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The LPP Team

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Our team, in alphabetical order. Contact information is available on the Contact Us page.

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Adam Jarosz

Senior Category Manager, Medicines Optimisation and Pharmacy Procurement

Adam joined LPP from the private sector in January 2018. Before joining LPP, Adam worked as a Procurement and Contracts Manager for over 12 years, creating and delivering business-wide procurement and contract strategies, managing supplier services, and business-wide supplier audit strategies.
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Aisha Achha

Pharmacy Project Manager, Medicines Optimisation and Pharmacy Procurement

Aisha has worked in community and hospital pharmacies as well as a PCT in support technician roles. She worked for NHS City and Hackney for two years before joining LPP as specialist Pharmacy Support.

Anitha Preeti Raj

Workstream Procurement Support, Estates Facilities and Professional Services

Anitha has worked in the NHS since 2013 in administrative roles. She has a degree in Human Nutrition, and previously worked in the Oncology department at Guys’ Hospital.
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Ash Fraser

Category Specialist, Estates, Facilities & Professional Services

Ash has private and public sector procurement experience. She was the procurement manager for an IT reseller before joining King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as the Procurement Services Manager in 2009. She later held the role at both KCH and GSTT as part of the Shared Procurement Service. More recently she was responsible for the procurement of clinical and non-clinical equipment for large capital projects at KCH and has experience in Agency and Temporary Staffing. Ash is MCIPS qualified and a Prince II Practitioner.
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Azhar Saleem

GP Respiratory and Individual Funding Request Lead, Medicines Optimisation and Pharmacy Procurement

Azhar is a practising GP who has worked as a respiratory lead, diagnostics lead, KHP Children and Young Peoples’ Health Partnership LTC lead and “Singing for better breathing” GP lead for Lambeth. He has also filled the role of lung and primary care co-lead for Guy’s and St.Thomas’.
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Baldish Kang

Senior Consultant & Category Lead, Technology and Consultancy

Bal is MCIPS qualified with over 20 years experience in business development, strategic procurement, project management and transformation across the private and public sectors. Bal delivered and increased usage of the LPP Managed Document Services and Clinical Digital Information Systems frameworks nationally to achieve efficiencies and savings ranging from 40% - 80%. At LPP, Bal has enabled organisations to be compliant with the Government’s Personalised Health and Care 2020 Digital Strategy.
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Danielle Lebby

Procurement Administrator, Technology and Consultancy

Danielle is the first point of contact for customer and supplier enquiries for the Technology team. She organises events, market research, management information and invoicing. Having completed her Apprenticeship at LPP, she now also supports the team to increase framework uptake, so helping to deliver savings and increase efficiencies across the NHS and wider public sector.

Darush Attar-Zadeh

Pharmacist, Medicines Optimisation and Pharmacy Procurement

A pharmacist, behaviour change specialist and national public health trainer, Darush has specialised in the field of smoking cessation for twenty years and is part of the London clinical senate delivery team. He works as a CCG respiratory lead in Barnet and is part of the LPP team project managing on cardiovascular disease.
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Dr Vincent Mak

Chair, LPP Responsible Respiratory Prescribing and Value in Healthcare Workstream

Dr Vincent Mak qualified from Guy's Hospital in 1983. From 1994 to 2013, he was a Consultant Physician in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and Clinical Director for Emergency Services at North West London Hospitals Trust. He was also the Clinical Director of the Outer NWL Integrated Care Program, and then the Whole Systems Integrated Care Program Board for North West London, the largest Integrated Care project in the UK. Currently he chairs the LPP Responsible Respiratory Prescribing and Value in Healthcare workstream. He is also the NW London Regional Advisor for the Royal College of Physicians and is a member of the Primary Care Respiratory Society Executive.

Elaine Morris

Talent Development Manager, Corporate Services

Elaine has more than 20 years’ experience in implementing and managing lifelong learning in vocational settings including Work Based Learning, Apprenticeship Training Schemes, Colleges, Commerce, Civil Service and the NHS. Experienced in all aspects of Apprenticeship Levy Management, Elaine is a graduate in Educational Management, a member of CIPD, qualified in Neuro Linguistic Programming and is a 360 feedback facilitator.

