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

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

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.

Dr Pippa Hunter-Jones PhD

Dr Pippa Hunter-Jones PhD

Reader in Marketing based within the University of Liverpool Management School

Pippa is a Professor of Marketing based within the University of Liverpool Management School. She has over 25 years experience in educational environm

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

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.

Tracey Palmer

Tracey Palmer

Project Manager

Tracey is a Management accountant with a lot of Project Management expertise in Accounting systems, management and IT garnered from 25 years working i

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

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