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Clinical Leadership

Nottinghamshire LMC have up to 20 elected members, representing more than 800 GPs, plus co-opted representatives of practice managers, practice nurses, GP Trainees and GP registrars. Interested in joining the committee? Nominations are now open! Find out more here: LMC Committee Elections 2024 27

Dr Sarah Armitage

Dr Sarah Armitage is a GP at the University of Nottingham Health Service. She initially trained as a paediatrician before switching to general practice. She has trained and worked across Oxfordshire and the South West before moving to Nottingham. She has worked as a locum GP and is now a salaried GP. She specialises in young people’s health, is involved in primary care research within her practice and supports the practice training programme for the VTS and medical students. She sits on the panel of the University of Nottingham’s Mental Health Liaison Project.

Dr Armitage is a mentor on the Phoenix Programme’s New to Practice GP Scheme and runs the East Midlands Next Generation GP Programme.

Dr Hussain Gandhi

Dr Hussain Gandhi is a GP and trainer in Nottingham city working at Wellspring Surgery. He is also a national RCGP council representative, treasurer of GPSurvival and a clinical director of Nottingham City PCN. He also holds various other roles including supporting clinicians with technology-enhanced primary care and learning with his eGPlearning platform.

Dr Helen Garr

Dr Helen Garr is a portfolio GP working at the University of Nottingham health service and in urgent care with a keen interest in mental health and wellbeing. She is passionate about supporting the wellbeing of health care professionals and is the Medical Director of NHS Practitioner Health, a national service supporting doctors and dentists with mental health and addiction difficulties.

She has a background in psychology and nursing prior to entering medicine and utilises her psychology interest to underpin her work as a coach and mentor for doctors. She is a Public Health England (PHE) clinical champion for physical activity and a Director of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine.

Dr Garr is a recognised leader in the field of health care professional wellbeing and has delivered many national key note speeches and wellbeing workshops. She is also Nottinghamshire LMC Wellbeing lead and sits on the RCGP National wellbeing working group and BMA wellbeing stakeholders committee. Alongside her keen interest in wellbeing Dr Garr can be found running half marathons, practising mindfulness and can be found on social media @TheWellbeingGP.

Dr Jennifer Moss Langfield - Treasurer/Director

Dr Jen Moss Langfield is a graduate of Nottingham University Medical School and completed her GP training in Mansfield in 2012. She is the First5 lead on the Vale of Trent RCGP Faculty board and is on the First5 committee nationally.

She has been a GP partner in Bulwell, Nottingham and prior to this has worked as both a salaried and sessional GP. Jen has interests in Dermatology and Medicines Management and Medical Education and is in the process of becoming a GP trainer.

Dr Kate Woolley

Dr Kate Woolley is a First5 salaried GP working in Wollaton. She leads on the Green Group for the LMC to promote green initiatives and sustainability within practices. Alongside her clinical work she is involved in research and education, in the fields of patient self management and social prescribing. She has two young children and a passion for cooking.

Dr James Waldron

Dr James Waldron is a portfolio GP in Nottingham and an associate with NATH. He is also the Vale of Trent First 5 Lead and a Phoenix Programme GP Tutor. In his free time he is a keen musician, playing the guitar and bass and having been part of jazz, rock, metal and salsa bands. He also plays the violin with the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra.

Dr Khalid Butt - Director

Dr Khalid Butt qualified in Medicine in 1986 at Leicester before joining Oakwood Surgery which is a large practice with almost 15,000 patients. He has served on the LMC since 1999 and is a PCN Clinical Director. In his spare time, Dr Butt enjoys dancing and long dog walks in the countryside with his family.

Dr Theyvanai Dodd

Dr Theyvanai Dodd is a graduate of Nottingham University Medical School and completed her GP training in Nottingham in 2007. She has been a GP in the Mansfield and Ashfield area since 2008 and is currently a GP partner at Orchard Medical Practice in Mansfield.

Dr Dodd has a specialist interest in Women’s Health and works with PICS in the community gynaecology clinic alongside secondary care gynaecology colleagues and other GPs with specialist interest in gynaecology.

Dr Greg Place

Dr Greg Place has been a GP locally for over 30 years, and involved in the LMC for more than half that time. He is a GP Partner at Ashfield House Surgery. He has recently acquired an interest in teaching and has first, second and fifth year medical students. Greg makes the occasional media appearance and outside medicine is a keen amateur musician.

Dr Carter Singh - Chair/Director

Dr Carter Singh, is the Chairman of the LMC and a Fellow and National Council Member of The Royal College of General Practitioners. He is a GP partner at Willowbrook Medical practice, Nottinghamshire. He has many years of board-level healthcare commissioning experience and is a fellow of the FMLM, RSPH and RSA. He is the Chair of the LMC EDI forum and is passionate about reducing health inequalities and discrimination by improving awareness and inclusion.

Dr Carter Singh was awarded an MBE during the pandemic for his work to reduce health inequalities and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 in vulnerable groups including those belonging to ethnic minority communities and those with learning disabilities.

Dr Andy Sommers

Dr Andy Sommers qualified in Leicester in 1994. He is currently a GP partner at Millview Surgery in Mansfield. Previous roles include BASICS immediate Care Doctor, General Practitioner with Special Interest in Substance Misuse and CCG mental health lead. He is passionate about the importance of general practice and generalists and joined the LMC to help support this vital role.

