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.
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
Stephen is an Independent Director on the Board. He has more than 13 years’ experience as a Non-Executive in the NHS - most recently as Chairman of Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Before joining the hospital, Stephen was a Non-Executive Director of NHS Barnsley. He is also Chairman of Barnsley Civic, holds a Non-Executive post at Barnsley Premier Leisure Trading, is Chairman of the Governors at Darton Academy and a Director of 360 Engagement Barnsley CIC (a community engagement social enterprise). Stephen is a self-employed Management Consultant. Prior to this he was Technical Director at W2Networking where he was responsible for customer technical solutions, customer service and satisfaction and the development of commercial data centre strategy.
Non Executive Director
Kiz is the Practice Manager of Birley Health Centre and a member of the PCS Board representing the Hallam and South Locality.
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.
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 Communications and Marketing
Emma joined PCS in July 2015. Emma has worked in communications and marketing roles for 15 years, including roles in national NHS communications, Higher Education marketing and Account Management at a creative agency. She studied Journalism at the University of Sheffield and has a Masters in Professional Communication. At PCS Emma leads on all communications and marketing activity and strategy.
Marketing and Communications Assistant
Aadil joined the team in October 2019; he studied at Sheffield Hallam University in which he has a degree in Media and Public relations. At PCS Aadil supports all the communications and marketing activity. In his spare time, Aadil loves playing cricket and is a keen traveller who enjoys exploring different countries and cultures.
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.
Commercial Development Assistant
Zofia joined the team in January 2020 as Commercial Development Assistant. She recently graduated from the University of Sheffield where she obtained a Master’s degree in Public Health. In her spare time she plays volleyball for the Sheffield City Women’s team and travels around Europe.
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.
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).
Emma joined Primary Care Sheffield in November 2019 as HR Advisor having worked in Human Resources for over seven years in a range of different sectors. She completed her Level 5 Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development certificate in Human Resource Management in 2018. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, long walks in the peak district and training for her next race.
Human Resources Assistant
Alison is currently a Human Resources Assistant at Primary Care Sheffield. Alison previously worked in HR at the University of Sheffield, also at various private sector organisations such as Schaeffler and Keepmoat Homes. She has achieved her Master’s (MSc) in Human Resource Management with CIPD pathway at University of Sheffield. Alison is an associate member of the Charted Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Primary Care at Scale:
Head of Primary Care at Scale
Chris joined PCS in June 2018 and is responsible for PCS’s ‘at scale’ services portfolio, which includes Extended Access to General Practice, Sexual Health Sheffield, CASES and NHS Health Checks. He has a commercial operations 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. He also volunteers as a trustee/director of the Sheffield Wednesday FC Community Programme.
Head of Operations and Deputy Head of Primary Care at Scale
Cara Joined PCS in February 2020 following 10 years in NHS manager roles, most recently as Service Delivery Manager for the NHS 111 Service. She was previously a lead for Dental Services and has accumulated significant people management experience. Cara enjoys service development and achieving operational excellence.
Andrea is responsible for managing quality, reporting and service development for our NHS Sheffield CCG contracts and related sub-contractors/providers. Andrea joined PCS in January 2017 as Business Manager for our CASES service, 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.
Helen is responsible for the day-to-day running of PCS' Sexual Health Sheffield (including Vasectomy); NHS Health Checks and Extended Hours DES support services. 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.
Lindsay is responsible for the day-to-day running of PCS' Extended Access to General Practice, CASES and 24 hour ECG services. 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
Head of Primary Care
Nicola runs our seven general practices including the asylum seeker service and special allocation scheme. She was previously a member of the PCS Board, representing the Hallam and South locality. Nicola has an MBA and an advanced certificate in health service governance. She previously worked at 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.
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.
Dr Jon Dickson
Clinical Lead for Research
Jon is a GP and a clinician-scientist. His academic research focuses on neurological disorders especially epilepsy and seizures, he is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sheffield where he is an investigator on a number of large grant-funded projects, and is the author of over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles. He also works on research delivery infrastructure. Within the Primary Care Steering Group (PCSG) of the NIHR CRN Y&H he guides and advises on how to optimise integration of primary care research with hospital specialities. And he leads the Sheffield Primary Care Research (SPCR) cluster which is a collaboration of eight GP surgeries who deliver complex academic and commercial research studies. More information on the PCS Research Office can be found on their dedicated webpages.