OHP Central Team


OHP Central Team

Lesley Evans – Chief Operating Officer

I joined Our Health Partnership in early 2016. I used to be Director of Primary Care at Birmingham Cross City CCG. Before that I was Integration and Programme Manager on the Better Care Programme in Birmingham (covering Birmingham Cross City CCG, Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG, Birmingham South Central CCG and Birmingham City Council.)

I came to Our Health Partnership because I strongly believe that it’s the kind of organisation that offers an answer to the challenges of general practice, but also forms part of a wider health system solution.

All of my career has been spent in the NHS, with considerable time in Acute Foundation Trusts, Community Trust and CCGs. I have also worked as Deputy Finance Director at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust and for Birmingham Children’s Hospital – I am a qualified accountant.

Outside work I help my husband run his catering company, based in Redditch. I have three children – two teenagers and one grown up. My life revolves around the family – I love holidays, own two greyhounds and am a keen supporter of West Bromwich Albion!


Clair Huckerby  – Chief Pharmacist  

I joined Our Health Partnership as Consultant Pharmacist and lead for workforce in January 2020.
Prior to this I worked in Dudley as a Pharmaceutical Adviser and Consultant Pharmacist for 17 years leading and developing a large team of primary care clinical pharmacists who have won multiple national awards for delivering innovative care.

I qualified as a Pharmacist from Bradford University in 1996 and spent the first years post qualification working in hospital and community pharmacy, prior to starting a career in primary care in general practice in Birmingham. I have a passion for developing the role of clinical pharmacists and allied health professionals and over the last 23 years have pushed boundaries becoming one of the first pharmacist prescribers in the country in 2004 and the first primary care Consultant Pharmacist in the country in 2018.

I have a special interest in renal and cardiovascular medicine and have worked for NICE as an expert advisor authoring a number of clinical guidelines. I am a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham School of Pharmacy and continue to work in a clinical role at a local general practice.I am looking forward to utilising my expertise to develop the roles of clinical and non-clinical OHP staff to build high quality multi-disciplinary teams.

Outside of work I spend time with my family and friends, usually involving taking part or competing in crazy running or swimming related sporting challenges.


Karen Demetrious – Head of People and Practices

Following a long career in bookselling and the voluntary sector, I entered Primary Care in 2013 and have been a Practice Manager in both a large and small practice.

I joined the OHP Central Team in May 2019 as Partnership Services Manager supporting practices and helping to develop and improve services for patients and staff alike.

Using my interest in Human Resources I helped to launch the internal OHP HR support package in 2021 along with the Employee Assistance Programme.

At the end of 2021 I took up the post of Head of People and Practices for OHP, working alongside the Head of Compliance, Contracting and Clinical Services in supporting the Chief Operating Officer in managing the OHP Central Team in driving the Partnership forward whilst networking with external agencies and growing the OHP profile within Primary Care and the NHS.


Josie Jones – Head of Compliance, Contracting and Clinical Services

I joined Our Health Partnership in January 2022 after working in various Management roles within Primary Care over the last 8 years. I have worked within OHP practices since it was formed in 2015 and have now joined the central team because I enjoy providing support across multiple practices and believe in its aim to make life better for patients and practices.

I support the organisation with all aspects of CQC, governance, contracting, commissioning and clinical services development. I am currently studying for an MBA in Leadership and Management and enjoy reading and walking my dog in my spare time.


Helen Murphy –  Head of Finance

Helen joined OHP in January 2024.  She has a degree in Business Studies with Finance, qualified as an accountant in 1997 and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She first jointed the NHS through a work placement year in the finance department of a Community Trust.  Following graduation, she joined University Hospitals Birmingham where she trained and qualified as an accountant.

During her 11 years at the Trust, she had many different roles starting in Financial Accounts, then moving into Management Accounts and finally working as a Project Accountant setting up the Centre for Defence Medicine and doing the financial modelling for the Birmingham New Hospitals Project.  Following a move to Warwickshire she took up a role as Head of Finance for Warwickshire Fire and Rescue for 10 years.

Helen then moved back to the NHS through Primary Care spending 6 years as a GP Practice Manager, taking up her first role in a 6,000 patient practice in Coventry then quickly moving to a larger role as Practice Manager for a practice in Banbury (a 6 Partner practice with 17,000 patients).  She supported the practice through two mergers to become a practice at scale with over 40,000 patients. She also managed the PCN.

Helen lives in Warwickshire with her husband, two sons and her cat.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, tending her garden, walking and holidays.