PML is a growing organisation providing valued health services to diverse local communities in Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire. The company is owned and run by GP shareholders who steer the organisation and make decisions about which services the organisation should provide for local patients.
OUR STORY SO FAR
PML was founded in 2004 by a small group of General Practitioners, with the main aim of ensuring that local NHS healthcare professionals had an opportunity to bid for, and provide, innovative primary care services in their local area.
In the years since it was formed, the organisation has grown and now more than 60% of GP practices in Oxfordshire and 30% of those in Northamptonshire are associated with PML as part of the PML GP Federation. We are a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation, which means that all the money we generate through service contracts is reinvested back into providing patient care.
We believe that local care providers, who know and understand the health needs of their own patients, and who are used to working collaboratively in their region, can provide the best quality and most cost effective integrated primary care services. We work to develop services we know people want and need so that patients get the best care options for their circumstances.
PML’s business model is unusual, but it is not unique. There are other GPs working in a similar way in other parts of the UK and competing well with other private healthcare providers for NHS contracts. The PML GP Federation is the largest collaborative group of GPs in Oxfordshire and South Northamptonshire. In total, there are 106 GP shareholders in 53 GP practices.
After over a decade in business, we have a proven track record of success in delivering a diverse range of services and we are continually looking to bid for new contract opportunities and to recruit motivated and ambitious staff to join us.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr John Harrison MBBS FRCP MRCGP DRCOG DFFP
John qualified in 1984 and is a partner at Washington House Surgery in Brackley; a Hospital Practitioner in the Endoscopy Clinic at the Horton Hospital, Banbury; a GP trainer and student tutor for Imperial College medical students; and Medical Officer to Brackley Cottage Hospital. His special interests include Diabetes and Osteoporosis.
Dr Neil Fisher MBBS DRCOG MRCGP MSc DLSHTM, PG Cert Med Ed
Clinical / Medical Director
Neil qualified in medicine from UCL in 2003, and subsequently completed his Masters in ‘Health policy, planning and financing,’ at LSE. After a number of years working in acute hospital specialties, he completed his GP training in the Oxford deanery. He is now a partner and Postgraduate Trainer at Chipping Norton Health Centre.
Dr Simon Cartwright MBBS MRCGP DRCOG DCH
Simon joined the PML Board in April 2013 and is the lead GP for Counselling services. As a full time GP principal at The White Horse Medical Practice in Faringdon his interests within the Practice are Clinical quality, finances, information technology, complaints, governance and chronic disease management. Simon is a member of Thames Valley Primary Care Research Network and The Oxford Medical Club.
Mr Andrew Camp
Andrew joined PML in April 2009 as Interim Managing Director, before taking up his current Non Executive Director position in 2010. Andrew brings considerable senior management experience from his career in a range of business sectors. Recent appointments include The Foreign & Commonwealth Office where he lead the commercial directorate and the Office of Government Commerce where he provided commercial support to the formal Gateway reviews of major ICT and Estate projects across central government. Andrew is currently the Commercial Director at the train operator, Abellio Greater Anglia, where he is responsible for sales, marketing, procurement, media relations, corporate affairs, franchise management, internal communications, retail systems and fares for the train operating franchise.
Dr Toby Quartley MB, Ch.B, MRCGP, DFFP
Toby qualified from Leicester University in 1997 and completed a general medical training rotation before undertaking his GP training in Banbury, Oxford and Bicester, qualifying as a GP in 2005. He has worked as a full-time partner in Bicester (Alchester Medical Group) since 2006. As well as his role as a Foundation Programme Clinical Supervisor within his practice, he is Chair of the north-east Oxfordshire GP Federation OneMed.
Graham Barter MBBS (London), DRCOG, MRCGP
Graham joined the PML Board in 2014. He greatly values his role as a generalist and over the years has developed an interest in dermatology and musculoskeletal medicine. Graham has been a GP Trainer since 2001 and was given the Oxford Deanery award for Educational Supervision in Primary Care in 2012.
Mr Andrew Elphick B.Sc (Hons), MCIM, MBA
Andrew joined PML as Chief Executive in January 2016. With an extensive career in both national and international industry, Andrew brings a wealth of commercial experience to the PML Board.
Mrs Laura Spurs DMS MBA
Director of Operations
Laura joined PML in 2007 after an NHS career in commissioning. From 2009 Laura held the position of Managing Director overseeing the company organisational development in to a significant local provider, within the Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire healthcare economies.
Director of Clinical Services
Tony joined PML in 2017 after undertaking a number of roles in the NHS and independent healthcare sector. He qualified as a therapeutic radiographer and has extensive knowledge in improving quality of patient care in many different clinical services.
“PML aims to provide high quality cost efficient community based healthcare where it can develop, enhance and improve services, for the benefit of patients. It does so by being supported by, directed by, and integral to the work of local clinicians.”