Meet the Team
Meet The Team - MKGP Plus Ltd
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.
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.
Tom Dennehy - Director of Finance
Thomas has over fifteen years’ experience working in finance within a variety of senior management roles, covering both acute & primary care provider NHS services.
A registered chartered accountant; he specialises in all areas of financial management including M&A and best practice approaches to data collection, data analytics and financial modelling.
Dr Paisley Ifould - Interim Medical Director
Dr Paisley Ifould qualified from The University of Leeds in 2008 and after working across Oxford and Aylesbury she completed GP training in 2013 in Milton Keynes.
Over the last 5 years she has worked as a GP partner in Ampthill with an interest in mentoring clinical pharmacists and mental health. Since the start of 2020 she has embarked on a new challenge of a portfolio career combining locum work alongside her MKGP Plus roles and is enjoying the diversity this offers.
Dr Richard Simpson - Interim Medical Director
Dr Simpson studied undergraduate degrees at both the medical and law school at the University of Manchester before completing foundation and GP training in the Oxford Deanery in 2009. He has worked as a GP in Milton Keynes since 2016 and has interests in medical law & ethics, medical education, respiratory medicine and diabetes.
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.
Steve Kemp - Deputy CEO
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 Ministers 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
Michelle Danks - Director of Governance and Performance/Executive Nurse
Meenu Dua - Senior Finance Manager
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.
Clare Briars - Operations 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 - Corporate Business and PCN Operations Manager
Sarah joined the Federation in March 2018. She has over 10 years experience and brings her enthusiasm for organisation and engagement to the Federation.
Sarah oversees the PCN services for MKGP
Rebecca Potter - Operations Manager
Rebecca joined the Federation in 2020.
Rebecca has worked in the NHS for 20 years, working as a Higher Specialist Biomedical Scientist in the field of Cellular Pathology. Rebecca has worked in large teaching hospitals in London, Cambridge and Milton Keynes, where she was involved in ISO inspections and led large teams.
Rebecca has a keen interest in quality and improvement.
Dr Bekki Bloxham - GPAF Clinical Lead
Dr Bekki Bloxham qualified from Kings College London in 2012 and has worked in both Milton Keynes and Oxford during her GP training.
Bekki now works as a salaried GP at Milton Keynes Village Practice. She became clinical lead for GPAF in the summer of 2020.
Rajiv Nandha - Pharmacy Lead
Jan Curtis - Finance Support Officer
Jan has come from an Educational Administration background having spent the last 10 years in a Secondary School setting for Special Educational Needs.
Having joined the team in February 2020 just prior to Covid-19 Lockdown, as Office Administrator, Jan progressed into the role of Finance Support Officer and is enjoying taking on the new challenges this role brings.