Clinical Leadership

Clinical Leadership

Nottinghamshire LMC comprises up to 18 elected members, representing more than 700 GPs, plus co-opted representatives of practice managers and GP registrars.

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Dr Marcus Bicknell

Position: Committee Member/Director

Dr Marcus Bicknell has represented the LMC since 1998, leading on substance misuse. In 2009 he was elected to represent Prison GPs on the GPC. In 2010 he became Chair of the RCGP secure environments group. Subsequently, Marcus Chaired the Norcomm Cluster of Nottingham CCG and was Vice Chair of both the Health and Wellbeing Board and LMC. He retired as senior partner of The Beechdale Medical Group in August 2019 and remains clinically active with a special interest in mental health, addiction and forensic primary care.

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Dr Laura Foxwell

Position: Committee Member

Dr Laura Foxwell went to medical school in London but decided to return to the Midlands to do her VTS training. Since qualifying she has worked as a salaried GP at Stenhouse Medical Centre in Arnold and is now a partner at Elmswood Surgery in Sherwood.

She is also a GP trainer and has an interest in family planning and palliative care.

Dr Hussain Gandhi

Position: Committee Member

Organisation: The Wellspring Surgery

Dr Hussain Gandhi is a GP and trainer in Nottingham city working at Wellspring Surgery. He is also a national RCGP council representative, treasurer of GPSurvival and a clinical director of Nottingham City PCN. He also holds various other roles including supporting clinicians with technology-enhanced primary care and learning with my eGPlearning platform.

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Dr Helen Garr

Position: Committee Member

Dr Helen Garr is a portfolio GP working at the University of Nottingham health service and in urgent care with a keen interest in mental health and wellbeing.

She is passionate about supporting the wellbeing of health care professionals and is the Clinical Lead of NHS Practitioner Health, a national service supporting doctors and dentists with mental health and addiction difficulties.

She has a background in psychology and nursing prior to entering medicine and utilises her psychology interest to underpin her work as a coach and mentor for doctors. She is a PHE clinical champion for physical activity and a Director of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine.

Dr Garr is a recognised leader in the field of health care professional wellbeing and has delivered many national key note speeches and wellbeing workshops. She is also Nottinghamshire LMC Wellbeing lead and sits on the RCGP National wellbeing working group and BMA wellbeing stakeholders committee.

Alongside her keen interest in wellbeing Dr Garr can be found running half marathons, practising mindfulness and can be found on social media @TheWellbeingGP.

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Dr Jennifer Moss Langfield

Position: Treasurer/Director

Dr Jennifer Moss Langfield is a graduate of Nottingham University Medical School and completed her GP training in Mansfield in 2012.

She is the First5 lead on the Vale of Trent RCGP Faculty board and is on the First5 committee nationally.

She has been a GP partner in Bulwell, Nottingham and prior to this has worked as both a salaried and sessional GP.

Jen has interests in Dermatology and Medicines Management and Medical Education and is in the process of becoming a GP trainer.

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Dr Om Sharma

Position: Committee Member

Greenfields Medical Centre
12 Terrace Street
Hyson Green
Nottingham
NG7 6ER
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Dr Arun Tangri

Position: Committee Member

Riverlyn Medical Centre
Station Road
Bulwell
Nottingham
NG6 9AA
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Dr Martha Berhanu

Position: Committee Member

Dr Martha Berhanu completed her first degree in neurosciences at the University of Nottingham then went on to complete the graduate entry medicine course.

She graduated from the Nottingham VTS scheme in 2017 and has been working as a salaried, Out of Hours and locum GP ever since. Martha is currently working as a locum GP across the Nottinghamshire patch.

Dr Berhanu joined the LMC in 2018, as she wanted to be part of a team trying to improve the day to day workings of general practice and to advocate for colleagues.

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Dr Aneel Bilkhu

Position: Committee Member

Dr Aneel Bilkhu qualified in Leeds and returned to Nottingham where he completed his VTS and has been working as a partner in Hucknall for the past 10 years.

Aneel has completed an MSC in sports and exercise medicine and has a particular interest in education and enjoys teaching the medical students, registrars and foundation trainees at the practice; he is a qualified as a GP trainer.

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Dr Khalid Butt

Position: Committee Member

Dr Khalid Butt qualified in 1986 at Leicester before joining Oakwood Surgery which is a large practice with almost 15,000 patients in Mansfield Woodhouse. He has served on the LMC since 1999.

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Dr Greg Place

Position: Chairman/Director

Dr Greg Place has been a GP locally for over 30 years, and involved in the LMC for more than half that time. He has recently acquired an interest in teaching and has first, second and fifth year medical students. Greg makes the occasional media appearance and outside medicine and is a keen amateur musician.

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Dr Carter Singh MBE

Position: Vice Chairman/Director

Dr Carter Singh MBE, is a Fellow of The Royal College of General Practitioners and a full time GP partner at Willowbrook Medical practice, Nottinghamshire. Carter qualified in 2005 from Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’ School of Medicine, London. Dr Carter Singh also has a degree in Psychology from King’s College London which helps him to augment his General Practice work by providing a more holistic approach.

During his medical training he was awarded the Preiskel Prize in Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons and also a travelling award from the British Association of Plastic Surgeons which he utilised to train at world-renowned centres of plastic and reconstructive surgery including The MD Anderson Cancer Institute in Houston, Texas and also the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan.

