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Wyre Forest Health Partnership (WFHP) Represents Primary Care at Scale

About Wyre Forest Health Partnership – WFHP

We are a fully formed partnership of five GP surgeries serving over 73,000 patients, with over two hundred staff located in the Wyre Forest area in North Worcestershire. 

From the early days of our organisation we were determined to try and form a business to be proud of, one that builds on the traditional strengths of General Practice but in a new structure that would allow us to thrive in the modern NHS.

With the continuing pressure on GP practices and the every changing NHS landscape, we are expected to change the way we operate to accommodate integration with other health care providers on a larger scale. The partnership gives us the structure and stability that we need to continue to evolve and to be at the forefront of change.

With continuity of care between a patient and their clinician being paramount, our organisation ensure that the day-to-day running of the site is overseen by a site based manager supported by the site based partners and staff. To support the individual sites in delivering the best possible care and to ensure we as a partnership will meet the key challenges facing primary care, we have built a cohesive and specialist team of managers and administrators who work across the partnership..

We are members of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Integrated Care System.

WFHP as a Primary Care Network (PCN)

As a result of its scale, WFHP functions as an integrated PCN in its own right. With our structure we are able to benefit from the opportunities which the PCN Enhanced Service can bring; we are able to make prompt agreed decisions around resources, their use and other opportunities.

Meet Our Board Members

The Wyre Forest Health Partnership is run by an elected Board of GP Partners, a CEO, and a Financial Director.

The Partnership head office team is based out of Bewdley Medical Centre. Its aim is to both improve, as well as create new services & systems delivering the strategy agreed by Board. The Head Office team is led by the Chief Executive Officer supported by a full time HR Manager, Transformation Manager and Quality & Operations Manager.

The head office team is supported by a range of business functions including a Data & Reporting Manager; a Data & reporting Team as well as a Recall Team dealing with the majority of the calling for Chronic illness patients across the partnership and a Document Management Team Manager. In addition, the Business Support Administration team provides support to the management teams and the sites.  Finally the WFHP IT team works out of Bewdley providing help desk and IT Systems support to the five sites in the Partnership.

Our Leadership Team

Dr Tristan Brodie

WFHP Chair, GP and PCN Co-Clinical Director

Kidderminster Medical Centre

I started working at Stourport Health Centre (now Stourport Medical Centre ) in 2010. Prior to embarking on a career in general practice I began training in paediatrics and continue to maintain a key interest in this field of medicine. I am the WFHP clinical lead for diabetes and have an interest in how we can all use lifestyle strategies to optimise our health. In January 2023  I moved over to Kidderminster Medical Centre. Outside of work I enjoy running and spending time with my family.

Mrs Ruth Lemiech

Managing Director

Coming soon.

Dr Roy Williams

GP and PCN Co-Clinical Director

Stourport Medical Centre

I trained as a registrar in General and Breast surgery before commencing my career in General Practice. I perform minor surgery regularly, and having had training in Orthopaedics and Rheumatology have an interest in bone and joint problems and perform joint injections in the surgery. I also represent the Practice as chair of the local GP Association, working with GPs locally in the development and management of local healthcare. I am the previous Chair of the Wyre Forest Health Partnership and am also IT lead – working with our IT team to improve use of technology in all our sites – by sharing good practice and improving quality of both IT use by clinicians, and availability of new technology for patients. I am the county GP IT lead and  the joint clinical director of our primary care network, which involves working with other providers and our ICB to try to get the best care for our patients. 

Dr Emma Cull

Board Lead

Kidderminster Medical Centre

To be updated.

Dr Mobeen Ahmed

Board Lead

Hagley Surgery

I completed my GP training locally in 2016 and worked as a salaried GP at my training practice initially. I have always been passionate about providing person focussed, compassionate care and this is what attracted me to the Wyre Forest Health Partnership. A new partnership, building on excellent individual practices locally, which I believe will ensure continued growth and stability to GP in our local area. I started working at Hagley Surgery in January 2018 and became site lead in 2021. 

