Meet the Team

Meet The Team - MKGP Plus Ltd

Dr Adam Staten - Chair

Adam Staten is a GP partner at the Red House Surgery in Bletchley where he has worked since 2016. He trained at Cambridge University and King's College London, and completed a short service commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps before returning to the NHS for GP training.

He first started working for MKGP in 2017 in the role of Medical Director and took over as Chair in September 2019.


Andrew Harrington - CEO

Andrew is an Executive Leader with over thirty years’ experience in health and care.
He has worked within the domains of acute, community and mental health provision, in commissioning and national as Chief Nurse for Guernsey.

He is a qualified nurse and executive coach.

Andrew believes passionately in integration and working at scale. Together we are all stronger and can achieve much more, and cost a lot less.

Dr Neil Douse - Non-Executive Director

Dr Neil Douse is originally from Bletchley, and having worked as a junior doctor at MKUH became a partner at the Stonedean Practice in Stony Stratford in 1998, and has worked there full time since then.

Neil has been a director for MKGP Limited since its formation and is the Treasurer and Vice-Chair.

Francine Godrich - Company Secretary and Non-Executive Director

Francine Godrich is qualified solicitor with 14 years’ experience, the last 7 of which were spent working as a legal adviser to Primary Care providers. Francine has a proven track record of ensuring that the legal requirements of an organisation are met and is an experienced company secretary and non-executive director.

Francine believes that health systems which focus on Primary Care delivery make for better health outcomes for patients and is keen to support the Federation in its mission to offer improved access and extended services to patients and integrating Primary Care in wider health and community services.​

Steve Kemp - Deputy CEO

Steve joined the Federation in May 2017 as a project manager focused upon the set-up of the company, then in February 2018 he was appointed as Executive Head of Change Programmes.

Steves introduction to the Federation came following his role as programme manager for the Prime Ministers Challenge Fund here in Milton Keynes. Steve and his family have recently moved to the area, and he is determined to make a difference for all the residents of Milton Keynes

Tom Dennehy - Director of Finance

Thomas has over fifteen years’ experience working in finance within a variety of senior management roles, covering both acute & primary care provider NHS services.

A registered chartered accountant; he specialises in all areas of financial management including M&A and best practice approaches to data collection, data analytics and financial modelling.

Dr Kirsty Creed – Medical Director

Dr Kirsty Creed qualified in 2012 from Southampton University and has spent time during her training in both primary and secondary care.

Kirsty now works as a salaried GP at Whaddon Medical Centre where she has a special interest in Palliative Care and is one of the Safeguarding leads. Kirsty also works in Urgent Care, enjoying the variety and breadth of experience these different roles allow.

Michelle Danks - Director of Nursing and Governance

Laura Lucas - Director of Operations

Dr Richard Simpson - Deputy Medical Director

Dr Simpson studied undergraduate degrees at both the medical and law school at the University of Manchester before completing foundation and GP training in the Oxford Deanery in 2009. He has worked as a GP in Milton Keynes since 2016 and has interests in medical law & ethics, medical education, respiratory medicine and diabetes.

Rajiv Nandha - Head Clinical Pharmacist

Simon Jones - Allied Health Professional Clinical Lead

Karen Saville - Deputy Director of Nursing and Governance

Clare Briars - Head of Services - Division B

Clare joined The Federation in October 2018. She has worked in the NHS for approximately 15 years starting out as a GP receptionist and working up to being a Practice Manager.

She has a wealth of experience with regard to CQC having experienced numerous inspections and this puts her in good stead to share this learning with member practices.

Bruce Abel - Acting Head of Services - Division C

Caroline Burton - Service Manager for MKGP Access

Kirsty Normile - HR Officer

Marc Pether - Corporate Services Manager

Rae Sinclair - Corporate Office Manager

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