OUR BOARD 

Our board is clinically led and supported by a multi-professional membership. 
 

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-Nottinghamshire 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. 
 

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. 
 
LYNN LAPARE 
Board Member 
 
As the current Director of Resources and Deputy Chief Executive with 10 years total experience at Nottingham Emergency Medical Service (NEMS) - Lynn is a valuable part of the team here at NATH. 
Lynn represents both NATH and NEMS as a key board member and is also a member of the Sub-Group for Finance and Remuneration Board here at NATH. 
As Director of Resources at NEMS, Lynn is responsible for managing the financial, human resources, data analysis and facilities functions of the organisation. 
Lynn’s department also provides the financial/management accounts function for NATH along with oversight in relation to HR matters. This includes leading on recruitment and ensuring HR issues are dealt with in accordance with NEMS policies and processes. 
 

DR. SARAH LAYZELL Chair 

 
With 25 years as a partner in an inner-city GP Practice, Sarah shares NATH’s passion for equal and proficient education for all individuals in the sector. 
With a number of leadership roles under her belt including; Prescribing Lead for Nottingham Primary Care Trust (PCT), Programme Director for Nottingham GP Training Scheme, and Associate Postgraduate Dean Quality Lead at East Midlands Deanery - Sarah brings great value to the NATH team. 
Today, Sarah works as Head of School for GP Training East Midlands, and East Midlands Training Hub Lead. With a Master’s Degree in Interprofessional Education, Sarah is passionate about maximising the potential of care workers everywhere. 
Sarah holds a primary medical degree from Southampton and an MSc in Medical Education from Staffordshire. She also has a postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Family Planning and Reproductive Health, Prescribing Sciences, Life Coaching and Clinical Hypnotherapy. 
 
LISA SOULTANA 
Board Secretary 
 
As a reputable Primary Care Consultant, Lisa prides herself on building strong relationships, cohesive teams and high performing boards in the primary care sector. 
She currently acts as an associate for Nottinghamshire Alliance Training Hub (NATH), on their leadership and organisational development (OD) agenda and is their board secretary. 
She is also an associate for NHS England & NHS Improvement (Midlands), on their primary care leadership and OD agenda across the Midlands and for Health Education England. As well as this she supports the maturity of Training Hubs across East Midlands. 
Lisa runs a successful leadership and OD consultancy; Enono - supporting clients from primary care organisations across the UK. 
In July 2019, Lisa was awarded a distinction for her Master’s in Business Administration (E-MBA) with Nottingham Business School, and Strategic Management and Leadership (Level 7) Chartered Management Institute. She also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Public Services Management, an honours degree in law (LL.B), and a Diploma in Social Policy and Economics. 
Lisa is a qualified change facilitator and a PRINCE2, LEAN, OD, and Everything DiSC Practitioner. 
 

DR. LISA STEINER Locality Lead (Nottingham City) 

 
Lisa’s journey in medicine began in London at UCL, where she spent some time working both locally and overseas in New Zealand. 
In 1997, she moved to Nottingham where she completed her postgraduate GP training, qualifying with Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP). 
She now works as a GP Principal, Educator and Appraiser across multiple sites in the Nottinghamshire area. 
Lisa holds an MSc degree in Health Service Research and Postgraduate Certificate of Medical Education. 
 

OUR TEAM 

Our team come from a wide range of clinical and non-clinical backgrounds and are skilled in a wealth of capabilities. 
TISH HICKEY 
Operations & Liaison Manager  
(South Notts) 
 
Tish is one of three Operations & Liaison Managers at NATH, responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the organisation at its base Fanum House. 
Tish will be the link for the primary care community within South Notts Locality whilst working alongside colleagues at NATH and the primary care networks. 
With a strong background working in the private sector, both in the UK and overseas in the fields of Business Administration, Operations and Human Resources, Tish will be supporting the business within HR, Finance and Office Management areas. 
Having worked with the Notts Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, under the umbrella of Learning and Development, leading on Events she will also support with the delivery of NATH events collaborating with the different project leads. 
 
