Our team

The board

Dr. Hilary Fox FRCGP

Clinical Director
rutland health pcn

Having been a Rutland GP for 19 years, I work clinically one day a week at Market Overton Surgery. My role in the PCN is to bring the practices together with our patients and local partners,  making Rutland the healthiest place to live, and the best place to work for the NHS, or to be an NHS patient.

Nicola Turnbull

Management Support Officer
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I began working within the NHS in 2018 and have gained extensive experience at Empingham Medical Centre. I am excited to build on this experience within the PCN, and in my role I will support the clinical director and board members through communications and delivery of projects.

Vicki Abbott

Practice Manager
Uppingham Surgery

I have over 20 years’ experience in primary care and have gained a vast knowledge and experience of the NHS during this time. I am not afraid to challenge working practices, and I hold a strong belief in future proofing the NHS for generations to come.

Ian Halcrow

Practice Business Manager
Empingham Medical Centre

I have a varied career background having worked in the engineering, insurance, and legal sectors. I am now responsible for the day-to-day running of Empingham Medical Centre.

Vikki Hughes

Practice Operations Manager
EMpingham Medical Centre

I joined Empingham Medical Centre in 2019 as Patient Services Manager after spending 5 years working as Rutland’s Integrated Care Coordinator.  Having gained a wealth of experience and knowledge in a very short space of time, I have recently taken up the post of Practice Operations Manager within the surgery. I am committed to working together with colleagues within Rutland Primary Care Network to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Lizzie Jones

Practice Manager
Oakham Medical Centre

I have worked at Oakham Medical Practice for over 30 years. I started in the reception team and have built my career through a variety of roles, such as IT manager. I now utilise my experience to oversee HR, Ops and Intelligence for the practice. I hope that through the PCN we will see more joint projects – building on the success of the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

Claire Southerington

Practices manager
market overton and somerby

I joined Market Overton and Somerby Surgeries in 2013 as a Reception Dispenser after spending 17 years as a Customer Services Manager for a local Rutland company. I am now responsible for the overall day to day operations of both Surgeries. Having lived in Rutland all my life, I am committed to working together with our colleagues within the Rutland Primary Care Network to ensure the best outcomes possible for our patients.

Dr. James Thorpe

Board Member

I have been a GP partner at Empingham Medical Centre since 2010.
I am committed to the Rutland vision of the Primary Care Network model, in which our individual practices find opportunities to work and cooperate together, to enhance and develop what is possible to offer our combined population of patients.

Dr. Dan Pickering

Board Member
Uppingham Surgery

I have been a GP Partner at Uppingham Surgery since 2010. I am a GP trainer for East Midlands Deanery, providing training and mentoring for GP trainees based at the practice. Since the introduction of Primary Care Networks I have been pleased to be part of the group of Rutland GPs who have worked together to improve and develop the health care for our patients.

Mike Cumming

MSK First Contact Practitioner
rutland health pcn

I commenced my role with Rutland PCN as MSK First Contact Practitioner in June 2020. I am a specialist physiotherapist with advanced skills to allow expert assessment, diagnosis and first line treatment for all musculoskeletal concerns. A main aim of the mine is to ensure that a patient can speak with the most appropriately skilled healthcare professional for their problem as a first point of contact. If you have a problem with your neck, back, bones, joints or muscles then the FCP service would be able to help you.

Izzy Petrie

Health and wellbeing coach
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My name is Izzy, I have worked for the NHS for the past 14 years and started my role with the Rutland PCN as a Health and Wellbeing Coach in 2020. I am here to support the health and wellbeing of Rutland patients and staff, to help individuals make positive and lasting changes to their health with a personalised ‘What Matters to You’ approach. We can cover various aspects of health, including wellbeing, physical activity, healthy eating and lifestyle choices together. I aim to encourage you every step of the way, teaching you the tools and techniques to maintain Long term Lifestyle Changes.

Clare Jackson

Business Manager
Uppingham Surgery

Shireen Williamson

Practice Manager
Oakham Medical Practice

Dr. Neil Hansford

senior gp partner
Oakham Medical Practice

Dr. Ryszard Bietzk

gp partner
Oakham Medical Practice

Henna Hamid

Clinical Pharmacist
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