Our People

Mike Pyrah

Mike Pyrah

Founder

Mike left the NHS in 2012 after a 34 year career. For the last 17 years of those Mike was a NHS Chief Executive, undertaking this role in both a NHS T

Dr Neil Paul

Dr Neil Paul

Founder

Neil has been a full time GP Partner at SandbachGPs in Sandbach, Cheshire, since August 2000. He is nationally known for his DigitalHealth.net column

Sue Ikin

Sue Ikin

Director of Innovation & Transformation

Sue Ikin is Director of Innovation and Transformation. She is responsible for the working at scale programme and is responsible for working with indu

Tina Cookson

Tina Cookson

Director of Nursing & Service Redesign (Clinical)

Tina is a Registered Nurse who has recently left the NHS after almost 35 years. Her clinical experience is in community nursing and her management exp

Sarah Laing

Sarah Laing

Lead Manager for the New East Staffordshire Federation

Sarah has 23 year NHS experience and has been a senior leader for over 10 years, working as a CCG Chief Operating Officer and Director of Commissionin

Lisa Taylor

Lisa Taylor

Business Manager

Lisa is an experienced manager who has worked within an NHS setting for the last 20 years. Lisa has undertaken a variety of corporate governance role

Simon Talbot

Simon Talbot

Website Development Consultant

Simon has worked in software development since completing his degree in 2002 in Internet Technology. Working for both the private and public sector,

Sue McDowell

Sue McDowell

General Manager for SC&VR and PMCF lead

Sue is an experienced ex-NHS manager that is currently contracted to act as the business manager for the South Cheshire and Vale Royal GP Alliances.

Tara Moylan

Tara Moylan

IT Project Manager

Tara is a proactive and motivated manager with over 20 Years NHS experience across both Primary and Secondary Care including 10 years senior managemen

Andrea Foster

Andrea Foster

Communications and Website Lead

Andrea is an experienced communications professional with over 13 years’ experience working in an NHS setting. Andrea has excellent experience devel

Dr Pippa Hunter-Jones PhD

Dr Pippa Hunter-Jones PhD

Reader in Marketing based within the University of Liverpool Management School

Dr Pippa (Philippa) Hunter-Jones is a Reader in Marketing based within the University of Liverpool Management School. She has an active interest in h

Alison Yates

Alison Yates

Programme and Project Manager

Alison is a director of Fourth Leaf Consulting and is working with Howbeck Healthcare as a Project Manager leading on a range of projects for our GP F

Joanne Goodwin

Joanne Goodwin

Senior Pharmacist

Joanne is a senior pharmacist who has worked for the last 5 years in a GP practice. She has experience of working in a medicines management team previ

Vicki Barnes

Vicki Barnes

IT Project Manager

Vicki is an experienced Programme and Project Manager with over 10 years’ experience working in Healthcare IT. She has acquired a vast amount of exp

Sharon Forrester-Wild

Sharon Forrester-Wild

Medical Secretary

Sharon is a senior and experienced medical secretary and an IT whizz. She is doing a masters in management and provides IT and secretarial support to

Lucy Minshull

Lucy Minshull

Manager (NSGPFed)

Lucy Minshull is an experience NHS manager with over 20 years’ experience. She has acquired a vast amount of experience working across both Primar

Kirsty Moore

Kirsty Moore

Manager (NSGPFed)

Kirsty Moore is an experienced NHS Manager working in a variety of roles over the last 20 years both in Primary and Secondary Care where she has built

Marie Leese

Marie Leese

Manager (NSGPFed)

Marie Leese is an experienced Practice Manager of 8 years within a very busy GP surgery based in Stoke-on-Trent. With a further 21 years book keeping

Amy Dudley

Amy Dudley

Manager (NSGPFed)

Amy has worked in the NHS since 2008 in roles across Commissioning and Primary Care and more recently within Quality & Performance at a Clinical C

Wendy Moreton

Wendy Moreton

Manager (NSGPFed)

Wendy has been in practice management since 2002 and the Practice Manager across a large two site practice in Newcastle-under-Lyme since January 2009.

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