ERRUM MUMTAZ 
GP Educator 
 
Errum is a GP in Nottingham and also the NATH GP Educator working on practice based education and workforce development for Allied Health Professionals within Primary Care.  
Errum has a keen interest in Quality Improvement and service efficiency. As a HEE Digitial Fellow, she helped developed the clinical aspects of virtual healthcare and remote consultations in Nottinghamshire. She represents fellow peers on the HEE Midlands Clinical Board and Quality Forum. She is also East Midlands Leader for the Next Generation GP - a national program of leadership education for GPs. 
 
OSCAR NGUYEN 
Communications & Engagement Officer 
 
Oscar is a Communications and Engagement Officer at NATH, responsible for delivering internal communication with a focus on both engagement and operational functions. Her role varies from website management and producing relevant content, right through to offering support on numerous NATH projects and events. 
As a trusted and reliable member of the team, Oscar brings huge value to the organisation, and plays an important role in the operational efficiency here at NATH. Oscar holds a BA degree (Hons) in Business Studies and is currently completing an MSc in Finance and Investment Banking. 
 

NICOLA PAYNE Interim Programme Lead 

 
Nicola is the Professional Lead for Nursing and Allied Health Professionals at the Training Hub. 
She previously worked on a project for Health Education England looking at the workforce development needs of the independent care sector in relation to the implementation of the Enhanced Health in Care Homes Framework - which led her to collaborating with Skills for Care, where she helped deliver part of the Well Led Programme across the Midlands and the East. 
Nicola works closely with local authorities here in Nottingham, helping to develop educational sessions for the independent care sector with the goal of improving clinical knowledge and reducing demand on urgent care services. 
Since 2018, Nicola has also been part of the Frailty Faculty at Nottingham Trent University, and is now lecturing on a range of modules at the University. 
As a member of the Health Foundation’s Q Community, Nicola has an interest in quality improvement, and founded Nottinghamshire’s Independent Care Sector Community of Practice (@Notts_CareCoP) which aims to improve professional relationships whilst reducing unwarranted variation and silo working. 
She also played an integral role in setting up the Mid Notts Proactive Care Home Service in 2015, and in 2018 was shortlisted in the Nursing Times in the ‘Rising Star’ category. 
Nicola holds a BSc degree (Hons) in Nursing, an MSc degree in Advanced Nursing and has also recently been awarded the title of ‘Queen’s Nurse’. 
 
LAURENCE QUIRK 
Operations & Liaison Manager (Nottingham City) 
 
Laurence’s is one of three Operations & Liaison Managers at NATH, responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the organisation at its base Fanum House. Laurence leads on communications and engagement working with other members of the team to ensure there is relevant and timely content for the primary care health community. Laurence will be the link for the primary care community in Nottingham City, working alongside colleagues at NATH and the primary care networks. He brings with him a range of experiences from a 30 year career in the voluntary and community sector at a local, regional and national level. At a local level Laurence’s roles came into close contact with primary care, supporting user and carer involvement in joint commissioning, promoting healthy communities and patient participation activities. Laurence holds a BSc (Hons) in Geography and a BA (Hons) in Leadership and Management. 
 
MICHELE TUTTLE 
Care Project Officer 
 
Michele is the Care Project Officer for NATH with responsibility for delivery of RESTORE2 Early Deterioration Training into care homes and home care. Her role includes extensive engagement with both care homes and home care, delivering the training and offering on-going support afterwards. Michele has a passion for supporting social care and has had two previous roles in this field. She has a varied career in this NHS having previously held positions at East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS), CityCare, the ICS, mental health, CCGs and public health. 
 
