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

Tina Cookson

Tina Cookson

Freedom to Speak Up Guardian / Associate Director of Nursing and Service Redesign

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

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

Alison Yates

Alison Yates

Programme and Project Manager

Alison works with Howbeck Healthcare as a Programme Manager leading on a range of projects for our GP Federation clients. She has 28 years’ exper

Sarah Laing

Sarah Laing

Executive Lead East Staffordshire Federation & Mercian GP Networks

Sarah has worked for Howbeck since 2017, she set up, leads and directs the new Primary Care Networks across East Staffordshire and Tamworth (Mercian P

Emma Colclough

Emma Colclough

Programme Manager & Senior Bid Writer
Tara Moylan

Tara Moylan

GDPR Practitioner and DPO Officer

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

Sue McDowell

Sue McDowell

General Manager for SC&VR & Extended Access 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.

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

Andrea Foster

Andrea Foster

Communications Manager and Website Lead

Andrea is an experienced communications professional with over 14 years’ experience working in an NHS setting. Andrea has excellent experience devel

Lucy Minshull

Lucy Minshull

Project Manager

Lucy is an experienced NHS manager with over 27 years’ experience working across both primary and secondary care, General Practice, GP Federations,

Wendy Moreton

Wendy Moreton

Project Manager

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.

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

Kirsty Moore

Kirsty Moore

Project Manager

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

Rachel Hatfield

Rachel Hatfield

Programme Manager

Rachel is an experienced programme and project manager and has spent the last eight years working in the NHS. For the past four years Rachel has been

Abbie Kahya

Abbie Kahya

Project Support Manager

Abbie is currently providing Project Management support to Howbeck Healthcare on a number of projects.

Harriet Griffiths

Harriet Griffiths

Project Support

Harriet has worked locally in Primary care for the past 7 years. She has worked in various positions including a medical secretary role, assistant to

Rachel Viggars

Rachel Viggars

Freedom to Speak Up Guardian

Rachel has worked as a GPN and ANP in North Staffordshire for 20 years. Rachel is proud to be a Queen’s Nurse, this title is awarded for demonstrat

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