Dr Brian Lewis - Clinical Chair
Brian is an experienced GP who has worked as a GP principal for more than 28 years in a high performing practice in Oldham, a deprived urban town centre within Greater Manchester.
He has exceptionally effective negotiation and interpersonal skills, and is a highly influential clinical leader who co-founded a not for profit GP co-operative overseeing it's transition to a truly integrated primary care and urgent care provider, which is now one of the largest of its type in the North West. Also, he has led change programmes as clinical champion across clinical commissioning group areas and has extensive Board level experience in provider and commissioning organisations.
Brian has a deep commitment to training and education, working as a GP trainer for more than 23 years, leading innovations in urgent care, GP education and establishing a unique GP training organisation.
David Beckett - Chief Executive
David is an experienced leader who has worked in the NHS and not-for-profit sectors at Executive Board level for almost 20 years. He has led gtd healthcare since 2005 growing it from a local GP owned company to one of the largest not-for-profit business of its type in the north west. His work at gtd has had an emphasis on creating a values based healthcare organisation that has been recognised as Outstanding by the CQC for being "Well Led". This has been achieved through a continual commitment to the well-being and engagement of staff, patients and local communities. Previously, David has worked in Executive Director roles within commissioning, performance and service development, leading acute services reconfiguration and regional specialist services re-organisation.
Dr Peter Fink - Director
Dr Peter Fink is an experienced practising GP who has developed considerable skills in leading and innovating NHS services particularly across urgent care and demand management in Greater Manchester. These skills have been gained through his many and varied roles including Local Medical Council secretary and within his current role as deputy medical director for NHS Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group.
A pragmatist with enhanced communication and skills, Peter is a credible clinical leader with an in-depth knowledge of GP commissioning that he has been able to apply to support or lead innovation and change in both the commissioning and delivery of services.
Adaptable and outcome focussed, Peter is not afraid to positively challenge colleagues in acute, primary care and commissioning to ensure that projects succeed and services are able to meet the shifting demands of the healthcare landscape.
Dr Rus Hartley - Director
Dr Hartley is a partner of a large surgery in Oldham. He has worked at gtd healthcare for twenty years and has been a director of the service for eighteen years. As well as working as a GP he is involved in training GPs.
Dr Tina Greenhough - Director
Dr Greenhough is a GP at a gtd healthcare GP practice in Mossley, which is located within Tameside and Glossop. In addition to her work as a director of gtd healthcare, she is a member of the Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group's Professional Executive Committee and is the Clinical Commissioning Group's lead for unscheduled care, mental health and drug misuse. Dr Greenhough also works as a hospital practitioner with the Tameside and Glossop Substance Misuse Service.
Graham Aitken - Business Adviser
By profession Graham is a member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and has more than 35 years of financial and management experience. Furthermore, Graham has many years' experience in running his own business in a number of high profile roles. He has experience in the NHS, further education, charity, local government, social housing, commercial and professional services sectors and regulation with the legal profession and the health and social care profession. Through his non-executive roles he has chaired and/or been a member of various committees such as audit, remuneration, integrated governance, resources, finance and policy, and quality.
Jane Pugh - Director of Finance and Business Services
Jane is an approachable and professional leader with over 15 years' experience in the not for profit sector. She is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is responsible for financial management across the organisation.
With extensive knowledge of both the development and delivery of management reporting and information systems, Jane comes with a proven track record of delivering high quality work and system change.
She has broad experience of setting up new and bespoke services, along with large scale service transfers and was instrumental in increasing the gtd healthcare group turnover from £4 million to over £30 million per annum over 10 years. With the ability to run large scale projects to time and on budget, Jane is highly skilled at the delivery of financial, operational and IT projects within the not for profit sector.
Jane is part of the tendering and negotiating team for all external contracts with commissioning bodies and has extensive experience of contract management and monitoring in urgent and primary care.
With an interest in education and social mobility, Jane has held a number of roles as a Community Governor in local primary and secondary schools since 2014. Jane is also Deputy Chief Executive and the Senior Information Risk Officer (SIRO).
Dawn Sewards - Director of Governance
Dawn is an experienced and proactive leader with considerable clinical and managerial experience across many sectors of the NHS locally and nationally. Dawn is driven to achieve by a passion for collaborating with others to deliver the highest quality patient and clinical experience.
She has a genuine commitment to maximising the potential of teams, increasing clinical engagement and involving the public in the development of services. Throughout her career, her focus has been to successfully improve both the direct delivery of care and the assurance processes to assess the quality of care. Combining an ability to think creatively with an eye for detail and a systems approach, Dawn has taken the best of NHS governance into the not for profit sector, transforming the governance systems within a leading primary care and urgent care organisation gaining recognition from Board and commissioners.
Sally Deaville - Director of Clinical Services
Sally brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role as gtd healthcare's chief nurse and head of service delivery.
Qualifying as a nurse in 1992, Sally has worked as a theatre nurse, A&E nurse, nurse specialist in resuscitation and as an advanced nurse practitioner. Sally's vast clinical experience, coupled with a commissioning and senior management background, contribute towards her extensive understanding of the NHS and healthcare systems.
She has been instrumental in driving forward the nursing agenda at gtd healthcare and is passionate about investing in and supporting the nursing workforce and clinical support staff.
Sally applies her extensive experience to provide integrated professional leadership across all aspects of the organisation's nursing and operations' functions, including primary care and urgent care.
With substantial operational management experience, Sally's broad knowledge, both clinical and management, leads the way in ensuring gtd healthcare's patient experience, health outcomes and performance standards are continuously improved.
Dr Yogi Sharma - Medical Director
Dr Yogi Sharma brings a wealth of experience and expertise to gtd healthcare and is driving forward the clinical and professional leadership of all medical staff. An experienced consultant in emergency medicine, Dr Sharma has substantial experience in senior leadership roles working locally as a clinical director and as an associate medical director at Tameside Hospital. He has a wealth of international experience including his most recent role as the vice chairman in emergency medicine in Qatar where one of his responsibilities was managing urgent and walk-in centres. Before joining gtd healthcare, Dr Sharma worked as an emergency department consultant at North Manchester General Hospital.