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Steve Burrows

Steve Burrows: 

  • Chief Executive Officer at Qualitas Consortium

  • Over 20 years’ experience in boutique consultancies helping clients transform their organisations and deliver large-scale improvements

  • BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from York University; MBA from Salford University; PGCE from Sheffield University
Caroline Hine

Caroline Hine: 

  • Chief Strategy Officer at Qualitas Consortium
  • Caroline sets our strategic direction and delivers business growth. She is driven by the desire to work with organisations to define and deliver their vision for change. She has a background in consultancy and business change, working at a strategic level with healthcare organisations for more than ten years, in addition to several years as a strategy consultant at Deloitte.
Dr Tony Naughton, The Thornton Practice

Dr Tony Naughton: 

  • GP and senior partner at The Thornton Practice, rated outstanding by CQC with 13,000 patients and about 40 staff

  • Founded Fylde and Wyre CCG and served as Chief Executive from 2012 to 2019. This CCG was one of only 10 rated outstanding by NHS England and had a budget of £300 million

  • Now works with the Lancaster University as a senior clinical advisor on the development of its Health Innovation Campus. Awarded an honorary fellowship in 2019
Amy Sissons, The Thornton Practice

Amy Sissons: 

  • Experienced senior leader with a history of business change and transformation projects in both the public and private sectors including healthcare, education and IT
  • Currently NHS Business Practice Manager in a CQC Outstanding Practice (2018); Highly Commended at the National General Practice Awards (2019)
  • Senior role in a Primary Care Network providing strategic support to Clinical Directors
  • MSc in Project Management from Lancaster University; BSc in Business Management from Manchester University
Rob Day

Rob Day: 

  • Specialist Healthcare Lawyer. Principle Associate at Mills & Reeve
  • Specialises in regulatory and commercial advice to those working within the primary care sector.
  • Expertise supporting those seeking to acquire, sell or merge GP practices, establish joint ventures or otherwise work at scale. 

Lisa Banks: 

  • PCN Manager with expertise in project management, coaching and conflict management
Dimitrios Spyridonidis

Dimitrios Spyridonidis: 

  • Associate Professor of Leadership and Innovation at the University of Warwick
  • Specialising in healthcare systems and organisation
Mazars, Melanie Thomas

Melanie Thomas: 

  • Partner in the Mazars healthcare team which acts for around 350 GP practices and 2,600 healthcare professionals

  • Over 15 years’ experience in medical accounting

  • Specialist knowledge of the healthcare sector coupled with a background in mergers and acquisitions

  • Special interest in GP federations, practice mergers and restructuring. Also involved in providing financial training for GP registrars
Mazars, Andy Pow

Andy Pow: 

  • Partner in the Mazars healthcare team which acts for around 350 GP practices and 2,600 healthcare professionals

  • Over 25 years’ experience in medical accounting

  • Specialist areas include appraising the performance of GP practices, changes in GP structures, and the NHS pension scheme

  • Board member of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants

  • Leading commentator on healthcare issues
Professor Nigel Lockett

Professor Nigel Lockett, BSc, MSc, PhD: 

  • Professor of Entrepreneurship and Head of the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde
  • Senior academic, experienced manager, serial entrepreneur and community leader
  • Previous professor at Lancaster University Management School and Leeds University Business School
  • Awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship for outstanding contribution to enterprise in higher education
  • Fellow and Past President of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • To raise awareness of dyslexia, Nigel blogs as The Dyslexic Professor
Peter Tinson

Peter Tinson: 

  • Chief Operating Officer, NHS Fylde & Wyre, Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Extensive commissioning experience across Lancashire and Merseyside 
  • Undertaken a wide range of senior commissioning roles across primary & secondary services
Meenakshi Varia

Dr Meenakshi Varia, MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH, MA: 

  • 17 years experience in General Practice

  • GP Partner and Lead GP Trainer at Parcliffe Medical Practice with 11000+ patients

  • Experience in merger and transformation of Parcliffe Medical Centre

  • Special interest in Education and innovation in General Practice.