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

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 senior management team is supported by a range of business functions including a Quality & Process lead; a Data & reporting Team as well as a Recall Team dealing with the majority of the calling for Chronic illness patients across the partnership. 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 six sites in the Partnership.

The Board Members are:

Dr Roy Williams - Chairman - Stourport Health 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 currently the 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 clinical director of our primary care network, which involves working with other providers and our CCG to try to get the best care for our patients. 

Mrs Clare Nock - Chief Executive Officer

I have been a Manager in Primary Care for 25 years and the pressures which the NHS and Primary Care now face, are unprecedented.  I am delighted to be CEO of an organisation which is addressing these challenges; Wyre Forest Health Partnership is now operating at scale, developing new clinical models, chasing efficiencies and creating better way of working for both patients and staff. My role is to help develop the WFHP strategy and then ensure it is delivered, supported by the senior management team.

Stella Baldwin - Patient Representative

I am passionate about ensuring that patients and carers are at the heart of all NHS provision. I set up the very first Patients Group (in the country) at a GP practice in Wyre Forest over 25 years ago. Since then I’ve gained lots of experience working within the NHS locally, across Worcestershire and West Midlands, promoting patient and public involvement. I take very seriously my role as Patient Rep on the Board for this partnership, and feel confident to give constructive criticism and challenge where necessary. I’m very heartened that the Partnership greatly values the role of the Patient Rep when making plans and decisions that affect their patients.

Dr Alastair Jackson - Board Lead - Kidderminster Medical Centre

I qualified from Birmingham Medical School in 1992 and spent several years working in Birmingham before moving to Dudley to complete my GP training. I joined Forest Glades Medical Centre in 1999, which later became Kidderminster Medical Centre. I have several areas of clinical interest including dermatology, respiratory medicine, musculoskeletal medicine and medicine for the elderly.

I am married with 2 children and my main interests outside medicine are music and gardening.

Dr Paul Williams - Board lead - Church Street Surgery

After qualifying from Birmingham Medical school in 1992 , I joined the Wyre Forest GP training scheme and subsequently started as a GP Partner at Church Street Practice in 1998. I spent 6 years as a GP member on the Wyre Forest Commissioning group  before taking on the role as lead GP at Church Street Practice. I enjoy the wide variety general practice offers but have a special interest in mental health, drug and alcohol problems and atrial fibrillation . I also support final year medical students .  I am married with three children. Outside of work I enjoy all types of music, hill walking (especially in North Wales) and cooking.

Dr Dave Richards - Board Lead - Hagley Surgery

Born and brought up in Wembley, North West London I trained at Birmingham Medical School and qualified in 1987. I worked at hospitals in Stoke, Birmingham and Kidderminster before completing my GP training at Bewdley Medical Centre in 1991. I joined Hagley Surgery in November 1991 and have spent the last 25 years working as a GP principal there. During my time at Hagley I have developed a number of clinical interests including diabetes care (Warwick Diploma), Palliative Care, and Dermatology (Cardiff Diploma with distinction). I also completed a Diploma in Primary Care Therapeutics (with distinction) at Imperial College, London. I consolidate my palliative care knowledge by working weekends for St.Richard's Hospice in Worcester. Since merging and becoming part of the Wyre Forest Health Partnership I have been an active board member and taken the lead for HR in the organisation.

Outside work my main interests are sporting and outdoor activities. I still continue to play (geriatric) 5 a side football every week. I am a competent white water kayaker, dinghy sailer and a second Dan black belt at Tae Kwon Do. 

Dr Sebastian Morton - Board Lead - York House Medical Centre

I have worked at York House 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 in Worcester 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.  I am the PCE lead at BMC and responsible for Medicines Management. 

Dr Tristan Brodie - Board Lead - Stourport Health Centre

I have been working at Stouport Health Centre since 2010. Prior to embarking on a career in general practice I began training in paediatrics and maintain a key interest in paediatrics and child safeguarding. I am also the Stourport Health Centre site lead for diabetes as well as providing educational supervision and training to our junior doctors working in general practice. My role on board is to represent Stourport Health Centre and, along with Clare Nock (our chief executive officer) and a colleague from York House Surgery, I am over-seeing the project to acquire a new building for the delivery of primary care services in Stouport. I will shortly be commencing a role as a governing body member of the Wyre Forest Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Outside of work I enjoy running and spending time with my young family.

Mark Skellum - Head of Finance and Partner at Ballard Dale Syree Watson LLP

I am a partner at specialist healthcare accountants Ballard Dale Syree Watson 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.