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.
Nick is now the Joint clinical director of Apex PCN in Lincoln along with his colleague Yuen Toh.
In his role as CD he is committed to addressing the population needs of the PCN by working collaboratively with member practices and community providers to improve the health outcomes in the area.
Nick is committed to leading the PCN Frailty service, building a dedicated team to reduce hospital admissions and ambulance call out's by implementing proactive care.
Meet Yuen, a compassionate leader committed to fostering psychological safety and a sense of belonging within teams, thereby enabling accountability, resilience, and creativity. Yuen trains as a pharmacist and still works in her clinical pharmacist capacity. Currently serving as the Clinical Director of Apex PCN, Yuen leads the work in population health management and works collaboratively within the integrated care system while embodying a leadership style that prioritizes the wellbeing and growth of team members.
Passionate about Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), Yuen takes the lead in cultivating connected cultures through her role in co-Chairing the Connected Cultures Leadership and Peer Support Network. Through this initiative, they aim to build an inclusive environment that embraces differences, empowers individuals, and encourages collaboration.
Yuen also contributes to education by occasionally teaching in universities, providing guidance to International Medical Graduates (IMGs), and participating in postgraduate courses. As the Clinical Lead for primary care education, they ensure that healthcare professionals receive comprehensive training, ultimately enhancing patient care delivery.
With their expertise in leadership, commitment to EDI, and contributions to education, Yuen is dedicated to making a positive impact in the healthcare industry and nurturing a culture of inclusivity, resilience, and collaboration.
Yuen is also the co-host of The imperfect Clinician that will enable and encourage listeners to focus on their personal development which will ultimately enhance their professional development. She will also become a GP partner in Boultham Park Medical Practice in October 2023.
Outside of this, you will find her either painting or going upside down, practising her handstand.
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.
Kaval graduated from Southampton University in 1999 and moved to Lincoln in 2000.
His experience includes working in Acute Hospital Trusts for Surgical, Medical and Accident & Emergency units.
He has been a General Practitioner for 13 years and is also a General Practice Educational Supervisor (Trainer).
He is currently a GP Partner at Heart of Lincoln Medical Group.
Kaval is the Clinical Director for Lincoln Healthcare Partnership PCN and one of the Deputy Chairs for the Lincolnshire Primary Care Network Alliance (PCNA).
He is also the PCNA Strategic Lead for Mental Health working closely with Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust (LPFT).
Kaval’s work ethics revolve around collaboration, transparency, and respect. At Lincoln Healthcare Partnership PCN he has the support of teams who believe in these ideals to create a resilient, sustainable workforce for Lincoln City.
At home Kaval is usually fixing his car or looking after the family’s five cats and 2 rabbits.
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 Deputy Chair of the PCN Alliance and lead on work with Care Homes, the Voluntary Sector and Social Prescribing. I am the Clinical Lead for the Care Closer to Home programme which is part of the Lincolnshire system improvement plan, and enjoy working with colleagues from across the Better Lives Lincolnshire Integrated Care System to improve the health and wellbeing of our population.
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.
He is currently the Clinical Director of South Lincs Rural PCN, one of the largest primary care networks in Lincolnshire.
After graduating in Medicine and Surgery from the Madras Medical College, one of the premier medical colleges in India, he completed his post-graduation from another institution of high repute, Kasturba Medical College, also in India. Although a highly-reputed surgeon who was part of renal transplant team in one of India’s leading hospitals, Ajumal did not rest on his laurels. He successfully advanced his professional education and training at the University College, London, UK, a top-20 institution in the World University Rankings.
Ajumal’s services to the community span more than three decades. After qualifying as a GP in 2008, he established his practice to serve patients in rural England. He is currently Senior Partner and GP at Littlebury Medical Centre, Holbeach, which is a training practice.
He is also a long standing Lincolnshire LMC Committee Member
A motivating leader and organiser of events even beyond the call of Medicine from a young age, Ajumal is deeply committed to community and philanthropic activities. He has successfully initiated and led several cultural, relief, and fund-raising events in India and the UK. He is Chairman of the Sleaford Islamic Centre, which was a finalist at the North Kesteven Community Champion Awards, 2021.
He is the proud father of two children and four grandchildren. His other interests include Gardening, Travelling, and Cookery.
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.