George Fillery

Apprentice, Corporate Services

George joined LPP in June 2018 as an apprentice in Software Development, after completing his sixth form education. He is supporting the Systems Development team. George’s qualifications are in Computer Science, IT and Media.
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Graeme Webster

Systems Development and Integration Manager

Graeme has over 20 years of software development experience. Whilst at Merton Council he developed the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) platform which is now used nationally by both the private and public sectors to pre-qualify suppliers. He is an Umbraco Certified Level 2 Developer and has an MSc in Information Technology.
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Jackie Eastwood

Associate Director, Medicines Optimisation and Pharmacy Procurement

Jackie is an experienced hospital pharmacist with a background in technical and clinical pharmacy services to patients. She has specialised in intestinal failure and nutrition for the last 17 years. She was the Chairman of the British Pharmaceutical Nutrition Group for six year and is currently chair of the stakeholders group for the national framework for home parenteral nutrition and a member of the National Homecare Medicines Committee.
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Jas Khambh

Associate Director – Pharmacy & Medicines Optimisation & Lead for Primary Care

Jas is an experienced pharmacist who has worked in the NHS for 20 years, as both a pharmacist and a senior manager and has a strong track record of success. Jas has led on various initiatives and programs of work across London to help deliver the objectives of the strategic QIPP programme and other medicines optimisation initiatives. More recently, Jas has been working at NHS England as the National Pharmacy Adviser for NHS RightCare, focusing on the national initiatives for Medicines Optimisation within NHS RightCare.
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Joby Jose

Strategic Analyst

Joby joined LPP from the Croydon University Hospital, where he was a Procurement Data Analyst. Joby gained his experience in both the NHS and private sector. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology and a Degree in English Literature. He is a specialist in creating automated reporting and analytics tools.
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Joel Rocha

Procurement Support, Medical and Surgical Workstream

Joel is a biomedical engineer who also has an MSc in Computing and Medical Instrumentation Engineering. In addition he has a degree in Hospital Management. Prior to joining LPP Joel worked for two years as an administrator for the Portuguese Association of Hospital Managers.
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Justin Hayde-West

Senior Pharmacist, Medicines Optimisation

Justin is an experienced hospital pharmacist with a background in surgery and critical care, and a track record of success as both a team leader and clinical manager. Justin holds a postgraduate qualification in independent prescribing and utilises this in practice as an independent prescriber. Prior to joining LPP, Justin spent a year as one of NHS England’s 2017/18 Chief Pharmaceutical Officer’s Clinical Fellows, leading on various national quality improvement projects in medicines optimisation.
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Kay Petken

Business Manager

Kay joined LPP from Greenwich Time to Talk, a physiological wellbeing therapy service for Oxleas NHS trust in Greenwich, having gained experience in working with patients in a service and day to day administration management and then as an Information Data Analyst.
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Laura Quirke

Director of Marketing and Engagement

Laura brings private and public sector marketing and communications experience to LPP, having directed her own agency prior to joining the NHS in 2010. She has managed marketing and communications for household names including Samsung Cameras and Nestlé. While living in Vancouver Laura established the marketing and communications function for the Land Title & Survey Authority of British Columbia. She’s also a Prince 2 Practitioner.
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Laura Whitworth

Senior Category Manager, Estates, Facilities & Professional Services

Laura has worked in procurement in acute trusts for more than eight years gaining experience in a broad range of category areas. Before joining LPP in 2012 she was the Procurement Projects Manager at Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust. She has full MCIPS and an MSc in Procurement which included a dissertation on the application of lean principles in the NHS.
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Lee Joseph

Chief Operating Officer

Lee has more than 15 years' purchasing experience gained across a variety of industries. He has held senior sourcing positions at blue chip companies including JCB, Unipart, GE and Health Trust Europe. Academically, Lee has an MBA in Chinese Negotiation Strategy, a Post Graduate Diploma in E-Commerce and a BA (Hons) degree in American Management Science.
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Levente Fazekas

Business Intelligence Manager, Business Intelligence Team

Levente's background is in analytics and statistics; he gained his experience in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining LPP he was working in the financial services industry specialising in analytics and reporting services. He has a degree in Economics and Finance from the LSE.

