Our People

Dr Neil Paul

Dr Neil Paul

Founder

Neil is the co-Founder of Howbeck Healthcare Ltd and provides the clinical leadership to the company. His clinical work provides a lot of the inspira

Mike Pyrah

Mike Pyrah

Founder

Mike left the NHS in 2012 after a 34 year career. For the last 17 years of those Mike was a NHS Chief Executive, undertaking this role in both a NHS T

Tina Cookson

Tina Cookson

Freedom to Speak Up Guardian / Associate Director of Nursing and Service Redesign

Freedom to Speak Up Guardian / Associate Director of Nursing and Service Redesign. Tina is a Registered Nurse with over 38 years qualified experien

Lisa Taylor

Lisa Taylor

Business Manager

Lisa is an experienced senior manager who worked within an NHS setting for over 20 years in a variety of corporate and clinical governance roles, form

Alison Yates

Alison Yates

Senior Programme Manager

Alison works with Howbeck Healthcare as a Programme Manager leading on a range of projects for our GP Federation clients. She has 32 years’ exper

Sarah Laing

Sarah Laing

Executive Lead East Staffordshire Federation & Mercian GP Networks

Sarah has worked for Howbeck since 2017, she set up, leads and directs the new Primary Care Networks across East Staffordshire and Tamworth (Mercian P

Lucy Minshull

Lucy Minshull

Programme Manager

Lucy is an experienced manager who has worked in the NHS for the last 30 years. Lucy has a varied career portfolio predominantly leading on the NHS w

Rachel Hatfield

Rachel Hatfield

Programme Manager

Rachel is an experienced Programme and Project Manager and has spent the last 11+ years working in/with the NHS, both locally in Staffordshire and Che

Emma Colclough

Emma Colclough

Programme Manager & Senior Bid Writer

Emma started work in the NHS back in 1999 and has since worked in primary, secondary, community and mental health services. Her expertise includes pr

Sue McDowell

Sue McDowell

Project Manager

Sue is an experienced ex-NHS manager that is currently contracted to act as the Business Manager for the South Cheshire and Vale Royal GP Alliances.

Abbie Donegan

Abbie Donegan

Project Support Manager

Abbie has worked in the NHS for 12 years, starting in Primary Care. In 2017, Abbie came out of GP Practice to work for Howbeck, Managing the Extended

Andrea Foster

Andrea Foster

Communications Manager and Website Lead

Andrea is an experienced communications professional with over 20 years’ experience in an NHS setting. Andrea has excellent experience developing an

Kirsty Moore

Kirsty Moore

Project Manager

Kirsty Moore is an experienced NHS Manager working in a variety of roles over the last 20 years both in Primary and Secondary Care where she has built

Sharon Forrester-Wild

Sharon Forrester-Wild

Data Protection Officer

Sharon provides an independent DPO and IG service to over 100 health organisations over a wide geographical area in the North West and Midland areas.

Harriet Chandler

Harriet Chandler

Project Support Manager

Harriet has worked in primary care for the past 8 years in various admin and management based roles. Harriet has a wide range of knowledge in systems

Rachel Viggars

Rachel Viggars

Freedom to Speak Up Guardian

Rachel has worked as a GPN and ANP in North Staffordshire for 20 years. Rachel is proud to be a Queen’s Nurse, this title is awarded for demonstrat

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

Project Support Manager

Sarah has worked within general practice for over 4 years as an IT administrator and project lead. Sarah has over 15 years of varying administration,

Edy Hicklin

Edy Hicklin

Data Protection Support Officer

Edy is our Data Protection Support Officer, providing advice, guidance and training to our practices alongside our Data Protection Officer. Edy has p

Tracy Norton

Tracy Norton

Project Support Manager

Tracy is an experienced NHS manager having worked in Primary Care for 20 years, most recently as a PCN Business Development Manager. Tracy is passi

Nicola Laurie

Nicola Laurie

Administration Support

Nicola has a 25 year administration background varying from office administration through to project support. Previously she worked in Education for

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