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, as a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation, 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 nearly 50% of GP practices in Oxfordshire and 30% of those in Northamptonshire are associated with PML as part of the PML GP Federation.
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 about 100 GP shareholders in almost 50 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 is a partner at Brackley Medical Centre, a Hospital Practitioner in the Endoscopy Clinic at the Horton Hospital, Banbury, a GP trainer and a family planning trainer. His special interests include Diabetes and Osteoporosis. John is one of the founding members of PML and current Chairman. He is an occupational health physician and director of two companies, one providing occupational health services and one providing pharmacy.
Andrew Elphick B.Sc (Hons), MCIM, MBA
Andrew joined PML as Chief Executive in January 2016 and will be retiring from the role in 2022. With an extensive career in both national and international industry, Andrew brings a wealth of commercial experience to the PML Board.
Director of Finance and Performance
Carolyn joined PML in 2015 and brings considerable financial experience to the organisation, having worked in the commercial sector previously. Carolyn acts as Company Secretary and is also responsible for managing HR and IT.
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.
Biography to follow shortly.
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.
Dr 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.
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.
“PML aims to deliver high quality community-based healthcare through an extensive network of local clinicians working together for the benefit of patients.”