Dr David Wicks

Dr David Wicks trained at Nottingham Medical School and completed junior doctor posts at QMC, Nottingham City and Kings Mill Hospitals. He now works in Newark as a partner at the Fountain Medical Centre.

David came into medicine late. In 1992, he graduated from Nottingham University with a degree in Chemistry. He then worked for Burmah Castrol in product marketing for a few years. He graduated from UMIST with a Masters in Marketing and subsequently worked for Proctor and Gamble Pharmaceuticals in sales and marketing before embarking on a medical degree. Dr Wicks is interested in prescribing and patient liaison work. He is the Nottingham CCG Prescribing lead, representing the mid-Notts area.

Dr Umar Ahmad

Dr Umar Ahmad qualified from the University of Bristol, completing his foundation training in Oxfordshire and then completed his GP training in Nottinghamshire. He was born and grew up in Nottingham so knows the area very well.

He is a GP Partner at Plains View Surgery and has been the Clinical Director for Arrow Health Primary Care Network for the last 3 years. He also has an interest in Travel Medicine.

Dr Aneel Bilkhu

Dr Aneel Bilkhu qualified in Leeds and returned to Nottingham where he completed his VTS and has been working as a partner at Torkard Hill Medical Centre, Hucknall for the past 10 years.

Aneel has completed an MSC in sports and exercise medicine and has a particular interest in education and enjoys teaching the medical students, registrars and foundation trainees at the practice; he is qualified as a GP trainer.

Dr Harpreet Sandhu

Dr Harpreet Sandhu qualified from the Nottingham GP training scheme, having graduated from the University of Nottingham. She has worked across several practices in the Nottingham and Derbyshire area since she qualified as a doctor and recently became an LMC committee member.

Harpreet has interests in Medical Education and recently completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education. She also has interests in sexual health and dermatology.

Dr Kerri Sallis, Non-Executive Director and Committee Member

Dr Kerri Sallis qualified in Manchester and completed her GP training at Lincolnshire. She is a PCN Clinical Director and Deputy Medical Director for a local GP federation.

Her specialist interests are in improving the primary/secondary care interface and supporting sustainable general practice. In her free time, she enjoys travelling and spending time with her family and two young children.

Dr Lauren Taylor

Dr Lauren Taylor qualified from the Nottingham GP training scheme, having graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2014. She has worked in the East Midlands since she qualified as a doctor and joined the LMC committee in August 2020.

Lauren has interests in primary care research, clinical leadership and strategy and ENT and mental health. She is taking on a fellowship role with a focus on care homes at Rushcliffe PCN for the year 2020-21 and works as a salaried GP at Castle Healthcare Practice. Lauren is passionate about improving and innovating primary care services and has joined the LMC committee to be able to drive change within General Practice. Outside of medicine, she loves yoga, running and good food.

Dr Kalindi Krishna Tumurugoti - Vice Chair/Director

Dr Kalindi Krishna Tumurugoti is portfolio GP, doing locum work and out of hours sessional work. He was previously a GP partner.

He has been on the LMC since September 2011, firstly as trainee representative then as a full member. He is also currently co-deputy chair of BMA East Midlands and chairs Notts LMC sessional subcommittee. He represents sessional GPs, as East Midlands Representative, on the UK Sessional GPs’ committee. He also sits on the board of RCGP Vale of Trent Faculty.

He is interested in Clinical Leadership, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Urgent Care, Information Governance and Orthopaedics. You can find him on Twitter @KalindiKrishna.

Dr Rebecca Ilett

Dr Rebecca Ilett is Managing Partner at Kingfisher Family Practice in Retford, having joined the LMC in 2023. Rebecca is a qualified GP trainer and has a specialist interest in training and education.

Gemma Bird - Practice Nurse Representative

Gemma joined the LMC as the co-opted Nursing member in January 2022. Gemma works clinically as a practice nurse within Mansfield as well as working as a Practice Nurse lead with Nottinghamshire Alliance Training hub. Gemma has a keen interest in Long term condition management especially in Diabetes and Respiratory. She has a keen interest in supporting, educating and enhancing the practice nurse workforce within Nottinghamshire and is currently undertaking the Professional Nurse Advocate training via Plymouth University.

Dr Anna Podlasek - GP Trainee Representative (Nottingham)

Dr Anna Podlasek is the co-opted GP Trainee Representative for Nottingham and is in the final year of her training. She is keen to hear from current GP specialty trainees about the ways in which she can support them through training.

Dr Bex Clegg - GP Trainee Representative (Sherwood Forest)

Dr Bex Clegg is the co-opted GP Trainee Representative for Sherwood Forest GP Training Programme. Bex is a General Practice trainee at an ST1 level, working part-time, alongside working part time as a NHS England East Midlands Leadership Fellow, redesigning and updating the regional East Midlands Leadership and Management Programme.

Jonathan Cummins - Practice Manager Representative

Jonathan joined the LMC as the co-opted Practice Manager Representative in early 2023. He has worked in primary care for nearly 30 years, most of that time as a practice manager working with different practices, varying in size, structure, and outlook.

Outside of the NHS he has served as a school governor at a local primary school and for the last two years has been chair of the governing body.