Meet the Team
Dr Catherine Wall – Chair
Dr Wall Qualified in Cambridge University and University college London in 1987 MA (cantab) MB BS DCH DRCOG DA DFSRH
Dr Wall is currently a full time partner at York Road Practise and is a trainer and appraiser with special interests in diabetes and women’s health.
Dr Wall has worked with the CCG for the last five years and is currently the clinical lead for diabetes in the CCG and also clinical lead for 111 and NWAS (North West Ambulance service) for the 6 CCGS of Cheshire Warrington and the Wirral.
Dr Wall is wholeheartedly behind the vision of Primary Care Cheshire and wants to provide high quality services for the patients of Cheshire, tailored to their needs and as close to home as possible.
Brian Yorke – Chief Operating Officer
Brian has a BA (Hons) in Educational Studies and has worked for 30 years both in the public and private sector. During his career Brian has held various management posts and is currently the practice manager at The Helsby and Elton Practice.
Brian has been involved with Primary Care Cheshire for two years and was appointed to the Board in May 2014. Brian feels that Primary Care Cheshire is a great opportunity for GP practices in West Cheshire to collaborate and work together in a changing primary care landscape.
His main focus is on developing integrated clinical and support services to adapt to these changes and feels that this will assist primary care in West Cheshire to continue to offer excellent standards of service to our 250,000 patients and enable practices to work more efficiently both operationally and financially.
Dr Tahir Awan – Medical Director
Dr Awan qualified in Manchester in 1985 – MBChB, FRCGP, DCH DRCOG FPcert PGCTLCP.
Tahir is Senior Partner at Neston Surgery and has been a GP for over 20 years. His clinical interests include dermatological surgery and Medical Education.
He is a trainer and a Primary Care Medical Educator and an honorary tutor at Liverpool University.
Dr Jonathan Gregson - Finance Officer
Dr Gregson qualified in Liverpool in 1998 - MBChB, DRCOG, MRCGP.
Dr Gregson is a partner at the Heslby & Elton Practice, with a special interest in care of the elderly, diabetes mellitus, clinical governance and practice based commissioning.
Dr Gregson also sits on the Primary Care Programme Board.
Dr Gregson’s vision for Primary Care Cheshire is to use members experience and drive, to provide high quality, tailored and sustainable services to the patients on their registered lists.
Dr Gregson is committed to working with partner organisations to deliver the best outcomes for patients, as evidenced by both historical and ongoing alliances and relationships with community services, secondary care, the local authority and public health.
Kathy Dooley- Wellbeing Services Manager
Kathy has spent over 9 years working within third sector charities and companies supporting those with disabilities, low incomes and mental health conditions. Having gained experience working with stakeholders, external agencies and community groups; she then moved into management, as a Service Manager at a specialist mental health unit on the Wirral.
Following joining PCC as a Wellbeing Coordinator, Kathy built relationships within the practices and communities around Frodsham & Helsby whilst supporting her colleagues drawing on her prior management experience before successfully applying for the Senior Wellbeing Coordinator role.
Kathy is now continuing to develop her career, taking on Level 5 training in Leadership & Management as well as moving into the Senior Management Team in her current role as the Wellbeing Services Manager.
Kathy is enthusiastic about supporting the Wellbeing Coordinators and developing the Wellbeing Service as it continues to move forward over the coming years.
Devon McClurg- Office Manager
Devon has spent over 5 years working in the NHS, beginning her career as a admin apprentice in a GP surgery, she then moved on to become a finance administrator for Primary Care Cheshire. Since then Devon has continued to learn and develop her role and has since become office manager, focusing on HR and Finance. Devon is currently completing a level 2 AAT qualification and is passionate about developing the federation as General Practice evolves