BOARD MEMBER BIOGRAPHIES 

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Dr. Thilan Bartholomeuz 

Locality Lead (Mid Notts) 
Thilan is the NATH board member for Mid-Nottinghamshire and has been in General Practice since 2008. He is a GP Partner at Abbey Medical Group and has previously been a GP Partner at Lombard Medical Centre, Newark and Sherwood Medical Partnership in Mansfield. 
 
In October 2012, Thilan became the Primary Care Cancer Lead for the CCG, and in September 2013 became a Macmillan GP in Service Redesign and Development of Cancer Pathways. 
 
In March 2016 he went on to become the Chair of Nottinghamshire Strategic Cancer Advisory Group. In early 2015 Thilan became a Governing Body member of the NHS Newark & Sherwood CCG and in October 2016, and was appointed as the Clinical Chair. 
 
Thilan is also the Mid-Notts GP representative of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS Board, ICS Clinical Reference Group, ICS Population Health Management Coordination Group and Cross Nottinghamshire Clinicians for IT Group, and in April 2020 was appointed as the Clinical Lead for Mid Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership. 
 
Thilan’s journey started in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where he received an Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery degree with Honours (MBBS) back in 2002 before moving to the UK in same year. He completed his GP training at Nottingham in 2008. During this time he completed a Diplomate of Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (DFSRH) and Diplomate of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRCOG) before doing his Postgraduate in Medical Education at De Montfort University some 4 years later. 
 
More recently, Thilan was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners. 
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Dr. Nigel Cartwright 

Locality Lead (South Notts) 
Nigel has been a local GP in a thriving practice for over 30 years, and is one of the founders here at the Nottinghamshire Alliance Training Hub as well as helping to found the Rushcliffe Training Hub back in 2015. 
 
As well as being a local trainer for over 20 years; Nigel was a Programme Director on the Nottingham GP training scheme, providing a wealth of training and learning experiences to those both in General Practice and with Nottingham University Hospitals, our Secondary Care Partners. 
 
Nigel also bears some experience assessment expertise, having been an Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) examiner since 2003. 
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Dr. Rashbal Ghattaora 

Locality Lead (Nottingham City) 
See Associate Biographies for Rashbal Ghattaora's biography. 
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Dr. Sarah Layzell 

Chair 
As Chair of the NATH Board I am responsible for holding the team accountable to its goals as outlined in its yearly strategic plan. This includes delivering high quality multi-professional health care training in the postgraduate arena whilst ensuring value for money for Health Education England. I am responsible to the GP Dean in the East Midlands for delivering the training of nearly 500 GPS in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. I have been a GP and partner in Sneinton for 25 years and realise the importance of training our own workforce, and have a masters in Inter-professional Education. 
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Nicola Payne 

Programme Manager 
See Team Biographies for Nicola Payne's biography. 
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Lisa Soultana 

Board Member 
See Associate Biographies for Lisa Soultana's biography. 
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Louise Woodward 

Board Secretary 
See Team Biographies for Louise Woodward's biography. 

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