Meet the Team

Meet The Team

Dr Adam Staten - Chair

Adam Staten is a GP partner at the Red House Surgery in Bletchley where he has worked since 2016. He trained at Cambridge University and King's College London, and completed a short service commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps before returning to the NHS for GP training.

He first started working for MKGP in 2017 in the role of Medical Director and took over as Chair in September 2019.


Andrew Harrington - CEO

Andrew is an Executive Leader with over thirty years’ experience in health and care.
He has worked within the domains of acute, community and mental health provision, in commissioning and national as Chief Nurse for Guernsey.

He is a qualified nurse and executive coach.

Andrew believes passionately in integration and working at scale. Together we are all stronger and can achieve much more, and cost a lot less.

DR Neil Douse - Finance Director

Dr Neil Douse is originally from Bletchley, and having worked as a junior doctor at MKUH became a partner at the Stonedean Practice in Stony Stratford in 1998, and has worked there full time since then.

Neil has been a director for MKGP Limited since its formation and is the Treasurer and Vice-Chair.

Dr Thao Nguyen - Clinical Director

Dr Thao Nguyen has been a General Practitioner since 2009 and started her career as a GP Partner at Parkside Medical Centre, Bletchley.

Thao is passionate about service improvement and improving quality of care.

Dr Darren Moore - Director

Dr Darren Moore has been a GP Partner at Milton Keynes Village Practice since 2002 and has been a director at MKGP since it started.

Darren wants to keep General Practice at the heart of healthcare and strongly feels that by supporting each other and working together through a Federation, it will improve care for patients. 

Francine Godrich - Company Secretary

Francine Godrich is qualified solicitor with 14 years’ experience, the last 7 of which were spent working as a legal adviser to Primary Care providers. Francine has a proven track record of ensuring that the legal requirements of an organisation are met and is an experienced company secretary and non-executive director.

Francine believes that health systems which focus on Primary Care delivery make for better health outcomes for patients and is keen to support the Federation in its mission to offer improved access and extended services to patients and integrating Primary Care in wider health and community services.​

Frances Baverstock - Nurse/AHP Lead

Frances is a Registered Nurse who has worked within Primary care for the past 16 years. She has a passion for General Practice Nursing especially within Respiratory Care. Frances currently works clinically at Wolverton Health Centre as their lead nurse and Nurse Practitioner.

As Nurse/AHP Lead Frances focuses on collaborative working within general practice across practices, networks and the wider ICS of BLMK. She is the founder of the Nurse/AHP Forum within Milton Keynes and runs a successful WhatsApp support group for the members. She has recently been awarded the Chief Nursing Officers Award for Nursing Excellence.

Laura Lucas - Practice Manager Lead

Laura has been a Practice Manager for Bedford Street Surgery and Furzton Medical Centre for 7 years.

Lauras previous roles have included stepping in as locality lead for what was the South Locality and then supported the Clinical lead in an admin role for this position.

Prior to becoming a Practice Manager Laura was employed as a Medicines Management Technician for the Pharmaceutical Advisors, working in various practices in Milton Keynes.

She is currently taking on a new challenge of becoming Business Manager for the SouthWest Network.

Dr Kirsty Creed – Medical Director

Dr Kirsty Creed qualified in 2012 from Southampton University and has spent time during her training in both primary and secondary care.

Kirsty now works as a salaried GP at  Whaddon Medical Centre where she has a special interest in Palliative Care and is one of the Safeguarding leads. Kirsty also works in Urgent Care, enjoying the variety and breadth of experience these different roles allow.

Michelle Danks - COO/Executive Nurse

Michelle qualified as a nurse in 2011 after graduating from Sheffield University. Through her nursing career, she has worked in both primary and secondary care.

She is fully qualified in palliative care, urgent care, minor illness, nurse prescriber, primary care practice management, CQC Specialist Advisor and leads on Governance, Quality and CQC.

In 2016 Michelle was awarded the Queens Nurse title through providing the highest standards in patient care.

Steve Kemp - Head of Programmes

Steve joined the Federation in May 2017 as a project manager focused upon the set-up of the company, then in February 2018 he was appointed as Executive Head of Change Programmes.

Steves introduction to the Federation came following his role as programme manager for the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund here in Milton Keynes. Steve and his family have recently moved to the area, and he is determined to make a difference for all the residents of Milton Keynes

Asmita Gandhi - Head of Finance

Asmita is an Executive Head of Finance. She joined the Federation in February 2018.

She is qualified as a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of experience in finance including mid-level position within SME industries. She has worked in various commercial and industrial sectors.

She is keen and looking forward to making a positive contribution to the Federation.

Clare Briars - Service Delivery Manager

Clare joined The Federation in October 2018. She has worked in the NHS for approximately 15 years starting out as a GP receptionist and working up to being a Practice Manager.

She has a wealth of experience with regard to CQC having experienced numerous inspections and this puts her in good stead to share this learning with member practices.

Sarah Riley - Project Support Officer

Sarah joined the Federation in March 2018. She has 10 years office experience and brings knowledge of organisation and engagement to the Federation.

In July 2018 she began a new role of Project Support Officer and has enjoyed launching Clarity Team Net within the practices in Milton Keynes.

Meenu Dua - Management Accountant

Meenu moved over from MKUCS and joined the Federation in April 2018 as a Management Accountant. She is a certified Chartered Accountant with over 7 years of experience in various fields of finance and working in the NHS. She has been handling the payments section of GPAF and is keen to make a positive contribution to the Federation.

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