He subsequently trained as a GP in Mansfield. During his training he worked and gained experience in Vascular/General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Accident & Emergency, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Haematology, Oncology, Palliative Care and General Medicine. He is a former Governing Body Board Member for the Mansfield & Ashfield CCG and also a GP Committee Member of the Clinical Effectiveness Committee for the NHS Greater Nottingham Clinical Commissioning Partnership. Dr Carter Singh has been awarded no less than six awards and prizes by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) during his General Practice training and career.

Dr Carter Singh has published widely in both national and international journals. He has appeared widely in the media and provided his expert opinion in both the press and TV. He became a member of the RCGP in 2010 and was subsequently awarded the honour of Fellowship of the RCGP in 2017. Dr Carter Singh is also a Fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leadership & Management (FMLM). In 2019, Dr Carter Singh was honoured to be awarded the NHS Parliamentary Award for ‘Excellence in Primary Care’ at the House of Commons. In 2020, Dr Carter Singh was awarded the Honour of MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in recognition of his services to healthcare during the COVID-19 Pandemic in helping disadvantaged, vulnerable at-risk groups including ethnic minority communities and those with Learning Disability.

He is passionate about his special interest in Minor Surgery and caring for those with Learning Disabilities. He is a longstanding GP Board Member on the Vale of Trent RCGP Faculty and is also on the National RCGP Council. He brings his expert knowledge of strategic commissioning, audit/clinical governance and breadth of frontline clinical knowledge to the LMC.

The health service is overstretched and under-resourced and continually faces emerging risks and Dr Carter Singh’s understanding of the health system architecture allows him to contribute to the LMC to drive positive and meaningful change.

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Dr Andrew Sommers

Position: Committee Member

Dr Andy Sommers qualified in Leicester in 1994. He is currently a GP partner at Millview Surgery in Mansfield.

Previous roles include BASICS immediate Care Doctor, GPSI in Substance Misuse and CCG mental health lead.

He is passionate about the important of general practice and generalists and joined the LMC to help support this vital role.

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Lauren Taylor

Position: Committee Member

Dr Lauren Taylor qualified from the Nottingham GP training scheme, having graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2014. She has worked in the East Midlands since she qualified as a doctor and joined the LMC committee in August 2020.

Lauren has interests in primary care research, clinical leadership and strategy, ENT and mental health. She is taking on a fellowship role with a focus on care homes at Rushcliffe PCN for the year 2020-21 and works as a salaried GP at Castle Healthcare Practice.

Lauren is passionate about improving and innovating primary care services and has joined the LMC committee to be able to drive change within General Practice. Outside of medicine, she loves yoga, running and good food.

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Dr R Kalindi Krishna Tumurugoti

Position: Committee Member/Director

Dr Kalindi Krishna Tumurugoti is portfolio GP, doing locum work and out of hours sessional work. He was previously a GP partner.

He has been on LMC since September 2011, firstly as trainee representative then as a full member. He is also currently co-deputy chair of BMA East Midlands and chairs Notts LMC sessional subcommittee. He represents sessional GPs, as East Midlands Representative, on the UK Sessional GPs’ committee. He also sits on the board of RCGP Vale of Trent Faculty.

He is interested in Clinical Leadership, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Urgent Care, Information Governance and Orthopaedics.

You can find him on Twitter @KalindiKrishna.

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Dr David Wicks

Position: Committee Member

Dr David Wicks trained at Nottingham Medical School and completed junior doctor posts at QMC, Nottingham City and Kings Mill Hospitals. He now works in Newark as a partner at the Fountain Medical Centre.

David came into medicine late. In 1992, he graduated from Nottingham University with a degree in Chemistry. He then worked for Burmah Castrol in product marketing for a few years. He graduated from UMIST with a Masters in Marketing and subsequently worked for Proctor and Gamble Pharmaceuticals in sales and marketing before embarking on a medical degree.

Dr Wicks is interested in prescribing and patient liaison work. He is the Nottingham CCG Prescribing lead, representing the mid-Notts area.

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Two Vacancies available for Bassetlaw

Position: Committee member

We are looking for two Bassetlaw GPs to represent the area on our committee. The seats are currently empty and we are eager to get local representation as soon as possible. If you’re interested in getting involved please contact office@nottslmc.co.uk for more information.

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Dr Peter Holden

Position: Co-opted Committee Member

Dr Peter Holden is a co-opted member of the committee as the local representative of the national General Practitioners Committee. He manages to balance this role with being the senior partner in a Derbyshire GP practice and working for the Air Ambulances in the East Midlands and East of England.

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Robana Hussain-Mills

Position: Co-opted Committee Member

Robana Hussain-Mills has worked in primary care within Nottingham since 2004 as a practice nurse. She also has two other roles, working as the Deputy Clinical Director of Nottingham City East PCN and Head of Professional Standards and Leadership for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCGs. Robana is also the deputy chair of the Nursing and Midwifery cabinet for Notts ICS.

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Julie Reid

Position: Co-opted Committee Member

Julie Reid is one of the LMC’s co-opted practice manager members. She is a non-clinical partner at Collingham Medical Centre near Newark.

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Joanne Sherwood

Position: Co-opted Committee Member

Joanne Sherwood has been one of the LMC’s co-opted practice manager members since 2018. She has been the practice manager at Wellspring Surgery in St Ann’s, Nottingham since 1996.

Having held previous roles within the NHS, Joanne has over 27 years of experience. She believes her breadth and depth of knowledge of all aspects of general practice from practice continuity and investment through to the specific needs of patients and staff, together with her passion for providing the best service possible make her a clear and lucid advocate for the teams she represents.