About UsProviding sustainable high quality healthcare
Primary Healthcare Darlington was established in 2014 as the local GP federation consisting of 11 GP Practices covering an ever increasing population of 108,000+ registered patients in Darlington, County Durham. We have close links with Darlington Borough Council and local NHS Foundation Trusts and have the full support and backing of Darlington CCG. We also work closely with and provide support to the Darlington Primary Care Network.
The formation of our company has enabled the 11 Practices to work together at scale to ensure consistent and equitable NHS services for the registered patients of Darlington . We have the great advantage of using the same clinical system, SystmOne, which enables all Practices to work as one when using clinical templates and pathways.
Working from newly refurbished dedicated premises close to Darlington Memorial Hospital we provide NHS, Public Health and Private Medical Services.
“To provide sustainable high quality healthcare, which ensures the best outcomes for the population of Darlington”
Finance and Communication
As well as being a Director at PHD I am also the Business Manager working in a full-time role overseeing the Finance, HR and Operational aspects of the company ensuring an efficient service to our patients and a pleasant and supportive place for staff to work. I have 14 years’ experience as a manager within the NHS with 20 years previous experience as an IT consultant. In my free time I enjoy travel and my new love of playing the Ukulele.
Contract and Contract Monitoring
I have worked in the NHS for over 30 years both in secondary and primary care. For the last 16 years I have worked in Darlington as Practice Manager, gaining valuable experience and insight into the issues within primary care and providing quality services to the patients of Darlington. I believe strongly in ensuring quality services are available for patients in Darlington. My role within the PHD is overseeing Contracts and Contract Monitoring; ensuring the services we do provide are of a high quality. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, running and partaking in the social life in and around Darlington!
I qualified from Newcastle in 2007 and became a GP in 2014. I completed my GP training in Darlington. I went on to work at Neasham Road Surgery and then became a Partner at Clifton Court Medical Practice, I became a director of PHD in 2016. I left Clifton Court in April 2019 and became Clinical Director of Darlington Primary Care Network. I am passionate about Primary Care, providing high quality services for patients and helping to make services sustainable for the future. I have lived in Darlington for the last 16 years. I have 2 young sons and enjoy spending time outside wearing them out!