Our Health Partnership - who we are
Dr Vish Ratnasuriya – Chair
Like many local GPs, I graduated and trained in Birmingham and have remained loyal to our local population. As a full time GP partner at Lordswood House Medical Practice in Harborne, I enjoy the variety that General PRactice has to offer, from teaching medical students to looking after a nursing home and doing baby clinics on the same day whilst enjoying the continuity of care for patients, a personal list system offers.
I am a GP with a special interest in Sports and Exercise Medicine, and look after a semi-professional football team outside the practice. More widely, for the last few years, I have been clinical contracting lead for the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and musculoskeletal medicine across Birmingham for CrossCity CCG.
Outside medicine I enjoy rock climbing, playing cricket, DIY, and can occasionally be found near a guitar. All whilst retaining a balanced family life, and I am particularly proud to be one of the few dads doing the school run a few days a week
Dr Kate Khanna
As a Board Member, I bring a lifetime of practical experience to the role. I am a longstanding, committed and transparent member of the partner-based model of General Practice. For this very reason, I am extremely enthusiastic about being a member of the Our Health Partnership Board
With twenty-two years’ experience as a GP partner, and now a senior partner, I understand the importance of accountability and honesty, and I thrive working with others both as a team member and as a leader. In addition to General Practice, my current clinical roles include Hospital Practitioner in Ear Nose and Throat at University Hospital Birmingham and GPwSI in Urogynaecology at Birmingham Women’s Hospital. I am also the clinical lead for Birmingham CrossCity CCG for Birmingham Women’s Hospital, a role that is indicative of my managerial ability, and a fundamental feature of any effective Board Member.
Dr Will Taylor
I have been a partner at Lordswood for eight years, and have a proven track record in my practice. My partners have put their trust in me to manage the practice, giving me a session a week of management time.
For the last four years I have been the clinical lead overseeing the contract at University Hospital Birmingham for Birmingham CrossCity CCG. This has given me insight into how services are commissioned and put out to tender. I have developed valuable working relationships within the CCG and secondary care which will be invaluable to Our Health Partnership.
I enjoy being a trainer, and I believe that our registrars are our future. I will develop supportive, developmental roles for our registrars to move into after training, creating a self-sustaining workforce.
Dr Bavna Kallan
I am currently a full-time Partner at The Dove Medical Practice, Erdington. I have been a full-time partner in General Practice for the last 13 years. I am Clinical Lead in Diabetes and Safeguarding Lead in the practice. I am a Trainer and teach final year medical students.I was born in South Africa, completed Medical School in Johannesburg and came to England in 1997. I am happily married and blessed with 2 beautiful children. I enjoy outdoor fitness including running and regular boot camp sessions. I strongly believe that Our Health Partnership is a fair, equal and supportive organisation that will lead the way to influence positive change in General Practice and improve patient care. I am delighted to be on the Board for OHP and will bring my energy and enthusiasm to help create a dynamic, innovative and caring organisation.
Dr Philip Saunders
Having qualified in Birmingham in 1991 I have remained here working as a GP ever since. I am the Medical Director for the two GP surgery teams I work with in Quinton and Nechells, and Clinical Director for our successful local provider group the ‘Northfield Alliance’. I am an optimist and a realist, and want OHP to grow and provide healthcare in an environment that works for both our patients and my colleagues.
Dr Mark Newbold – Managing Director
Prior to joining Our Health Partnership Dr Mark Newbold was a hospital CEO for 7 years and prior to that a consultant histopathologist at both Coventry and Warwick Hospitals. He is a graduate of Birmingham Medical School and he trained in Birmingham, going on to develop interests in gastrointestinal disease and in clinical management and leadership.
He is currently Chair of the NHS Confederation Commission on improving urgent care services for older people, and Professor of Health Leadership at Aston University where he is working on the new Aston Medical School, an innovative project that will support students from areas with poor health outcomes. He is Senior Associate at Keele Clinical Leadership Academy, and a regular writer and blogger, and is passionate about developing and supporting medical leaders
Dr Rahul Dubb
Having qualified in Nottingham in 2002, I undertook my GP training in Birmingham. I now work in Sutton Coldfield, and having been bon and schooled here, i strive to give quality general practive back to the community. I have variuos interests within practice including diabetes, teaching of Birmingham University year one medical students anf GP specialty trainees. I am the commisioning lead for the practice and have particularly enjoted leading collaborative work with local Sutton practices and good hope hospital with the aim to provide increased quality and breadth of services to patients withinn the community.
Outside of medicine I love to spend time iwth my family.
I enjoy playing 5 a side football anf cricket. I like to think i can strummy guitar though others may disagre.
Lesley Evans – Operations Director (starts February 2016)
Lesley is a qualified accountant recently working as Integration and Programme Manager on the Better Care programme in Birmingham and Director of Primary care at Birmingham Cross City CCG. She has worked in the NHS for many years in Acute Foundation Trusts, Community Trust and with CCGs.
At Birmingham Cross City CCG she is responsible for the delivery of its Primary Care agenda, covering
both the commissioning of primary care and the delivery of Aspiring Clinical Excellence.
Previously she was Integration and Programme Manager for the Birmingham Better Care Fund (covering Birmingham Cross City CCG, Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG, Birmingham South Central CCG and Birmingham City Council); prior to that she was Deputy Finance Director at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust and for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Outside work she helps her husband run his bistro and catering company based in Redditch. She has three children – two teenagers and one who is older. Her life revolves around her family – loves holidays and supports West Bromwich Albion!
Lisa Hudson – Financial Controller
A University of Birmingham graduate & CIMA qualified accountant, Lisa Hudson has 20 years finance experience working in a variety of industries including healthcare. Previous Finance Director roles including a biotech company involved in oncology drug development and a European healthcare company with operational & business development expertise in dialysis, diagnostics & radiotherapy. Strong experience of working with start-ups & SME’s to establish effective financial reporting, processes and controls.
Janice Muir – Communication Lead
Janice has worked in PR and communication within the public sector for about 25 years; for the past 12 years she has worked with the NHS in acute trusts, PCTs, clinical commissioning groups, public health and health service regulatory authorities. Totally committed to the NHS and believes that the challenges faced by the NHS at present need radical solutions and that investing in General Practice is critical to the future of the NHS. She enjoys a challenge, likes reading, cooking, travelling and watching football
Ellie Dearn – Administrative Support (part-time)
Ellie’s recent education has included, Colmers Farm Secondary School Specialist Sports and Science College, Halesowen College, where she achieved a Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Fashion with Textile Studies and Birmingham metropolitan College where she is studying for an Art & Design Foundation Degree.
Ellie is a creative, conscientious and outgoing young woman. She is determined, reliable and organised. She is a great addition to our team, she has a friendly and positive attitude.