Meet the Team

Our team is proud to deliver the work we do for our practices and primary care networks.
Click on the links below to read more about our teams.

Executive Team

Dr Chris Mills – Chair and Clinical Director of Yeadon PCN

Chris is a working General Practitioner (Partner) at Aire Valley Surgery in Leeds. He also has a keen interest in health improvement and holds a number of roles that contribute to improving healthcare for people in Leeds; as joint Clinical Director for the Yeadon Primary Care Network, Chair of the Leeds GP Confederation and Chair of the Leeds Frailty Board and Partnership group. 

Jim Barwick – CEO

Jim has worked in the health service since 1985. Qualified as a nurse at St James’s Leeds working in various specialties before taking up performance improvement and management roles. He then worked in commissioning roles in Kirklees focussed on improvement and partnership working, leading on a number of large scale programmes.

He helped establish the community provider service in Kirklees holding a director post before taking up a position as CEO for Leeds West GP Federation. This then became the Leeds GP Confederation we know where Jim has been the CEO since its inception.

In addition Jim is the chair of the Pennine Domestic Abuse Partnership. Holds a degree in Health & Social care Management and has worked on numerous national committees.

Jenny Davies – Finance Director

Simon Boycott – Head of Governance

In his role for the Confederation, Simon is focused on making sure that our systems of working help us to do the things our members tell us is most important. Simon is also responsible for making sure that all we do is risk-managed, legally compliant, and in-line with regulations such as the Health and Social Care act (2012), Companies Act (2006) and Data Protection Act (2018) (General Data Protection Regulations) – Simon is our Company Secretary and Data Protection Officer.
Simon has held NHS positions since 2008 and has 9 year’s experience of managing primary care services including 7 years as a GP Practice Manager in Leeds. Simon is motivated by finding ways to improve systems and ways of working and finds satisfaction when he can make life easier for decision-makers and managers.

Dr Ben Gatenby – Borough Representative

Dr Guy Baker – Borough Representative

Dr Phil Dyer – Borough Representative

Dr Ruth Burnett – Executive Medical Director, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust and Leeds GP Confederation

Jenny Allen & Laura Smith – Joint Workforce Directors Director of Workforce, OD & System Development, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust and Leeds GP Confederation

Jenny and Laura job share our Director of Workforce, Organisational Development (OD) and System Development role. The pair joined us in June last year. We believe that they are the first HR Director job share partnership in the NHS. 

Jenny studied Law at university before joining the NHS on the National Graduate Management Scheme as a General Management Trainee in 1998. She has held a number of senior HR and Workforce leadership roles across NHS organisations including at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust and NHS Digital before commencing with Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust. 
Jenny has previously run her own HR consulting business, has held associate lecturer roles at several local universities and is a published academic author in the field of HR and management. She is also Associate Editor for an academic journal.

Laura joined the NHS in 2000 as a General Management Trainee and has held leadership roles in general management, HR and OD across acute organisations, Primary Care Trusts and national organisations. She is an accredited coach and mentor as well as a qualified HR professional. 

What matters most to both Laura and Jenny in work is people, the people we work with and the patients and population we work for, both across the city of Leeds and the wider geographic communities served by Leeds Community Healthcare.
Laura and Jenny’s aim is to build on the excellent work already in place at the Trust, facilitating working conditions and a culture that provides the best possible opportunities and support for people to both fulfil their potential and to provide the best possible care for our patients and population.

Stephanie Lawrence – Executive Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals, Leeds Community Healthcare and Leeds GP Confederation

Steph was born and has spent most of her working life in Yorkshire. She trained as a nurse in Calderdale and has worked within the NHS for the last 34 years. As well as being a Registered Nurse for adults, she also holds qualifications in children’s nursing, district nursing and advanced practice as well as being a non-medical prescriber.
She is currently the Executive Director of Nursing and Quality for Leeds GP Confederation, as well as performing the same role for Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust. In addition she also led on the national district nurse apprenticeship standard and is the Chair of the trailblazer group for this work. She is currently the co-chair of the national clinical reference group for the community nursing plan and works one day a week for CQC as the National Professional Adviser for Community Services.  She has held a number of senior leadership posts within nursing across provider and commissioning organisations.

