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Our management team

Our management team

Jim Easton

CEO, Health Care

At a glance

  • Joined Care UK in February 2013.
  • Currently Chair of the NHS Partners Network, the branch of the NHS Confederation representing independent sector providers.
  • Previously was National Director of Improvement and Efficiency at the Department of Health. Led the national Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) project that works across the NHS to improve both quality and efficiency.
  • Was also Chief Executive of the NHS South Central Strategic Health Authority, and Chief Executive Officer of York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Almost 30 years’ experience in the NHS, with experience in primary care, mental health, healthcare commissioning and policy development.
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Suzanne Lawrence

Managing director, Primary Care

At a glance

  • Joined Care UK in May 2009.
  • Previously worked as a healthcare management consultant for PwC in Singapore and for a private equity firm in Dubai as a director of healthcare strategy. 
  • Worked in the NHS for 12 years in a variety of acute trusts both as director of strategy and director of operations.
  • Started out as a graduate trainee on the NHS management training scheme.
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Andy Lunt

Managing director, Secondary Care

At a glance

  • Joined Care UK in October 2016
  • Andy has 15 years of healthcare management experience. 
  • Before joining Care UK, Andy spent 12 months working in social care to broaden his understanding and experience of the wider health sector
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Marjorie Gillespie

Medical director, Primary Care & Caldicott Guardian

At a glance

  • Joined Care UK in November 2012 when the company acquired Harmoni.
  • Joined Harmoni in 2009 as a self-employed GP and was appointed in January 2010 as clinical director in a GP practice with a walk-in centre, and an out-of-hours service.
  • Became a Harmoni regional medical director in East of England in June 2012, then national medical director in September 2013, overseeing all clinical aspects of Care UK’s primary care services.
  • Still works as a GP in clinical practice and out-of-hours services in North East Essex, an area which includes highly deprived areas.
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Rob Loveland

Medical director, Secondary Care & Responsible Officer for Care UK

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At a glance

  • With Care UK since January 2015.
  • Prior to joining Secondary Care he was the medical director of an NHS trust.
  • Spent 24 years in the NHS as a consultant anaesthetist and director of intensive care. 
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Barry Nee

Chief information officer

At a glance

  • Joined Care UK in May 2013.
  • First role at Care UK was Group Transformation Director. Since 2015 had been Care UK's Chief Information Officer.
  • Previously spent 15 years at Accenture, a global consultancy company, working for health and public sector clients.
  • Extensive change and operational experience across several settings, including 3 years working as part of the NPfIT programme.
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Yousaf Ahmed appointed to the General Pharmaceutical Council

Yousaf Ahmed appointed to the General Pharmaceutical Council

March 30 2020

We are delighted to announce that Yousaf Ahmed, Chief Pharmacist at Care UK Healthcare, has been appointed to the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).Establis

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A message from Jim Easton, Chief Executive of Care UK Healthcare

A message from Jim Easton, Chief Executive of Care UK Healthcare

March 26 2020

I hope you are keeping well through this unprecedented and uncertain time in which we find ourselves.

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111 services delighted by surprise pizza delivery

March 25 2020

Dorking, Southall, Ipswich and Bristol 111 services were thrilled to recently receive a pizza delivery complimentary of one of their suppliers, Smith and N

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What do we tell the children? Coronavirus and kids

What do we tell the children? Coronavirus and kids

April 7 2020

Russell Green, National Lead Psychiatrist for Health in Justice at Care UK Healthcare is with us again this time helping us with the difficult conversations we may be having with our children around Coronavirus.

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