Team Biographies 


James Baillon 

Data Analytics Manager 
James is responsible for providing the Training Hub with data capture, analysis and reporting, whilst supporting project work streams, focussing on Primary and Social Care initiatives. He believes the role of data analytics and an evidence-based approach is integral to making effective decisions. He hopes to draw on his expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods and analysis to support NATH with the delivery of excellent healthcare by educating, informing and enhancing the primary and community care workforce. 
James holds an MSc in Psychology and an MSc in Health Psychology, and is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society. 

Gemma Bird 

Lead Practice Nurse for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire 
Gemma supports newly qualified nurses and nurses new to practice to develop within their role. This can be via additional mentorship or sign-posting to additional training and funding opportunities. She has also recently taken the position of ICP Practice Nurse Lead for Mid-Notts and the Professional Nurse Advocate Lead role. She is keen to be the representative and work collaboratively with all areas of health and social care within the locality to improve services and patient outcomes. 
Gemma has a BSc in Adult Nursing and is a practice nurse herself. Her biggest area of clinical interest is within long-term condition management. Gemma is currently completing her PG Cert in Diabetes. 

Rachel Burrows 

General Practice Nurse (GPN) Educator 
Rachel’s role involves the provision of support, supervision and guidance for Trainee Nursing Associates, qualified Nursing Associates and General Practice Nurses who are new to their roles within general practice. This is with the aim of promoting a positive learning experience for these groups and improving workforce resilience and retention. 
Rachel has a BSc in Adult Nursing and works as a Lead Practice Nurse at Orchard Surgery. Rachel also works as a General Practice Nurse Assessor for De Montfort University and is passionate about increasing the profile of general practice nursing as a career choice for newly qualified Nurses. 

Penny Guard 

Learning and Development Manager 
Penny is the Training Hub lead for Primary Care Apprenticeships and the development of Primary Care Student Placements, supporting Primary Care Networks and Primary Care organisations to create robust workforce plans based on current and future population health needs. 
Before working at NATH, Penny spent over 20 years in the learning and development sector specialising in managing, designing, quality assurance and delivery of apprenticeships and short courses, qualified as an assessor, tutor and IQA, involved in the development of the new apprenticeship standards that included Health Care, Aviation, Hospitality, Customer Service, Logistics, Finance, Early Years and Retail. 

Denise Harnett 

Operations & Events Administrator 
Denise provides business, project, meeting and event administrative support to the NATH team. This involves approving event requests and supporting them from start to finish, including publishing details on our Eventbrite site and NATH events webpages. She also co-manages the central alliance inbox alongside Sharon Hovey. 
Having spent 10 years providing training to the legal community in Birmingham, she felt that it was time for a change and move into providing training for those who work in Primary Care. You can find out more about her background via Denise’s LinkedIn profile. Denise is passionate about providing quality training to support those working within Primary Care. 

Sharon Hovey 

Administration Assistant 
Sharon joined the NATH team in April 2021 and will be providing support to the whole team with all areas of administration. Sharon has experience of working in a variety of roles across the public sector including both the NHS and Prison Service. She has worked as a teaching assistant at Rampton and staff learning and development co-ordinator for the Prison Service ensuring all staff were fully trained in their various roles. She also volunteers at Newark's Covid-19 vaccination centre. 
Sharon loves helping people, trying to make a difference and strives to help people further their careers. 

Kate Knowles 

Integrated Care System Advanced Practice (AP) Project Lead 
Kate has joined NATH in a year’s part-time secondment from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH). She is responsible for leading on the implementation of the Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System (ICS) Advanced Practitioner (AP) Agenda and will support the ICS AP Steering Group in developing and implementing a multi-professional ICS advanced practice strategy. 
Having completed the MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice at the University of Nottingham (UoN) Kate also works part-time as an AP within Acute Medicine, Medicine Divisional Lead AP at NUH and Assistant Honorary Professor UoN. Previous accomplishments include Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow (2017). 

Jamie Lambert-Smith 

Communications and Engagement Assistant 
Jamie is responsible for the Training Hub’s digital communication needs and dealing with requests for the design and creation of online content, publications, and other materials such as the NATH newsletter. 
Before working at NATH, Jamie spent over 25 years in design, marketing, and content creation, working in the industry since graduating with a degree in Graphic Design from Nottingham Trent University. He has worked in design agencies and as an in-house designer for the RNIB, where he became aware of the importance of making information design accessible for everyone. 

Charlotte McIvor 

General Practice Nurse (GPN) Educator 
Bio coming soon... 

Dr Errum Mumtaz 

Educator Lead 
Errum qualified as a GP from Nottingham VTS in 2019. She is a practicing GP in Ilkeston and the Educator Lead at NATH, co-managing several NATH works streams including Quality Assurance Framework for learning environments, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), and Differential Attainment. She is enthusiastic about supporting primary care colleagues to have fulfilling and sustainable careers. 
Alongside her clinical and non-clinical work, she is also completing her Post-graduate certificate in Clinical leadership, Research and Education. Outside of work, Errum enjoys travelling, socialising with friends and spending quality family time with her twin girls. 

Laurence Quirk 

Programme Manager 
Coming soon 

Sarah Thomas 

Primary Care Evidence Support Librarian 
Sarah’s role involves training in literature searching, critical appraisal and finding the evidence using a variety of electronic resources. She carries out evidence searches on behalf of staff and stakeholders. Prior to working in Librarianship, she was a nurse, and worked clinically for thirteen years; which gave her a good understanding of the information needs of healthcare staff. She has always enjoyed teaching, and this role has given her the opportunity to bring together her knowledge and experience from nursing, and her Literature Searching and Librarianship skills.  
Sarah has an MSc Econ in Library and Information Studies and a Diploma in Nursing (Project 2000 Adult Branch). 

Michele Tuttle 

Care Project Officer 
Michele is the Care Project Officer for NATH with responsibility for supporting care homes and home care providers in the uptake of apprenticeships and placements. She is also working with the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG to deliver training into care homes to prepare them for MDTs and Ward Rounds. 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 
Louise leads the NATH Operations Team and primarily manages all our marketing, communications and engagement across our website, newsletters and social media accounts. She leads on NATH’s brand and identity, as well as the creative side to communications, surveys and strategies. She project manages some of NATH’s initiatives and trains team members on IT systems and processes. She is also the NATH Board Secretary. 
She is a PRINCE2 Practitioner, values being driven, creative, supportive, trustful and belonging to an inclusive community, sparking her motivation in this role. In September 2021, she started studying towards a Digital Marketer Degree Apprenticeship. 
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