People

Chief Executive

Harry Longman

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An engineer by training, Harry founded GP Access in 2011 after discovering some GPs who had invented a new system, and producing the evidence of its astonishing effects. With interests in research, analysis and systems thinking, he is fascinated by how things work and could work better. Sadly he is never satisfied and keeps coming up with new ideas.  He promises to stop when there are no more problems.

He  is a member of the Advisory Board of the European Forum for Primary Care EFPC.

 

Operations Manager

Connie Lord

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Connie has a master’s degree in healthcare administration/executive leadership and has managed healthcare projects here and in America. The Lords moved to the UK in 2001 for their church ministry.

A consummate problem-solver and innovator, Connie thrives on detail and knows the value of questioning things, but she also believes in drawing straight lines and taking action. Life’s too short to spend it running around in mazes.

 

Training Partners

 

Bill Howlett

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A chemist, Bill has been a Medical Rep for pharmaceutical companies and has worked in business development for private healthcare. He is now enjoying the freedom and challenges of freelance consulting.

A dedicated family man, Bill finds time to follow Liverpool, his boyhood football club, and enjoys Ceroc dancing, pub quizzing, golf, collecting music and attending the odd concert.

 

Dr Jenny Bennison

Jenny has been a GP in Leith, Edinburgh since 1993 and is Vice Chair of the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network and Executive Officer for Quality Improvement at RCGP Scotland. She has been operating GP Access in her practice since December 2012 and would never return to a traditional system.

At home, Jenny enjoys reading and singing and occasionally succeeds in tracking down all four teenagers at once.

 

Ian Barratt

Ian is an established leader, manager and consultant with a track record in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.  He is an adept facilitator and enjoys the challenge of change.  He has worked in NHS primary care with GPs, dentists, optometrists and pharmacists and understands their challenges.

Ian’s principal hobby is singing as a soloist and in professional choirs.  He has two sons.

 

Paul Duxbury

Paul is a marketer by profession, with extensive experience in senior client-side and consulting roles in the UK and overseas. Paul brings Practice Management expertise to GP Access, having recently worked for a GP surgery in the North West.

Paul is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and in his spare time, a keen target-rifle shooter.

 

Ellen Pirie

Ellen has worked in NHS Acute Trusts responsible for business development including improving relationships with GPs. Previously she held sales and marketing roles in the IT industry. She has recently been learning how to use Improvement Science to improve patient flow.

Ellen is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.  She enjoys walking, quilting and singing in a local Ladies Choir.

 

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