover Group of practices. A former Business Manager in general 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.
Dr Kirsty Gillgrass
Kirsty is a practising GP at Crystal Peaks Medical Centre and member of the PCS Board, representing the Hallam and South locality.
Dr Lucy Cormack
Lucy is a practising GP at The Health Care Surgery and member of the PCS Board, representing the North locality.
Andrew is Practice Manager of The Mathews Practice and a member of the PCS Board representing the Central locality.
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 representing the Central locality. She has many years’ experience in commissioning and has an interest in respiratory services and the care of older people.
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.
Joanne oversees the operational management of CASES along with supporting the service's strategic development. She has over 24 years of NHS primary care experience, covering GP practice, PCT and CCG. Her role of Development Facilitator for West PCT ensured her progression through organisational change into the Primary Care Team at the Clinical Commissioning Group. She then 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.
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. When not at work Andrea likes quiet afternoons in her garden, reading crime novels and cuddles with her cat.
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 with her husband’s love of golf. When time allows she enjoys shopping, going on holidays, skiing and spending time as a family.
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 has attained his black belt. He also plays football, draws/paints and is an avid film fanatic.
Head of Finance
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 Board member on Voluntary Action Sheffield.
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.
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 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.
Nicola joined PCS in December 2017 as Executive Assistant to Dr Andy Hilton and the Executive Directors. Prior to this she was Office Manager at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital, a job she thoroughly enjoyed where she was able to make lots of lasting changes to improve services. Before joining the health sector, Nicola spent 13 years in the legal sector, taking on a number of roles across services. In her spare time she enjoys seeing family and friends as well as looking after her puppy, cat and four fish!
Primary Care Resource Manager
Georgia joined the team in January 2018 as Primary Care Resource Manager. Georgia is responsible for maximising value and buying power for shareholding practices.
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).
Extended Access team:
Helen joined PCS as Service Manager for Extended Access in 2016, following several years as Practice Manager at Sloan Medical Centre and as Hub Manager for the Sloan satellite hub.
Nicola performs a practice management role across the six 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.
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.