LOUISE WOODWARD 
Operations & Liaison Manager  
(Mid Notts) 
 
As Operations & Liaison Manager for Mid-Notts, Louise is the main point of contact for primary and community care colleagues across this locality, assisting with queries regarding workforce development and what NATH can offer (e.g. funding, events and training opportunities). She project manages some of NATH’s projects (e.g. the ShinyMind App) and HEE Core Functions, supporting project leads to deliver learning and development interventions across the county. She also leads on NATH’s brand and identity as well as the creative side to communications and strategies. She is a PRINCE2 Practitioner, values being driven, creative, supportive, trustful and belonging to an inclusive community, sparking her motivation in this role. 
 

SHELLY WORSLEY Operational Placement Lead 

 
Shelly’s career began in 2003 as an Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) in acute adult mental healthcare, and now acts as our lead Nurse for Education. 
Whilst working in the in-patient setting early in her career, Shelly became involved in the quality assurance of student placements, which grew into a passion for education and inter-professional learning and facilitation. 
In 2009 Shelly left clinical practice to embark on a career in the quality assurance, management and growth of pre-registration student placements for Nursing, Return to Practice Nurses, Nursing Associates, Midwives, and Allied Health Professionals. 
More recently, Shelly has led and implemented a number of successful projects that helped to shape the education of primary care workforces across Nottinghamshire. 
Shelly is currently undertaking a PG certificate in Clinical Supervision and holds a Diploma in Nursing as well as a degree in Health and Social Care.  
 

OUR ASSOCIATES 

Our team are supported by associates and fellows. 

SARAH CHALMERS-PAGE Evidence & Evaluation Associate 

 
Sarah is an experienced NHS Manager also working as a Freelance Consultant in Healthcare evaluation, evidence, improvement and strategy since 2014. 
Experienced in primary, community and hospital care, and having worked for the likes of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for just shy of 4 years, Sarah brings a wealth of experience to the team. 
As an associate of NATH, Sarah has conducted an evaluation of NATH’s GP Fellowship Programme; a governance review of integrated urgent care workers evaluating the implementation of several new roles in primary care and strategic development across the organisation. 
As a Freelancer, she has also evaluated a range of health and social care developments including homeless health services in London; positive risk in services for people with Alzheimer’s Disease in Wales, and provided support for the development of Strategic Transformation Plans in the North East of England. 
Sarah also holds an MA in Psychology, an MSc in Healthcare Leadership and Management and a PGC in Health Economics. 
 

DR. ADELE CRESSWELL Mental Health Project Associate 

 
As a former NHS Manager with experience at Senior and Board levels in Primary Care Trusts and in a Mental Health Trust - we’re proud to welcome Adele to the NATH team. 
Adele is an Honorary Assistant Professor in the Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership, and Learning (CHILL) and is currently the Lay Director on the Nottingham City GP Alliance, Lay Member on the Vale of Trent Faculty of the Royal College of Physicians. 
In addition, Adele acts as a Trustee of Lifeskills - a charity providing drug and knife crime education in schools. Adele also teaches and supervises various masters programmes helping nurture upcoming talent in the healthcare sector. 
 

DR. PAUL DAVIS GP Fellow & Mental Health  Project Associate 

 
Paul’s time is split between working as a GP Fellow at the Training Hub, operating as a GP at the Orchard Surgery in Kegworth and completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education at the University of Nottingham. 
His work at the Training Hub is predominantly focused on mental health, looking at the role of prescribing practice nurses and the scope for extended involvement in Mental Health reviews within primary care. 
 

ADAM JONES Associate Project Manager - Workforce Development  

 
Adam is an Associate Project Manager for NATH 
He is primarily focused on Workforce Development and Planning where he brings a fresh perspective to the challenges within Primary Care, having come from a background in HR, Pharmacy Operations and Retail Operations. 
Adam has years of Project Management and support experience and is particularly keen on championing Continuous Improvement practices and identifying new ways of working. 
He is adept at utilizing workforce data in order to provide budgeting and forecast solutions, “what-if” analyses and delivering actionable insight to promote workforce transformation. 
Within NATH Adam is helping to expand our understanding of the workforce data that we hold, identify new opportunities both in the workforce and our data practices and deliver substantive projects. 
 

