About us:

Meet the team

Cheshire Local Medical Committee Limited (LMC) is made up of up to
21 GP elected Committee Members, who each represent the views of our 600 Cheshire GPs, practice managers and other practice staff.

Meet the Committee

Dr. David Ward (Chairman)
Dr. Tiina Ashton (Vice Chair)
Dr. Branwen Martin (Medical Director)
Dr. Daniel Harle (Shadowing Medical Director)
Dr. Giles Kent (Finance Director)
Dr. Simon Powell (Associate Medical Director)
Mr. William Greenwood (Chief Executive and Company Secretary)
Dr. Nichola Bishop (Associate Medical Director)


Meet the Secretariat

Mr William Greenwood

Chief Executive and Company Secretary


William has more than 53 years’ experience in healthcare and social enterprise work – his roles have included Chief Executive of a NHS Shared Services Agency and Family Practitioner Committee, a Director with Strategic Health Authorities, supporting the development of over 20 social enterprises and of course his current role with Cheshire LMC.


William has worked at local, regional and national level, the latter with the Department of Health, as part of the team developing the original QoF scheme.

William joined the Cheshire LMC in late 2014 supporting the development of the organisation, to make it ‘Fit for the Future’ and widening its services to member practices. He brings with him the technical knowledge around the GP contract. He has long been inspired by the innovation, adaptability and energy of GPs and their teams to improve local services for people.

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Mrs Julie Hughes

Business and Operations Manager


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Meet the Committee and members

Dr David Ward Chair

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Dr Tiina Ashton Vice Chair

I am a GP Partner in the market town of Frodsham, in a practice with 18,000 patients and a large rural community. My interests are in Women’s and Child Health and I am Safeguarding Lead for our practice. I sit on our PCN board and have been a member of the LMC since 2018.

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Dr Branwen Martin Medical Director

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Dr Daniel Harle Shadowing Medical Director

I am a GP partner at Broken Cross Surgery in Macclesfield, East Cheshire. I represent the practices in Macclesfield PCN. I am also an Associate Medical Director for Cheshire LMC and the Care Community Clinical lead for Macclesfield Care Community. I have clinical special interests in sport and exercise medicine and drug and alcohol misuse. I have been a LMC member since 2017.

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Dr Giles Kent Finance Director

I am a GP partner in a rural practice in West Cheshire. I am dispensing representative for Cheshire LMC looking after the dispensing rights for practices. I am also Finance Director for the LMC.

I have special interests in minor surgery, COPD and Asthma.  I have been a member for the Cheshire LMC since 2013.

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Dr Simon Powell Associate Medical Director

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Dr Nichola Bishop Associate Medical Director

I have been a GP for 12 years, and recently moved to Alsager to be nearer my home and family. I enjoy getting to know my patient as a whole person, and not just as a disease.  I have special interests in Minor Surgery, Women and Children, and Diabetes.  When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my children, running and watching Dr Who.

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Dr Fiona Kilby LMC Member

I have been a partner in a practice in Northwich, Cheshire since 1994. I am a joint clinical Director for Northwich PCN and also a board member for the South Cheshire and Vale Royal GP Alliance. I have an interest in child and women’s health and dermatology.

I have been an LMC member since 2010.

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Dr Yvette Brindle LMC Member

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Dr Peter Speake GP Federation Representative (Vernova) co-opted

I am a GP partner in Alderley Edge, Cheshire.  I represent East Cheshire GP Federation (Vernova Health Care CIC) as a co-opted member of the LMC as well as the PCN.  Since 2015 I have been a GP trainer and have an interest in GP education.  As a keen runner this has resulted in an interest in sports medicine and sports injuries.

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Dr Tom Rigby LMC Member

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Dr  Sean Morris LMC Member

I recently joined Knutsford Medical Partnership in August 2020 as a new partner after spending the previous 7 years working in London. I work 7 sessions a week and my interests include Diabetes and Cancer care.

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Dr Laura Neale LMC Member

I am a Salaried GP at the Hungerford Medical Centre and represent the Practices within the Crewe area (Hungerford, Grosvenor and Rope Green PCN).  Before becoming a GP I trained in Hospital Medicine and have an ongoing interest in Care of the Elderly Medicine. 

I completed my Primary Care training in 2019, and have been a member of the LMC since 2020.

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Dr Susannah Ball LMC Member

I am a GP in Crewe and represent the practices of Eaglebridge PCN. Having qualified as a GP relatively recently in 2018 and then starting as a GP partner in 2020 I have a personal interest in GP education and First5 GPs. I have been an LMC member since 2019.

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Dr Ivan Camphor GPC Representative Cheshire & Merseyside (co-opted)

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Dr Peter Leftwick LMC Member

Originally from London/Essex, I qualified MBBS (London) in 1993 and, after a year living in Spain, I moved to Cheshire in 1997. After 9 years working in hospitals in A+E, medicine and anaesthetics/ITU I completed my GP training in 2003. I have been at the Audlem Medical Practice throughout my GP career, as trainee, locum, salaried GP, Partner and now Senior Partner and now work 7 sessions a week there.


I previously spent 15 years also working part time in medical education at The University of Liverpool, but now my only work commitment outside the practice is as Nantwich and Rural PCN LMC representative.

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Dr Daniel Jones ICT Lead (co-opted)

I am a salaried GP at Fountains Medical Practice, part of Fountains Health and Chester Central PCN. I attend LMC meetings on their behalf and also to advise on ICT matters. I am Clinical Lead for ICT for West Cheshire CCG and Clinical Advisor to the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership. Previously I have been a GP Trainer, and now I train Physicians Associates and Medical Students as part of the practice team alongside the Fountains Integrated Care Home Service. I am helping with the Cheshire LMC education steering group as I believe education is key to evolving how we practice in response to demands, how we make the most of the ICT opportunities available and in maintaining our interest and abilities in our work.

I am keen to use our ICT resources to help share information and support practices, and am always interested in any ICT feedback so please contact me if you have a question or want to be involved in ICT development.

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Dr Claire Baker GP Federation Representative (Primary Care Cheshire) co-opted


Dr Jonathan Griffiths LMC Member


Dr Lesley Appleton LMC Member


Dr Daria Mudrak GPST3 GP Trainee Representative (co-opted)


Dr Shana Tam LMC Educational Group Lead and Sessional GP Representative (co-opted)


Dr Paul Bowen LMC Member


Dr Jonathan Gregson LMC Member