Meet Our Team

Who are we?

North Arden PCN was formed in 2021 and comprises of three local GP surgeries serving a population of approx. 31,000 patients, Atherstone Surgery, Springhill Medical Centre in Arley and Station Street Surgery in Atherstone.

Take a look at this short animation from NHS England which explains how they work.

Meet our Team

Dr. Rachael Davies

Clinical Director

Atherstone Surgery

Dr. Davies is a GP Partner based at Atherstone Surgery. She has been a GP since 2006, and joined the Atherstone team in 2015, having previously worked in South Wales and Burton on Trent. Originally from Southport, she qualified as a GP in 1999 with an MBChB honours from Sheffield University. She initially trained in Sheffield as a surgeon so has significant experience of working in secondary care. She completed her GP training in Birmingham and gained her MRCGP with distinction in 2006.

She is passionate about ensuring that the best care possible is accessible to patients locally by working closely with other colleagues in Health and Social Care. As Clinical Director Dr. Davies is accountable to the PCN member practices and has a key leadership role in the development of strategic plans to improve the quality and effectiveness of primary care services and develop partnership working within the wider Integrated Care System (ICS) to develop improved health to the network population. She is the non-voting chair of the PCN Board meetings. 

She is also a Clinical Director of Primary Care Warwickshire GP Federation, a role which supports resilient General Practice and provision of local services across Warwickshire North.

Dr. Tom Hywel-Edwards

Executive Member

Atherstone Surgery

Dr Hywel-Edwards is a GP partner based out of the Atherstone Surgery. He initially joined the Atherstone team in August 2021 as a GP registrar but began working as a fully qualified GP partner in September 2023. From there he joined us at the PCN as an executive board member in December 2023.

He began his career by doing an undergraduate BSc. Hons in Biological sciences with environmental resources at the University of Warwick, graduating in 2011. Here he stayed to continue his medical training attaining a MbCHb in 2016. From there he completed his GP training in 2023 with MRGP in Coventry and Warwickshire VTS.

Dr Hywel-Edwards has a keen interest in dermatology and technology in healthcare. In the future He hopes to expand into practical procedures such as minor surgery and injections and continue to help integrate technology to improve patient experience and access to primary care

Dr. Chintan Shah

Executive Member

Springhill Medical Centre

Dr. Shah is a GP Partner based at Springhill Medical Centre in Arley. Born in Essex, UK, he spent most of his childhood in India and trained as a doctor at the Saurashtra University, India, qualifying with MBBS in 2004. He started work in the NHS in 2005 at the University Hospital North Staffordshire. He worked as a physician (core medical trainee) in different hospitals in the Midlands area until 2010. Having had significant secondary care experience, Dr Shah then trained as a GP (2010-2013) and completed his MRCGP in the Coventry and Warwickshire deanery in 2013.

Dr Shah joined Springhill Medical Centre in 2011, first as a trainee GP and is now the Senior Partner. He is also one of the two Executive representatives for Springhill Medical Centre for the PCN. Dr Shah has a special interest in dermatology and is also passionate about medical teaching and general practice training. He is the senior training lead at the practice for medical students from Warwick Medical University and trainee GPs from Coventry and Warwickshire deanery. Outside of work he is a keen cricket follower and enjoys walking, cycling and yoga.

Dr. Obaid Ullah

Executive Member

Station Street Surgery

Dr. Ullah is a Senior GP partner based at Station Street Surgery in Atherstone. He trained at Walsgrave Hospital (Now UHCW) qualifying in 1999 and following his GP Registrar training commenced work in Coventry and joined Station Street Surgery in June 2007.

Jordine Crooks

Nurse Clinical Leader

Spring Hill Medical Centre

Jordine is a Practice Nurse and Nurse Prescriber with an interest in Respiratory and Diabetes working for Springhill Medical Centre having returned to the practice in 2019. Prior to this she worked in a practice in Coventry following qualification, before moving back to Springhill, where she had completed a large percentage of her nurse training, when a post became available.  She completed her prescribing with the support of the practice in 2021.

Jordine hopes to be able to go on and complete her training as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

In her role as Lead Nurse for the PCN, she supports Dr Davies as Clinical Director and also looks to support practices in the provision of data relating to health and quality outcomes which enables the PCN to work collaboratively to improve the service provided to the community.

