Members of the Alliance are all Clinical Directors from the 14 Primary Care Networks in Lincolnshire.
Click on each of the sections below to find out more about them.
Dr Rama Mark qualified in 1984 from Delhi University. She followed her urologist husband to the UK and worked in South East Kent and obtained her membership of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology before moving to Lincoln to retrain as a General Practitioner.
Rama has been a GP at the Birchwood Medical practice for 20 years and additionally is a GP with special interest in Gynaecology and a valued primary care gynaecology resource for the CCG. She is also a clinical supervisor for foundation year doctors and takes an active part in the education of the large GP trainee cohort that train at her practice.
Rama is now the Joint clinical director of Apex PCN in Lincoln along with her colleague Dr Smith. In her role as CD she is committed to addressing the population needs of her PCN by working collaboratively with member practices and community providers to improve the health outcomes in her area. The PCN alliance has lent her an opportunity to take an active role in raising awareness of BAME issues within the NHS and also help shape the digital workstream within the CCG.
Dr Craig Kelly qualified at UCL, London in 1986 and did his vocational training in Cambridgeshire before moving to Swineshead Medical Group in 1990 where he is now the senior partner.
Professionally he has been involved with general practice education, assessment and performance and was the Associate Postgraduate Dean and Foundation Programme General Practice Director for the East Midlands. He has worked for the National Clinical Assessment Service and was an adviser for CQC and the Royal College of GPs for practices in special measures. He is still a senior educator and examiner for the RCGP and a NHS appraiser.
Prior to becoming the Clinical Director for Boston Primary Care Network he was the clinical lead for the Boston Neighbourhood team.
The Boston population has particular needs and Craig’s ambition is to direct change in the long term to help the whole population. He has an inclusive and facilitating approach and is supported by a strong team to help with this. The PCN Alliance is the platform by which the whole of Lincolnshire can improve and develop primary care whilst maintaining the emphasis on the needs of individual PCNs.
I trained in Bloemfontein South Africa and qualified in 1995. I completed my UK GP vocational training in Peterborough in 2002. I am currently a GP Partner at St John’s Medical Centre, Grantham, a Director of the Grantham Primary Care Network and a Board member of the K2 Federation.
My personal interests include rugby and golf.
I qualified in 1986 at Manchester University and worked in the North West.
I completed his vocational training for general practice before moving to Lincoln in 1991 as a GP principal and still at the same practice.
I was an Executive Board Member for the Out of Hours co-operative and became Chair of the Practice Based Commissioning group where I was the clinical lead for the Frailty project which he still is for the CCG. The project started in 2008.
I also set up a federation of GP practices in Lincolnshire called Optimus.
More recently he was the Accountable Officer for Lincolnshire West CCG, whilst continuing to care for patients at his practice in Lincoln. I was an executive member of the Lincolnshire STP with SRO roles in the Integrated Community Care and GPFV programs.
I am now the clinical director of Marina PCN in Lincoln.
Having been appointed as the director of my PCN, I was keen to reach out to my fellow clinical directors to share best practice, understand the issues we face but most importantly, se how together we get the best possible service and outcomes for the people of Lincolnshire, our patients. As an Alliance, I believe we have an opportunity as never before, to make our general practice service the best it can be.
Dr Adeel Asim has worked in a number of NHS organisations, in different parts of the country and in various hospitals over a period of more than 15 years. He was trained as a GP in Boston, Lincolnshire.
He joined Westside Surgery, Boston, Lincs in 2011. He was the senior partner at his practice from 2015 till it merged with another practice in 2018. He joined Deepings Practice in 2019 as a partner. Dr Asim worked as elected vice-chair of Boston locality of Lincolnshire East CCG (LECCG) from Feb 2017 till Feb 2019. He was the lead for diabetes and MSK Services for LECCG.
Currently, He is the Clinical Director for his local Primary Care network which is responsible for a population of around 65,000 patients between four GP Practices.
He is a GP trainer. After joining Westside Surgery, He established it as a training practice. They hosted GP trainees, foundation year doctors and medical students. He is now a GP Trainer at Deepings Practice. He is also a panel member for GP recruitment.
He has a keen interest in health education, system reforms, funding value for money, NHS contracting and service delivery in order to ensure both excellent safety and patient experience.
He is representing South Lincolnshire (previously East Lincolnshire) and has been on the LMC Committee for a number of years.
I completed my training at St George’s Hospital Medical School in London in 1996 then chose to relocate to Lincolnshire for my GP vocational training, working at Lincoln County Hospital and a practice near Lincoln. In 2002 I joined Brant Road Surgery as a partner where I continue to work now.
In 2015 the group of practices to the south of Lincoln formed a GP Federation called South Lincoln Healthcare. As a Director of the Federation, I was involved in the set up and leadership from the start. In 2019 the same group of practices became South Lincoln Healthcare PCN and now the PCN and Federation run alongside each other. I am joint Clinical Director of the PCN alongside a GP colleague.
I am clinical lead for the HomeHealth care home service in the South Lincoln Healthcare area; a specialist team of Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Occupational Therapist working closely with practices to enhance the care of residents. I have been involved from the initial design through to securing funding, partnership working with Lincolnshire Community Health Services, implementation and development to create the successful service that is now in place.
The formation of PCNs has allowed new GP clinical leaders to step forward and has given us an opportunity to really make a difference to how care is delivered to our own population. Although much of what we do is very much local, it is clear that the PCN Clinical Directors have a lot in common in terms of our needs and aims within the Lincolnshire health and care system. Forming the PCN Alliance has allowed us to come together to share ideas, support each other and work together on common goals and provide a voice for primary care in Lincolnshire. As the vice-chair of the PCN Alliance I hope to build on our early successes, both to support my own PCN in achieving excellent population health management, and to strengthen the PCN Alliance’s position, all with the aim of improving the lives of residents of Lincolnshire.
Dr Jago Ridout is a GP Partner in Washingborough Family Practice close to Lincoln. He has worked there as a GP Trainer since 2013 after moving from South West London where he had been a Partner for 7 years. He has established Washingborough as a Training Practice since his arrival.
His wife is also a Doctor and works as a Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV.
He has 3 young boys and the move to Lincolnshire has enabled them to have the space they need.
Dr Catherine Ash qualified in 1991 at Leicester University Medical School.
She completed her vocational training for general practice and became a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 1995.
Dr Ash has been a GP Partner at The Glebe Practice in Saxilby since 1995.
She is now the Clinical Director for the Trent Care Network covering the Gainsborough area of approximately 40,000 patients. In her role as Clinical Director she is working with all the 5 practices in the network to improve patient care and reduce health inequalities across the area.