• Liz Cross, Chair, Board Member

    With over 25 years in leadership and governance roles, Liz brings substantial executive, non-executive and consulting experience from a wide range of sectors and industries. In 1996, Liz set up The Connectives, a values based consultancy practice, that works with private, public, social enterprises and voluntary/charitable organisations. She is Chair of the Blackburne House Group, Chair and one of the founding members of Coaching Inside and Out and a school governor in Moss Side, Manchester.

  • Dr Neil Turton, Chief Executive Officer, Board Member

    Neil has over 20 years’ experience of management and leadership up to director level, spanning the health service, voluntary sector and social enterprise. Before joining Salford Primary Care Together, Neil was Chief Executive of Salford Health Matters. Prior to this, Neil spent eight years as an Executive Director at the Big Life Company, one of the country’s leading social enterprises. Neil holds a PhD from the University of Durham in Social Policy and is a Chartered Director with the Institute of Directors.

  • Dr Mhairi Yates, Executive Lead for Transformation, Board Member

    Mhairi has been a GP in Salford for the last 19 years and is a GP Principal at St Andrews Medical Centre in Eccles. Formerly an undergraduate medical tutor and clinical commissioning lead for End of Life Care, Mhairi has also held posts as clinical lead for Innovation and Research at the CCG as well as the Deputy Neighbourhood and Quality Lead for Eccles & Irlam neighbourhood. Mhairi was an original member of the early groups to design and establish Salford Primary Care Together.

  • Dr Paul Bishop, Executive Lead for Neighbourhoods, Board Member

    Qualified in 1997 and trained as an A&E consultant, Paul decided to take his career in a different direction and trained as a GP. He’s been a partner at Silverdale Medical Practice in Pendlebury since 2009. Paul was previously Cardiovascular Disease Clinical lead with the then Salford Primary Care Trust (PCT). Since then he has combined clinical practice with various commissioning roles within the PCT and then the CCG. Paul has also been involved in several Greater Manchester leadership roles including the Healthier Together programme.

  • Dr Clare Gibbons, Executive Lead for Delivery

    Clare has been a GP and Medical Director with Salford Health Matters since 2009. Before this, she gained clinical and leadership experience in Tameside, London and Oslo. Before Salford Primary Care Together, Clare held the roles of Neighbourhood Commissioning Lead for Eccles and the Deputy Neighbourhood Lead (Quality Lead) for Walkden and Little Hulton.

  • Andy Lewarne, Finance Lead

    Andy has over 15 years’ experience working in various finance roles within the NHS and has also worked in both primary and acute organisations, local authorities and mental health. Andy was Lead Accountant for the creation of the Integrated Care Organisation within Salford, and prides himself on creating and maintaining excellent working relationships with colleagues across the whole Greater Manchester health and social care economy. He is an ACCA qualified accountant.

  • Dr Sheena Bedi, Neighbourhood Primary Care Lead

    Sheena started as a GP in Salford in 1999 and practiced mostly at the Cornerstone Practice before she co-founded ABL Health in 2009, an organisation which has been commissioned by Clinical Commissioning Groups and Local Authorities across the North of England to deliver community healthcare programmes such as Choose To Change. Sheena has wide experience of designing and delivering new models of care.

  • Dr Hamish Stedman, Neighbourhood Primary Care Lead

    Qualified in 1978, Hamish has worked in most of Salford’s hospitals and retired in 2016 after 35 years as a Swinton GP. He works as a part time medical officer at St Ann’s Hospice, Little Hulton and is a Non-Executive Director at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Hamish was formerly Chair of Salford Clinical Commissioning Group and the Association of Greater Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups. In the Greater Manchester role he helped steer the combined Clinical Commissioning Groups towards the reconfiguration of acute sector services under the Healthier Together project and was a co signatory to the health and social care powers devolved to Greater Manchester.