Outside of work, Jordine spends a lot of time involved in motorsport, in particular Rallycross (both competing and organising). She sits on four motorsport committees and in 2020 won Motorsport UK Volunteer of the Year, an achievement which she is immensely proud of.

Karen Clarke

Executive Member

Atherstone Surgery

Karen has worked for the NHS for over 30 years. Starting her career with the NHS in the Pathology Lab at Queens Hospital, Burton on Trent, she then moved on to Overseal Surgery where she trained to be a Dispensary Technician, following this she was the Practice Manager at Dordon & Polesworth Surgery for 10 years, until 2003, when she moved to Atherstone Surgery in Ratcliffe Road.

Since her arrival Karen has overseen numerous expansions and improvements to the building, not only for the benefit of patients but for the wider community with a 100 hour on site pharmacy and the opportunity to enable the PCN to deliver over 30,000 Covid vaccinations to all age groups registered with the PCN.

Karen’s special interest is End of Life Care, having started her career at LOROS Hospice in Leicester, however, Karen is also particularly interested in mentoring colleagues and supporting new Practice Managers. This very much keeps Karen on her toes and ensures she is constantly up to date with legislation and the ever-changing landscape of Primary Care and the wider NHS. Karen has many outside interests, of which one is being a part time Magistrate, a role which is as equally challenging and varied as her role in the NHS!

Avis Lynch

Executive Member

Springhill Medical Centre

Avis has recently been promoted to Practice Manager at Springhill Medical Practice following the departure of Chrissy Jones. Avis has worked at the practice for 13 years in various positions, most recently as Deputy Practice Manager so has a broad overview of all aspects of the needs and demands of the local population.

Lisa Bird

Executive Member

Station Street Surgery

Lisa has been the Practice Manager at Station Street Surgery since November 2007. She Joined the NHS in 2001 working in a GP practice. During that time Lisa has worked many years in various positions, within the practice whereupon in 2006 she was promoted to Deputy Practice Manager.

Claire Brown

PCN Coordinator
(Non-Executive Board Member)

Claire has been working as Deputy Practice Manager at Atherstone Surgery since 2021, she has worked for the surgery since 2003 previously managing the administrative aspect of the Quality & Outcomes Framework ensuring the call and recall of patients with long term conditions and also as one of the medical secretaries. She studied for and completed her Practice Manager Diploma in 2023 and is keen to continue to learn and develop in the ever-changing world of the NHS.

As PCN co-ordinator Claire is responsible for the administrative support to the Clinical Director and the Executive Board to ensure clear communication between all members of the PCN and other organisations with which we work.

Marcia Sherriff

PCN Finance Administrator
(Non-Executive Board Member)

Marcia has worked at Atherstone Surgery since April 1992 first as a receptionist and then later once returning from maternity leave in 2004, taking up the role as clinical trials administrator in the research department, at the surgery. She has been involved in participating/running clinical trials for over 20 years. As the PCN developed she became Finance Administrator. In this role she supports the Clinical Director and Executive Board to ensure that all available funding is identified and claimed in order to maximise services and opportunities to benefit patients.

Christine (Tina) Billington

Development Consultant and Health Inequality Lead
(Non-Executive Board Member)

Having retired after 14 years as Business Development Manager at Chancery Lane Surgery in Nuneaton, at the invitation of the PCN Board, Tina agreed to take on a consultancy role to the PCN supporting the Clinical Director in the development and introduction of new services.

Tina is experienced in submitting bids for new funding to NHS England and prior to her retirement was successful in securing funding from the Estates and Technology Funding (ETTF) announced by the Government in their 5 year plan in 2015 for a new medical centre which is due to open in Hartshill in the Summer/Autumn of 2022.

Juliet Reeves-Eastwood

Website and Communications Co-ordinator
(Non-Executive Board Member)

Juliet originally began working at the Atherstone Surgery in 2004 as an administrative assistant with a focus on processing medical documents and read coding. Over the years this job role has expanded to include the running of the Atherstone Surgery website and more recently becoming the surgeries I.T. lead.

As the PCN developed she accepted the role of Website and Communications Co-ordinator for the PCN website and helping to develop and raise patient awareness of the PCN.  As part of this job role Juliet is responsible for the development of content, general aesthetics and maintenance of the PCN website.