DR. JOHN LU  GP Fellow & Mental Health  Project Associate 

 
As a practising GP and experienced as a Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at NUH, John is pleased to be part of NATH and provide invaluable training to care workers across the country. 
In recent months, John and his team are developing Adult Mental Health Educational Modules for undergraduate General Practising Nursing, Nurse Prescribers and Advanced Nurse Practitioners; which he is confident will make a real difference to their care and practises. 
John holds a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBBS), as well as an Associate Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons certificate, Doctor of Medicine. 
 

SARAH PARTRIDGE Pharmacy Project Associate 

 
Sarah leads a clinical supervision project at NATH. Initially aimed at clinical pharmacists Sarah is developing clinical supervision processes, resources and solutions for the whole practice team. Sarah is a GP Practice Pharmacist based at Platform One Practice in Nottingham City. Having worked in primary care for 5 years she has experience of working in hospitals, community and university. Sarah has an interest in education and development of the primary care workforce and brings a wealth of experience to the team. Sarah has a Master of Pharmacy, as well as a Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy Practice and Postgraduate Certificate in Prescribing Studies. 
 
DR. DAVID PEACHEY 
GP Associate 
GP Assistant Project 
 
David is a practising GP currently working at St. George’s Medical Practice in West Bridgford. Although born and raised here in Nottingham, David went on to train at Sheffield Medical School before returning to the area to complete his foundation training shortly after. Working with NATH, David has a keen interest in the role of Physician Associates. Exploring everything from training, to visiting universities where they are trained, right through to exploring the local need for placements. 
Now at the start of his second year fellowship, David’s time is split between teaching at the University of Nottingham, working within the alliance of NATH and leading 6 clinical sessions at St George's Medical Practice. 
David also acts as a GP tutor for 4th year students in his clinical work at St. George’s, and has vast experience in teaching across multiple undergraduate year groups. 
 

JULIE REID New to Practice Project Associate 

 
As a past Chair to the N&S Practice Manager Forum, Chair to N&S PBC Board, and Co-Founder of the Collingham Healthcare Education Centre (CHEC) - Julie is a great asset to the NATH team. 
With 25 years in general management, Julie has an impressive 18 years in Primary Care and is an active advocate for practice management in several arenas (i.e. CMI, Notts LMC, IHM, PCN) and now here at NATH. 
 
LISA SOULTANA 
Workforce Development Associate 
 
As a reputable Primary Care Consultant, Lisa prides herself on building strong relationships, cohesive teams and high performing boards in the primary care sector. 
She currently acts as an associate for Nottinghamshire Alliance Training Hub (NATH), on their leadership and organisational development (OD) agenda and is their board secretary. 
She is also an associate for NHS England & NHS Improvement (Midlands), on their primary care leadership and OD agenda across the Midlands and for Health Education England and supports the maturity of Training Hubs across East Midlands. 
Lisa runs a successful leadership and OD consultancy; Enono - supporting clients from primary care organisations across the UK. 
In July 2019, Lisa was awarded a distinction for her Master’s in Business Administration (E-MBA) with Nottingham Business School, and Strategic Management and Leadership (Level 7) Chartered Management Institute. She also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Public Services Management, an honours degree in law (LL.B), and a Diploma in Social Policy and Economics. 
Lisa is a qualified change facilitator and a PRINCE2, LEAN, OD, and Everything DiSC Practitioner. 
 
DR. JAMES WALDRON 
GP Associate 
 
James has many roles and responsibilities across the Nottinghamshire region. 
As a practising GP here in Nottingham, James also represents the ICS and Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) First 5 Group and works as a GP tutor in the Phoenix Programme. 
Over the last few years James has organised and chaired a number of conferences in the healthcare space, as well as educational evenings and engagement events both in person and online. 
He also works as an Associate with the Training Hub, running and developing educational programmes as well as a variety of other events. 
James holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education and is currently undertaking HEE – Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) programme. 
 

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