I am fortunate enough to live locally with my wife and 2 children. She is also a GP and provides support and often a sounding board for ideas. We are both busy but our passions outside work include walking, spending time with our extended family, enjoying good food and travelling.

I have a special interest in diabetes and have completed a post graduate certificate. I also enjoy working within mental health and men’s health. I am a trainer for GP trainees, foundation doctors and also medical students. My main interests outside medicine are music and gardening.

Dr Sebastian Morton

Board Lead

Stourport Medical Centre

I started working York House Medical Centre (now Stourport Medical Centre) after completing GP training there in 2013. I have been a board member of WFHP since Spring 2018. I am also one of the local medical committee (LMC) representatives for the Wyre Forest and am a member of the local GP association. I enjoy my work in general practice and have a special interest in treating patients with drug and alcohol problems. Outside of work I am a keen runner and enjoy spending time with my family. 

Dr Rebecca Shand

Board Lead

Bewdley Medical Centre

I live locally with my husband and 2 sons. I enjoy cooking, sports and travelling with my family.

I completed my medicine degree at Birmingham Medical School and started at Bewdley Medical Centre in 2004 as an associate GP. In 2016 I was ready for a new challenge and I was appointed a Partner. Since September 2019 I have been the Site Lead for the practice and attend the regular Board Meetings which provide a platform to review the work that the Wyre Forest Health Partnership delivers and how to develop ideas and processes to move forward and improve services further. I enjoy being involved in the ideas and implementation stages for both BMC and the WFHP.

I was awarded a distinction for my MRCGP exams. I have diplomas in obstetrics and gynaecology and family planning and reproductive healthcare; I hold letter of competences for coil and implant procedures. I am BMC’s clinical lead for Women’s Health.  For a long while I have been the lead GP for End of Life Care for BMC and the overall lead GP for WFHP. This is a role I am very proud of.  

Dr Alexandra Pruce
CQC Lead & Board Lead

Church Street Surgery

I completed my degree and subsequent GP training in Birmingham, qualifying as a GP in 2014. I initially worked as a Salaried GP and then lead GP in north Birmingham for 4 years before moving to Worcestershire when I married by Husband. I joined Church Street in 2019, initially as a salary GP but later becoming a partner in Oct 2021. I became site lead in Sept 2022 after Dr Paul Williams stepped down.  

I joined WFHP as we are a big organisation with innovative ‘joined up thinking’; clear clinical pathways and monitoring, strong ethics, passionate well-structured leadership, fantastic central admin functions and an ethos to strive for excellence. I am a GP trainer and we regularly have training GPs in the practice along with foundation training doctors and medical students. I am the medicine management lead for Church Street Surgery and recently became clinical CQC lead for WFHP.

When not at work I can be found on my allotment and in my garden or snuggled up with my cat!

Mark Skellum

Head of Finance and Partner at Ballards LLP

I am a partner at specialist healthcare accountants Ballards LLP. I act as the practice’s Head of Finance and helps record, monitor and plan the financial performance of the business to ensure resources are directed in the best possible manner to maximise sustainable patient care.

WFHP Site Managers

Ian Brookes

Bewdley Medical Centre

Sally Hookes

Church Street Surgery

Samantha Burns

Kidderminster Medical Centre

Dawn Prescott

Hagley Surgery

Donna Davies

Stourport Medical Centre

Patient Engagement

From the beginning of the partnership we have engaged with our patients to help direct our organisation. We have established patient participation groups (PPGs) in all our sites who have regular meetings to discuss how we can improve our services. The PPG also assist with patient surveys and fundraising for specialist equipment by holding special events.

The WFHP Chair and CEO have quarterly meetings with the sites PPG Chairs in order to update them on partnership matters and to receive feedback from them.

We want to hear your views and really value your input!

If you want to take part in your surgery’s patient group please contact your local site manager.

This document describes how patients can interact with our organisation at all levels:

We want to hear your views and really value your input, if you want to take part in our patient groups please contact your local site manager.