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.
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.
Deputy Chief Executive
Yvonne joined PCS in July 2018. Until her appointment with PCS Yvonne was the Deputy CEO for City Health 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 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.
Non Executive Director
Chris is the Practice Manager at Grenoside Surgery and a member of the PCS Board. He is also a member of one of Sheffield’s locality companies, the North Provider Company.
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
Kate is a member of the PCS Board and is Business Partner at The Crookes Practice, one of the six 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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Elective and Urgent Care:
Head of Elective and Urgent Care
Chris joined PCS in June 2018 working across elective and urgent care and supporting the longer term development of providing primary care at scale. Chris has a commercial and business background and previously spent 15 months in general practice as business manager at Page Hall Medical Centre. He is a member of the Fitness to Practise Committee of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and a Chartered 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. When not at work Andrea likes quiet afternoons in her garden, reading crime novels and cuddles with her cat.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.