Our team

The board

Dr. Hilary Fox FRCGP

Clinical Director
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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.

Dr James Burden

Deputy clinical director
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Nicola Turnbull

PCN Manager
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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.  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.

Shireen Williamson

Practice Manager
Oakham Medical Practice

I have over 20yrs experience working within the NHS across different roles, from Receptionist to Clinical Systems Trainer. I have also had the opportunity to work with the CCG as the IM&T Representative, advocating for IT improvements within the ELR region. Outside of my day job, I volunteer within my local community, supporting local events where we promote positive health and well-being projects. My young child also keeps me busy, as does our adopted kitten!

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. Andrew Wass

board member and gp partner
uppingham surgery

I qualified as a GP in 1994 and have worked continually ever since as a GP. My areas of special interest include minor surgery, palliative care, I.T. and medicines management. My ethos has been to offer a friendly, accessible service and in simple terms provide a level of care that I would like if I was a patient at the practice. I thrive on reflection and enjoy looking at ways ‘to work smarter not harder’.

Dr. Viren Mistry

board member and gp partner
uppingham surgery

I have been working as a GP Partner at Uppingham Surgery since 2010. I feel it is a huge privilege to serve the patients we look after and want to offer the best clinical care we can. I believe by working together across Rutland we can share excellent practice and become a stronger voice for our patients when it comes to delivering healthcare in Rutland.

Dr. James Thorpe

Board Member and gp partner
EMPINGHAM MEDICAL CENTRE

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. Neil Hansford

board member and gp partner
Oakham Medical Practice

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Dr. Ryszard Bietzk

Board member and gp partner
Market overton and somerby surgeries

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Cheryl Swain

Board member and lead nurse
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I have been nursing since 1996 and started nursing in Primary Healthcare in 2005. Having worked in both Military and Civilian environments I have gained my experience in various settings both in the UK and abroad. I have most recently been working at the Uppingham Surgery since March 2015. I am passionate about delivering a sustainable and high standard of Primary Healthcare to our patients. By working together across the PCN will we be able to provide a reliable, proactive, and patient-focused service to all Rutland residents alike. 

Mehboob Pasta

Board member and lead pharmacist
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Staff employed by the PCN to work across the practices

Laura Cousins

proactive Care coordinator
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Whilst at University, I began working in the NHS as an administrator for the COVID 19 vaccination programme. I have now joined Rutland PCN as a Proactive Care Coordinator where I have primarily been focusing on the Covid 19 vaccination booster programme.  

Mike Cumming

MSK First Contact Practitioner
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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.

Claire Tyler

msk first contact practitioner
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Izzy Petrie

Health and wellbeing coach
rutland health pcn

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.

Carla Fall

social prescribing link worker
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Rose Mubwanda

mental health practitioner
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Henna Hamid

Clinical Pharmacist
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Based at Market Overton and Somerby Surgeries

Farkhana Iqbal

Clinical Pharmacist
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Based at Empingham Medical Centre

Ajay Patel

Clinical Pharmacist
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Based at Uppingham Surgery

Pritesh Patel

Clinical Pharmacist
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Based at Oakham Medical Practice

Hiresh Morjaria

Clinical Pharmacist
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Gurpal Singh

Clinical Pharmacist
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