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Steve Williams, Practice Manager Lead, Practice Management Network, Council Member and Honorary Treasurer, AMSPAR

Steve Williams has worked in or with the NHS since 1984. He is a former Royal Navy Officer and a qualified accountant and manager. He is member of the Institute of Healthcare Management and AMSPAR. He is Honorary Treasurer and council member for AMSPAR and a practice manager lead for the Practice Management Network. He has worked at all levels of the NHS, has written numerous articles and regularly comments on topical issues as well as lecturing on many primary care topics.

He has acted as an expert commissioner for the long-term conditions toolkit developed in conjunction with Asthma UK, Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation. He has been an associate tutor for the Institute of Health Policy Studies at the University of Southampton and contributed towards the development of various modules of their postgraduate and MSc programmes. 


Tracy Dell, Practice Manager, Plane Trees Group Practice

Tracy has been employed as a Practice Manager since 2003. She has over twenty years of healthcare management experience in general practice, primary care, secondary care and the voluntary sector.  Tracy works as an associate manager for Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group, Pennine GP Alliance and the Local Medical Committee leading on GPFV, practice management development and the Releasing Time for Care programme. She also provides independent management consultancy services and training and has worked in Lancashire, Yorkshire, Liverpool and Glasgow supporting GP practices, CCGs, LMCs and other primary care organisations. Her main areas of interest are; collaborative working, practice management development, optimising the use of IT systems, improving efficiencies and streamlining work processes. She is a trustee for the Calderdale Carers Project and an advocate for the support and care of our military veterans. Her practice has recently achieved Armed Forces Veteran Friendly accreditation.


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Dr Deen Mirza, GP educationalist, self-help author and director of Better Doctor Training

Dr Deen Mirza is a sessional GP based in Croydon, South London. He has written books on efficient consulting and runs time management seminars for doctors.



Liz Coulson, Practice Manager, Southowram Surgery

Liz has been employed as a Practice Manager since 2014. She has worked in the NHS since 2008 when she began work as a part time receptionist at a surgery in Halifax. She has gained valuable experience in general practice since then. Liz also works as an associate manager for Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group  and is a keen ‘networker’.

Before joining the NHS she worked for many years at the Halifax Building Society and worked in all of the Human Resource departments.

Liz would say that her main aim at the moment is to fully engage in collaborative working with other practices in Calderdale. She enjoys project work within this working looking at streamlining processes and increasing efficiency. 


Yasin Muminovic, Director, AMS Accounts Medical Limited 

Yasin is the Associate Director for AMS Accountants Medical Limited, a subsidiary of the AMS Accountants Group. The combined revenues of the AMS Accountants Group now place them within the top 100 accountancy firms within the UK. 

With over ten years’ experience in the Healthcare sector, Yasin possesses comprehensive knowledge and thorough understanding of the unique issues facing medical professionals, the complex tax and pensions regulations and the changing NHS landscape. He provides accountancy services, tax and pensions advice to many long-standing clients, including high net worth individuals and retired professionals.


Ebrahim Sidat, Managing Director, AMS Accounts Medical Limited

Ebrahim is the managing director of the AMS Accountancy Group. The combined revenues of the AMS Accountants Group now place them within the top 100 accountancy firms within the UK.

With a passion for exceptional personal service and pro-active solution-based advice, Ebrahim has empowered a powerful Senior Management team within the Group, and the Group are now on track to become a top 50 Accountancy practice within the next 3 years.


Ian Jeavons, Inspection Manager – Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care – Greater Manchester, Care Quality Commission

Ian has worked in regulation since 1995, and for the Care Quality Commission since it was established in 2009. He has experience of regulating across health and social care sectors for adult and children’s services.

Since 2014, Ian has worked specifically in the newly established Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care directorate overseeing CQC’s regulatory activity in Greater Manchester.


Christopher Robinson, Inspection Manager, Care Quality Commission

Christopher has worked for CQC since 2015, having started as an inspector in the Primary Medical Services directorate, and has recently taken up post as Inspection Manager for the Lancashire and South Cumbria team.


Dr Sarah Jarvis, GP, Clinical Director,

Sarah trained at Cambridge (1980-1983) and Oxford (1983-1986) universities and became a partner in an inner city general practice in 1990. She is the resident doctor for BBC Radio 2 and the One Show on BBC One, as well as numerous other shows and publications.

In 2017 she became clinical director of the Patient Platform Limited. This includes the website, which provides patient health education to over 60 million people a year worldwide. As part of her role, she has developed an online triage tool for use in the NHS, and oversees all clinical aspects of the patient online service Patient Access.

Dr Ben Herring, GP Locum & Primary Care Lead, Locum’s Nest

Dr Ben Herring is a freelance GP locum with a special interest in expedition and wilderness medicine.  Ben has worked all over the world on scientific and charity expeditions which has demanded many different skills and adaptability.  When in the UK he has spent most of his time working in areas that have difficulties in recruitment of GPs, from both reputation and geography.  Ben currently splits his time between working in the Shetland Islands as a GP and leading on the primary care aspect of Locum’s Nest.  He has a passion for innovation and new ways of thinking to solve the evolving challenges of the NHS which prompted a diversification into health technology in 2017.  Having experience of both the clinical and management side of primary care, Ben has been successful in helping GP federations and practices effectively utilise technology.

Dan Kirk, Partner, Capsticks Solicitors LLP

Daniel is a Partner in the Litigation team, specialising in GP disputes, real estate disputes and health and safety/regulatory investigations. He leads the firm’s Dispute Resolution offering to GPs.

Daniel has particular expertise with the firm’s healthcare, GP and care homes clients. He has extensive experience of resolving complex property related disputes, including landlord and tenant and development issues, primary care contract issues, and GP partnership disputes. He also advises on responding to enforcement action by the Care Quality Commission and the Health and Safety Executive. 

Lisa Geary, Partner, Capsticks Solicitors LLP

Lisa is a Partner in the real estate team and is head of real estate for the Leeds office. She advises on a range of real estate matters for public and private healthcare bodies, GPs, regulatory bodies, emergency services and charity clients.

Lisa specialises in property disposals and acquisitions, site developments, strategic estate rationalisation and overage arrangements, property portfolio management, landlord and tenant and related planning and environmental matters. She has extensive experience of primary care matters including advising on sale and leasebacks, leases and the property aspects of GP practice mergers.

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