Lorna Jackson

Workstream Procurement Support, Estates Facilities and Professional Services

Lorna has worked in the NHS for more than 20 years, most recently at GSTT and University Hospital Lewisham. She is a CIPD Associate in Human Resources and Employment, and has had both administration and procurement roles.
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Mark Fox

Category Specialist, Estates, Facilities & Professional Services

Mark has a public sector background and spent over 17 years at the National Audit Office, where his last and main role was as Procurement Manager. Mark is also part MCIPS qualified.

Matt Price

Senior Category Manager, Estates, Facilities and Professional Services

Matt has worked in public sector procurement for more than 8 years. Prior to joining NHS LPP he worked as a Procurement Business Partner at London Borough of Southwark with responsibility for their Environment and Leisure, Finance and Governance, and Children’s and Adult’s Services procurements, and has advised on individual procurements with values in excess of £250million. Matt is in the final year of his MCIPS qualification.
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Michael Badham-Jones

Category Support Specialist

Michael has worked in public sector procurement for two years. Prior to joining LPP, Michael worked for a Shared Procurement Service delivering on contracts for Horsham District Council, Mid Sussex District Council and Crawley Borough Council. The role included delivering open OJEU processes, open tenders, frameworks, RFQ, spend analysis and contract management. Michael has a degree in Politics and a master’s in Corruption and Governance.
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Michael Pace

Managing Director, Corporate Services

Michael brings a wealth of senior procurement experience gained across a variety of industries and working globally. Michael has held many positions across the NHS from Head of Procurement at Great Ormond Street to (most recently) Head of Category Towers at SCCL (the organisation managing the Category Towers on behalf of the DHSC). Michael is looking to bring this wealth of knowledge together to support LPP’s development in the rapidly changing landscape of NHS procurement.

Moynul Islam

Strategic Analyst, Business Intelligence

Moynul is a graduate with a background in analytics. He has held various roles in the acute sector, and is passionate about charity - he spent nine months working as a volunteer for UNICEF in an orphanage in South Africa. Moynul also volunteered for the Macmillan Cancer Centre in Central London as a student ambassador, and has run marathons for breast and bowel cancer raising more than £5.5k in the process.
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Nicola Atack

eEnablement Lead

Nicola's career in the NHS began in 2007 when she joined the King’s College Hospital procurement department. She was the procurement systems lead for the Trust’s Omnicell cabinet implementation and in 2011 she became the Head of Systems for the Guy’s & St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospital Procurement Shared Service, responsible for all procurement technology and requisition processing across both trusts. She has an MA and is a Prince 2 Practitioner.
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Pauline McCalla

Cancer Pharmacist, Medicines Optimisation and Pharmacy Procurement

Pauline is a hospital pharmacist leading on Cancer and Chemotherapy for a District General Hospital and a member of the London Cancer New Drugs Group. She was the North West London Cancer Network Pharmacist for five years and is now an active member of several groups for London Cancer Alliance.
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Poe Thant

Systems Analyst, Corporate Services

Poe has a degree in Development Studies and an MA in International Business Management. Prior to joining the LPP as an Analyst, Poe worked for South West London and St Georges’ Mental Health NHS Trust. She supports the maintenance and administration of all internal LPP systems and applications.
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Raman Tiwana

Category Support Specialist, Technology & Consultancy

Raman has public and private sector procurement experience. Prior to joining LPP, Raman worked for Sun Chemical, where her role included data analysis, category strategies, and supplier negotiations. Raman’s health sector category experience includes agency, orthopaedics and technology. Raman has a degree in law and CIPS.
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Rebecca Fisher

