OUR MISSION & TEAM

We are dedicated to helping you set up & implement Group Consultations (virtual & face-to-face) for your patients & organisation!

 

We have been pioneering Group Consultations in the UK since 2014.   Our first programme was co-designed and delivered with GP’s and patients in 2015 & we continue to keep patients at the heart of everything we do.

 

Since then we have been working with hundreds of teams, across primary, secondary, community & specialist care, to introduce & scale up Virtual Group Consultations & Face-to-Face Group Consultations.  

 

We support you from the outset in bringing the concept of Group Consultations to your organisation.  We recognise the value of a team-approach and work with your whole team to plan, implement & measure the impact of your programme, for you, your patients & your organisation.

 

Our implementation programme has been shown to support practices to get up & running quickly with Group Consultations (virtual & face-to-face), ensuring a sustainable approach for you & your organisation moving forward.

 

We understand the need for you to measure the impact & outcomes of delivering care this way and we support you to do this through our impact data dashboards.

 

With the impact of COVID-19, we quickly accelerated our Virtual Group Consultations plans, working with key Group Consultation leaders across the UK, America & Australia.   We are proud to have worked in association with these leaders to enable you to continue to deliver routine and planned care, through these challenging times.  

 

We are all about going on the journey with you & supporting you along the way, through our Group Consultations blended learning & implementation programme. 

 

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Your Core Group Consultations Team

Alison Manson

Alison Manson

UK - Training & Implementation Lead

Alison has led on the development of Group Consultations in the UK over the last 6 years.

Her background is in nursing and organisational development and she has led on many large scale NHS change programmes

She’s passionate about putting the patient at the centre of healthcare change & innovation.

Elaine Conway

Elaine Conway

Coaching Lead

Elaine has a background in pharmacy and has worked closely in the development of Group Consultations over the last 6 years.

She has coached 100’s of teams in the set up and delivery of Group Consultations and her hands on and practical approach has ensured successful Group Consultations implementation for teams. 

Osmaan Sharif

Osmaan Sharif

Transformation Lead - Consultant

Osmaan has been involved in the transformation of our Group Consultations programmes over the last 5 years. His background is in coaching, training, leadership development & HR.

Osmaan is responsible for the continous development of our Group Consultations e-learning & transformation programmes.

Ross Wright

Ross Wright

Coach

Ross has been part of our training & coaching team since 2019 and has a background in pharmaceutical sales and training. 

Ross will support with the delivery of any face-to-face & virtual training and launch events.

Jacqui Dalgleish

Jacqui Dalgleish

Admin Lead & PA

Jacqui has been supporting the team for over 3 years & helps keep everything running smoothly.

She is the go-to-person for any queries & will often be your first contact with the team.

 

Our Lead Collaborators

Dr Fraser Birrell

Dr Fraser Birrell

Consultant Rheumatologist & Group Consultations Academic Lead

Fraser is the Academic Lead for Group Consultations.

He is currently working as a Consultant Rheumatologist and Senior Lecturer in Northumbria.

Fraser’s team were the first UK centre to successfully establish group clinics in 2008 and since 2010 have been running routine weekly Group Consultations clinics.

Dr Rob Lawson

Dr Rob Lawson

British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM) Chairman & GP

Rob is trustee and founder of The British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM).

He has been a GP in Scotland since 1975 having recently retired.

We work closely with the BSLM to offer our Facilitators accrediation for their CPD.

We are proud to work closely with the Group Consultations Global Alliance to help share learnings & spread the benefits of Group Consultations across the world.

Our extended team

Group Consultations have teamed up with Practice Unbound to help you access the best ongoing support & development, through our e-Learning programme, implementation coaches & impact data dashboards.

Dr Jonathan Serjeant

Dr Jonathan Serjeant

Practice Unbound - Chief Executive

“My role at Practice Unbound is to connect our journey to the wider world, and to support partners and people to be successful leaders to make a difference to others.”

Jonathan is also a co-founder of Here, National Lead for NHS Collaborate, RCGP Clinical Champion Primary Care Networks and practicing GP.”

Sarah Bartholomew

Sarah Bartholomew

Practice Unbound - Commercial Director

“My role is to develop new partnerships and opportunities to further Practice Unbound’s purpose. I believe that the best discoveries come from the insights of all, with a treasure trove of information and innovations that sit within our community. It’s my job to help get these ideas and products out to our network, and beyond.”

Samantha Horwill

Samantha Horwill

Practice Unbound - Managing Director - Wales

“My role is to bring alive a co-created purpose for our work in Wales with members of the primary care community. It is also my job to make sure that we deliver on our promises to our Welsh customers, nurturing a vibrant and sustainable business of Wales, for Wales.”

Let’s work together to bring Group Consultations (virtual or face-to-face) into your organisation, through our comprehensive belnded learning & implementation programme.

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