PCLC Facilitators

Dr. Sarah Rann

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Assistant Medical Director, Lead CDAO NHS England (Midlands and East) East, Associate Dean, Professional Support and Careers, Health Education England East

Sarah is a GP currently working for NHS England East as an Assistant Medical Director. She also coaches. She has been a locum, retainer, partner appraiser, GP tutor, LMC committee member, clinical assistant, OOH director, and spent time working in tertiary level care.

She also spends time with increasing numbers of grandchildren, family and friends.

Nick Barker

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General Dental Practitioner, Chair Essex Local Professional Network, Postgraduate Dental Tutor, Postgraduate MSc Clinical Lecturer at University of Essex, Honorary Senior Lecturer Barts & The London Medical & Dental Institute, Medico-Legal Expert Witness, Member BDA UK Council, Member of BDA General Dental Practice Committee.

Dr. Julie Glenn

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GP and Managing Partner in a large market town practice in Norfolk and a CCG Clinical Governing Body Member and Quality Lead. Qualified Leadership Coach.

Julie attended the East of England Primary Care Leadership Collaborative as a delegate in 2016/17 and is delighted to now be helping to facilitate delivery of this innovative Primary Care leadership programme.

Dr. Rob Houghton

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Robert Houghton qualified from the University of Liverpool in 1988. He started his medical rotation in Lincoln and gathered GP experience in Melton Mowbray. He has worked as a GP and Trainer at Oundle surgery for 19 years and is passionate about education, training and lifelong learning. He joined the Practice as a GP partner in October 2016.
Dr Houghton enjoys all aspects of General Practice with particular interests in palliative care, mental health and empowering patients to manage their complex problems.
Rob is married with 4 very grown up children. His wife works as a GP in Sawtry. Out of work, he enjoys all forms of exercise, plays competitive sport including football and hockey and represented GB as a member of the British Medical Football Team “master over 45’s Team”.

Dr. Mark Attah

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GP Principal and Associate Postgraduate GP Dean Health Education England

Mark served as Executive Director for the Greater Peterborough Network where he Chaired the Programme Board for the Prime Ministers Challenge fund which successfully won a bid for £2.6 million to develop extended access to primary care. He also served as a member of the Board of the Local Commissioning Group and Quality Lead for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG. Mark has an MBA from Loughborough University Business School. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (FRCGP) and Member of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (MFMLM). Mark continues to support a number of charities across Africa in the areas of Health, Education and Entrepreneurship.

Elisabeth Hopman

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Elisabeth is a Portfolio GP, an NHS HEE Coach and Mentor (ILM7), a GP Appraiser and an Associate GP Tutor at Norwich Medical School. She is a linguist and loves human narrative and embracing difference. She is passionate about General Practice, education and life long learning … working collaboratively and enabling others to be the best that they can be.

Debbie Sorkin

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Debbie is the National Director of Systems Leadership at the Leadership Centre, a UK-wide charity specialising in strengthening leadership across public services, including primary care, the wider NHS, public health and local government. Debbie’s work is based around building collaborative leadership capacity in places, using Systems Leadership approaches to support people working in uncertain and complex situations. Most recently, Debbie’s work has focused particularly on the NHS and local government, to support improvements in Urgent and Emergency Care, and to strengthen systems leadership capacity within Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships and their underlying Alliances. She has supported the EAHSN Digital Pioneers and coauthored the report on their work, ‘The Revolution will be Customised’. Debbie speaks and writes extensively on Systems Leadership.

Julie Dynes-Conner

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Julie has over 25 years working in the field of People and Organisational development. Julie began her career as a Psychology Lecturer in Essex before training as an organisational Psychologist in 2003 and building an NHS career shaping leadership development in Mental Health Services. More recently she has worked for the Leadership Academy, initially in the West Midlands and now the East of England Academy.