MPA BOARD

Board Bios as at March 2022

The Board Responsibilities:

Board
Chairman – Non Exective Director - vacancy
Siro (Senior Information Risk Owner) and Chief Exective Officer – Malcolm Benson
Chief Operative Officer – Lynn Johnston
Finance Advisor – Anthony Brand
Virtual Chief Information Officer – Imicro support
Clinical Governance –  Dr Julian Spinks

Executive Leads
Care Homes – Dr Antonia Moore
Improved Acess GP Hubs and Paramedic Home Visiting  – Dr Kuljinder Klear
Caldicott Guardian and Safeguarding – Dr Oluwaseum Arokodare
Primary Care – Lynn Johnston
 

 
Dr Kuljinder Klear - Executive Lead for Improved Access GP Hubs and Paramedic Home Visiting Service

Dr Kuljinder Klear

Dr Kuljinder Klear qualified from Exeter Medical School in 2013 and works as a salaried GP at HighParks Medical Practice, Higham, after qualifying from the Medway VTS programme.

He has a keen interest in teaching and training as is part of the Primary care Multi-disciplinary Leadership programme to transform health and social care in Kent and Medway. He is a highly motivated and dedicated doctor and is our clinical advisor for the Hubs based in Hoo, Rochester, Lordswood and Rainham.

 
Dr Oluwaseum Arokodare - Executive Lead for Safeguarding and Caldicott Guardian

Dr Oluwaseum Arokodare

 

MRCGP: Royal College of General Practitioners

Currently working as a full time partner with 5 years post GP training experience.

Actively involved in the day to day running of the surgery & providing GMS services to 12,000 patients across 3 sites in the Medway towns.

 

  • Excellent communication skills with good listening abilities for dealing with patients
  • Able to work independently & also in a multidisciplinary capacity
  • Excellent IT and time management skills necessary to carry out my duty as a GP.
  • Competent in running an efficient clinic in minor operations in general practice
  • Compassionate and Empathy demonstrated in carrying out my duties
  • Good leadership skills as a partner in making administrative decisions to help in the daily running of a busy practice
  • Up to date CPD, Appraisals and revalidation.
 
Dr Julian Spinks - Clinical Governance

Dr Julian Spinks

Dr Spinks has been a Medway GP for over 30 years following his GP training on the Medway VTS. He developed an interest in NHS administration and politics whilst still training and has had a broad range of experience in hospital and primary care administration.

He has been an LMC member for much of his career and he is currently Vice Chair having been Chair for 3 years. He also advises a National Charity and the Association For Continence Advice.

Julian lectures and has done media work for over 20 years. He regularly appears on BBC and ITV and is KMTVs Health Expert.

Dr Spinks has been Chairman of MPA since it formed in 2014 and is full time Clinical Director for MPA.

 
Malcolm Benson - Chief Executive Officer and SIRO 

Malcolm Benson

After a 15-year career with Mars Confectionery (sales, marketing, HR, recruitment, merchandising and product development) moved onto more senior roles with SMEs.

A career developed in various industries / medium size SMEs as an MD / CEO culminating in a management buyout of a business in 2005.

A successful Interim career followed in the private sector and was  invited to work in the NHS Primary Care sector in 2010.

For the last 11 years completed various Interim Director roles and currently full time Chief Exceutive Officer for MPA.

Vast experience of GP federations, NHS Trusts working with CCGs and within Primary Care.

Also, a CQC inspector as a Special Advisor.

Was a keen event rider for 15 years and after a county squash playing career became a keen golfer handicap now 11, regular gym sessions and enjoying socialising with friends.

Live in the New Forest area, separated - a Bath Rugby season ticket holder plus a keen supporter of England Rugby.

 
Lynn Johnston - Chief Operative Office and Executive Lead for Primary Care 

Malcolm Benson

Lynn joined MPA 1st February 2021 as Primary Care Director after a spell on part-time secondment from MCH.

Lynn previously worked for Medway Community Healthcare as Head of Service for Podiatry, Phlebotomy, Dynamic Mattress Service and ourZone.

After a successful 20 year career with MCH Lynn took the opportunity to join MPA and assume a role on the main board.

Lynn lives locally and has a family with a busy family and social life.

She enjoys “shopping” (only the best brands of course) and exclusive holidays; she tries to get way at least three times a year with her family.

Lynn likes to keep fit and regular “trains” with her 18 year son who is a semi-pro footballer with a local club.

 
Dr Antonia Moore - Executive Lead for Care Homes

Antonia Moore

Antonia has lived and worked in Medway for the last 13 years.

She is mum of three teenage boys.

She qualified in 1993 and spent time in hospital medicine, research and Public Health before completing GP training in 2005.

She enjoys minor surgery, is passionate about holistic care, has an interest in frailty and is currently training as a GP with a special interest in dementia.

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