Blurring of Boundaries: Innovations and the Changing Face of Primary Care

Dr Marion Lynch
NHS Thames Valley & Wessex Leadership Academy

Dr. Marion Lynch is Deputy Medical Director for NHS England South Central, the middle of England from the M25 to Wales. She is responsible for leading the systems and processes which assure the public that GPs are up to date and fit to practise. She is also a national innovation ‘thought leader ’and strategic lead, contributing to defining and designing the future workforce our patients deserve and the services they will need. She has worked in the NHS and aboard for 35 years.  She believes in a state-supported health and wellbeing system which enables people to look after and improve their health and cares for them when this is no longer possible. Her doctorate challenged the current approaches to medical education and the expected outcomes. She races big sailing boats which results in big bruises and small wins. She originally trained as a nurse and a public health specialist.


Professor Greg Simons
University of Buckingham

Greg Simons is professor of Primary care at the University of Buckingham since 2014, where he leads on the GP aspects of curriculum delivery for undergraduate medicine. Professor Simons continues to work as a GP in the market town of Buckingham where he has been based for the last 15 years, having previously served in the Royal Army Medical Corps in operations at home and abroad. In recent times, he has been an associate GP Dean in Oxford with patch responsibility for Milton Keynes and more recently the whole of Buckinghamshire. He has co-led the Educational and Clinical Supervisor training for Hospital Consultants in all the Acute Trusts. His other positions of responsibility include National Clinical Lead on GP Access and Responsiveness, as well as GP Specialist Advisor to the Care Quality Commission.