The advisory group is a group of members who provide strategic oversight of the network, helping to shape the priorities and future direction of the network and ensuring that we can build a strong and effective national voice for primary care members. Some of the priorities will align to the overarching NHS Confederation priorities where they are a system-wide priority and others will be specific to primary care.
Prof. Aruna GarceaGP and Medical Advisor - Networks & Partnerships
Aruna is a GP and medical advisor, and chair of our primary care network.
Michael SmithChief Executive, Bolton GP Federation
Michael is vice-chair of our primary care network advisory group and has over 20 years’ experience in the NHS.
Dr Aamir MunirClinical Director, Valens PCN
Dr Aamir Munir ('Mooney') has worked as a GP for 21 years in Northumberland. He has a reputation of rolling up his sleeves and getting the job done.
Dr Charlotte HartClinical Director, Shrewsbury PCN
Dr Charlotte Hart has been the clinical director for Shrewsbury Primary Care Network since July 2020.
Edmund JahnChief Executive, Confederation Hillingdon CIC
Edmund has been the chief executive of the Confederation Hillingdon CIC since early 2019
Geraldine HobanManaging Director, Foundry Healthcare PCN
Geraldine is currently managing director of Foundry Healthcare PCN in Lewes.
Dr Jane KocenClinical Director, Bedford PCN
Jane Kocen qualified in 1988 and became a GP partner in 1993 in Neasden and is now clinical director at Bedford PCN.
Dr Jeanine SmirlAssociate Medical Director for Primary Care, Norfolk and Waveney ICB
Jane was the clinical director of Norwich PCN 2019-2023 and is Norfolk & Waveney ICB's associate medical director for primary care.
Dr Joe McMannersClinical Director, OX3+ PCN
Joe is co-clinical director of his PCN and has set up and chaired a collaboration of Oxford City PCNs.
Kerry WhiteManaging Director, Symphony Healthcare Services
Kerry joined Symphony Healthcare Services as chief operating officer in 2018 and then went on to be appointed managing director in 2019.
Martin EadesManaging Partner, Priory Medical Group
Martin joined Priory Medical Group in 2008 following a career in Global Investment Banking and Corporate Consultancy.
Dr Nigel FraserChair
Nigel is chair of Herefordshire General Practice (Taurus), LMC Secretary and a partner member for primary care on Herefordshire and Worcestershire ICB
Dr Pramit PatelTrustee and GP Clinical Director for Care Collaborative PCN
Pramit is a GP partner at Greystone House Surgery, a 15,000-patient practice within a three-practice PCN.