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Network for Practices Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation which was formed in 2007 in response to budget cuts, funding uncertainty and an increasing demand for cost effective services, central to NfP is the delivery of training for clinical and non-clinical staff within GP Practices. 


Dr Helen Kingston - Clinical Director

Dr Helen Kingston is a Partner of Frome Medical Practice, a large multisite practice. She is a GP Trainer with 14 years experience.  She has a keen interest in primary care team education, staff development and in particular in patient self management. She sits in the clinical commissioning operations group in Somerset as chair of East Mendip Federation and is lead for patient and public involvement. She has worked across Frome's practices in Hampshire, Wiltshire and Somerset and seen the benefits of learning from collaborative working and the cross fertilisation of ideas that this offers.


Ms Viv Laing - Operations Director

Viv retired as Managing Partner of a Wiltshire surgery in 2009, following 20 years working in General Practice.  She was instrumental in bringing vaccination training for HCAs into the County, as well as near patient INR tests, and working with Wiltshire College to provide accredited training for HCAs.  She has a special interest in HR and Training.  Her qualifications include the City & Guilds FE Teacher’s Certificate and she is a member of the Institute of Healthcare Management.


Mrs Penelope Morgan-Elliott - Associate Director - Training

Penelope had worked in General Practice for 20 years, undertaking a variety of responsibilities, including IT & Data Management, QOF Management, Team Leader & being the Caldicott Guardian.  She joined the team in 2009 as the Training Coordinator.


Thelma Speed - Training Coordinator - Wales

Thelma is a Practice Manager working in Cardiff with 9 years in general practice in Swindon, Ealing and 16 years in School Business Management.  She manages the Finance, Human Resources, premises and equipment, IT & Data management and provides strategic leadership for her practice.  Thelma has been involved in other aspects of primary care including development of CCG’s and federations and being an early of adopter of pharmacists in practice.    

She is passionate about sustainability of general practice and joined the team in January 2018 to provide training across Wales for non clinical staff, nurses and HCSWs.


Anika Butler-Wyatt - Training Coordinator - South West England

Bio to follow


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