Alison Stewart – Practice Business Manager & Lead Manager of West Leeds Primary Care Network

Alison is a non-Clinical business partner at Hillfoot Surgery, and Lead Practice Manager for West Leeds PCN. She sits on the Confederation Executive Board as a voice representing the city’s practice managers, ensuring operational issues are considered with any new service development.
Alison has a nursing background, qualifying as an RGN, then working in secondary care, and in the social care sector before moving into primary care in 2015. She has also previously worked as a Clinical Systems trainer – so has a particular interest in digital innovations, and how they can help us in our daily work.

Lucia Dey – Programme Manager

Lucia joined the Leeds GP Confederation in June 2019 as a Programme Manager.  Lucia’s role is to work with our members to develop new and innovative services that benefit patients and colleagues in Leeds.  There are three significant theme of work, digital, training and estates, with other projects being regularly explored.

Petra Morgan – Business Development

Sharon Clayton – PA to the Chair, CEO & Programme Administrator

Dr Chris Mills – Chair & Clinical Director of Yeadon PCN

Dr Carl Foster – Clinical Director of Armley PCN

Dr Kashif Sawar – Clinical Director of Beeston PCN

Dr Mark Fuller – Clinical Director of Bramley, Wortley & Middleton PCN

Dr Pablo Martin – Clinical Director of Bramley, Wortley & Middleton PCN

Dr Guy Baker- Clinical Director of Central North PCN

Dr Abiye Hector-Goma – Clinical Director of Chapeltown PCN

Andrea Mann – Clinical Director of Cross Gates PCN

Dr Sagar Shanghavi – Clinical Director of LS25/26 PCN

Dr William Cowie – Clinical Director of LS25/26 PCN

Dr Nadia Anderson – Clinical Director of LS8/9 PCN

Dr Amal Paul – Clinical Director of LS8/9 PCN

Dr Konstantin Kisil – Clinical Director of LSMP & The Light PCN

Dr Stephan Claridge – Clinical Director of Middleton & Hunslet PCN

Dr Sab Gogna – Clinical Director of Morley & District PCN

Dr Dave Kendall – Clinical Director of Otley PCN

Dr George Winder – Clinical Director of Seacroft PCN

Dr John Keene – Clinical Director of West Leeds PCN

Dr Francis Eyre – Clinical Director of Wetherby PCN

Dr Phil Dyer – Clinical Director of Woodsley & Holt Park PCN

Dr James Worsfold – Clinical Director of Woodsley & Holt Park PCN

Dr Chris Mills – Clinical Director of Yeadon PCN

Dr Jon Yardley – Clinical Director of Yeadon PCN

Dr Tom Gibbs – Clinical Director of York Road PCN

Sue Jones – Head of PCN Development

Vicky Womack – Head of PCN Development

Helen Wilkinson – Primary Care PCN Manager

Matt King – Primary Care PCN Manager

Dawn Gunga – Primary Care PCN Manager

Jo Hands – Primary Care PCN Facilitator

Debra Backhouse – Primary Care PCN Facilitator

Liz Richardson – Primary Care PCN Facilitator

Sonia Robson – Primary Care PCN Facilitator

Charlotte Eastwood – Primary Care Facilitator

Gloria Hartley – Primary Care PCN Facilitator

Emma Holgate – Primary Care Locality Support Officer (Primary Care Networks)

Georgina Azzopardi – Primary Care Locality Support Officer (Primary Care Networks)

Jane Sadler – Head of Primary Care Access

Dr Dave Kirby – Medical Lead EA

Tracy Lindsey – Business and Operations Manager

Daniel Donnell – Operational Team Leader

Mark Gulliver – Operational Team Leader

Jane Kennard – Operational Team Leader

Vacant – Operational Team Leader

Vijayita Kaushal – Administrator

Tracey Godley – Administrator

Nicola Haigh – Administrator

Phillip Bennison – Business Intelligence Analyst

Lauren Park – Recruitment Officer

Vicky Eastwood – Same Day Response Lead

Lucia Dey – Programme Manager

Sharon Clayton – Digital Project Administrator

Lucia Dey – Programme Manager

Jim Barwick – CEO

Dr Guy Baker – GP

Dr Ben Gatenby – GP

Jenny Davies – Finance Director

Noreen Boston – Facilities Management Service Co-ordinator

Lucia Dey – Programme Manager

Vijayita Kaushal – Programme Administrator

Lisa Hammond – Lead Screening & Awareness Coordinator

Kathryn Finnin

Kenyetta Cohen

Zobi Barok

Alex Cocker