Dietetic Project Manager, Medicines Optimisation and Pharmacy Procurement

Rebecca is an experienced dietitian and has worked in community and acute healthcare, adults and paediatrics. She is leading on the nutrition workstream and coordinating dietetic work in this area. Rebecca also manages the paediatric dietitians at the Royal Free.
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Shah Miah

Category Support Specialist

Shah Miah joined NHS London Procurement Partnership (LPP) in late 2016 as an apprentice and went on to generate an income of £2m for the organisation in the last financial year. Shah’s hard work and dedication saw him win Apprentice of the Year at the Unsung Hero Awards in 2018. Shah also has extensive experience in the private sector, working in sales management for the gaming industry.
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Stephanie-Lea Alexander

Category Manager, Agency & Temporary Staffing

Stephanie joined LPP from Brighton & Sussex University NHS Trust where she was a Senior Buyer, having begun her career there as a Junior Buyer specialising in Estates and Facilities, and Medical and Surgical. She also spent a year getting to know the Bank system, placing nurses, medical locums and admin staff into suitable and available job roles.
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Steve Dunkerley

Associate Director, Technology and Consultancy

Steve has worked across a wide range of procurement functions within the NHS and wider public sector. He also has a commercial track record in consulting and business development. Before joining LPP Steve was at EGS as Head of Business Process Outsourcing and prior to that he was at Improvement and Efficiency South East where he helped 74 local authorities collaborate and meet their efficiency savings.

Tim Smith

Senior Procurement Specialist, Agency and Temporary Staffing Workstream

After exclusively working in the private sector, Tim has now worked in the NHS for more than 10 years, initially at Imperial, and most recently at PPS as Senior Category Manager. Here, Tim focused on the procurement of Agency Staffing and associated requirements, for up to six Trusts. Tim has a broad experience in various areas of NHS tendering, and is fully MCIPS qualified.
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Tracy McMillan

Pharmacy Procurement Manager

Tracy has worked in NHS hospital pharmacy for more than 25 years; the last 13 years in pharmacy procurement and later in homecare. She spent a short time in industry which included formulation and large scale batch manufacturing. Tracy is a member of the Pharmaceutical Market Support Group (PMSG), sub group for generics and MCIPS registered.
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Trish Hardy

Senior Engagement Manager

Trish has a wide and varied experience in banking and industry, education and the charity sectors, as well as across a range of healthcare provision in the NHS. In 2012 she achieved the highest grade nationally in the Healthcare Suppliers Association development programme. She is a Prince 2 Practitioner.
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Ursula Hardwick

Category Manager (Technology & Consultancy)

Ursula has 9 years healthcare experience across a variety of different areas. She has worked in both public and private sector procurement with roles that include developing national NHS frameworks, managing an acute NHS trust procurement team and leading the IT category management for an NHS outsourced service provider.
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Wajid Qureshi

Stoma Care Project Lead

Wajid is an experienced pharmacist who has worked in a variety of roles in secondary and primary care, as well as in pharmacy education. He is a Lead Prescribing Adviser for NHS Newham CCG, and Stoma Care Project Lead for LPP. He has a postgraduate diploma in Pharmacy Practice and has completed a series of health sector leadership courses, including Warwick University, NHS Leadership Academy and CPPE courses. Wajid is also a NICE Associate for Medicines and Prescribing.

Zarah Perry-Woodford

Consultant Nurse, Stoma Care

Zarah has over 20 years’ experience as a registered general nurse and worked in a variety of settings within the military, private sector and NHS. Currently she is on a secondment from London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust where she works as a Consultant Nurse in Stoma Care. This role includes direct patient care as well as leading on stoma care education nationally and internationally, research and development.

Zhi Xiao

Senior Application Developer, Corporate Services

Zhi is an experienced .NET developer who has spent the past few years developing web applications and commercial systems for public and private sector organisations. His expertise also includes systems integration and IT projects.
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