  • Dr Girish Patel, Neighbourhood Primary Care Lead

    Girish has been a GP at Sides Medical Centre since 1995 and is the treasurer of Salford & Trafford Local Medical Committee. He is currently also the Clinical Commissioning Group Clinical Lead for both maternity and for Innovation and Research and previously held the role of Neighbourhood Commissioning Lead for Walkden & Little Hulton as well as his clinical lead roles in Women and Children’s services and Safeguarding.

  • Dr Aisha Awan, Neighbourhood Primary Care Lead

    Aisha qualified as a doctor in 2007 and works at the Willow Tree Healthy Living Centre in Broughton alongside being a University of Manchester Medical school tutor.  She has had clinical and commissioning leadership roles in Salford including Neighbourhood Commissioning Lead for Broughton and as a Clinical Commissioning Group governing body member.

  • Tina Dixon, Health & Social Care Neighbourhood Manager

    Tina joined Salford Primary Care Together from Salford Clinical Commissioning Group where she was Senior Manager for the Innovation & Research Team, managing the Innovation Fund and working closely with GP practices to deliver various Quality Improvement programmes. Tina’s background is in nursing; she qualified as a General Nurse in 1988 and has since worked as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (School Nursing) and a Practice Nurse. She transferred to Practice Management in 2002.

  • Susan Turner, Health & Social Care Neighbourhood Manager

    Susan qualified as a Social Worker in 1997 and went on to work within health and care settings across local councils and health providers. Previous posts include setting up older adults’ rehabilitation and outpatient services. Prior to joining Salford Primary Care Together, Sue was Transformation Manager at Nottinghamshire County Council enabling their integration plan and building on their vanguard new models of care to form a wider Accountable Care System.

  • Marion Colohan, Health & Social Care Neighbourhood Manager

    Marion started work in the NHS in 2001 and has spent the majority of this time in management and leadership roles in primary care. She spent eight years in practice management of a service which grew to over 15,500 patients, delivered over four sites, serving diverse populations and incorporating an asylum seeker health service. Before moving to Salford, Marion was Senior Operational Manager for Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust, extending her experience within mental health and acute settings.

  • Geraldine Hennighan, Health & Social Care Neighbourhood Manager

    Geraldine joined Salford Primary Care Together after four years working at Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group. Her last role was as Locality Manager, working with local practices and new GP Federations to support the delivery and achievement of the GP Delivery Framework. This role included developing new ways of working between colleagues in primary care, acute care, community services, local authority and patient groups. Geraldine’s background also includes roles in acute Trusts, primary care and commissioning.

  • Kate Jones, Head of Work Force Delivery/Professional lead

    Kate grew up in Salford and has lived in the city all of her life, meaning not only is she a clinician working within Salford’s healthcare, she’s a patient too. Since qualifying in 1981, she has worked in urgent care and primary care and for the past 11 years, within general practice. Kate is keen to address health inequalities and sees patient leadership as integral to health improvement. Her specialist interests are in diabetes and education. Salford Primary Care Together gained Kate following the transfer of Salford Health Matters (SHM). Kate started at SHM when the organisation was established in 2005 and was one of the original directors. In 2009, she completed her PhD.

  • Anna Cowley, Head of Operations

    Anna joined Salford Primary Care Together from Salford Health Matters where she was their Operations Director. Anna has previously worked for substance misuse provider Change, Grow, Live and national charity, Turning Point She has frontline experience as a Therapeutic Counsellor and has also worked for HM Prison Service. In 2005 she won the ‘Enterprising Young Brit Helping Hand Award’ for her involvement in a global health promotion magazine for prisoners.

  • Hemlata Fletcher, Innovation Manager

    Hemlata has over 30 years' experience working in the private and public sector, 16 years of this with Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service, where in 2001 she graduated with an MBA. She has worked in the NHS for 15 years in a variety of settings, including at Bury GP Federation where she successfully mobilised the implementation of the PMCF Extended Access across Bury. Prior to Salford Primary Care Together, Hemlata worked at Salford Clinical Commissioning Group.