Our partners & associates

Having many years of experience within Primary care, we understand the diverse range of skills required.  We have therefore developed a wide network of partners and associates with a range of skills to meet the requirements of our clients. By drawing skills in and tailoring our team to meet the needs of the job, we are able to keep our overheads down and pass these savings on in the form of competitive day rates.



 Richard Banyard

Richard has extensive operational, managerial and commissioning experience at all levels in the NHS, as well as overseas.   This includes more than 30 years in the NHS, over 10 years at Board level – including Chief Executive and various director positions including as LIFT Director and Director of Commissioning.

Richard is also experienced in teaching, conference presentations, examining and writing, with over 20 publications in professional journals.   He is also a qualified Further Education teacher and has headed-up a part-time Foundation Degree programme in Health Services Management at Hull College for local NHS staff.  His academic qualifications include a Masters Degree in Health Services Management from the University of Leeds and a Post Graduate Certificate In Education from the University of Huddersfield.

Richard runs his own consultancy, Future Health Solutions and is also Director of CQC Assist which offers a user friendly CQC risk assessment tool.


Robert Ward

Robert WardRobert has a degree in Eastern European & Slavonic History from University College London and has been putting the skills learned from this, research and writing, in to practice ever since.  He has extensive experience in bid writing for NHS Contracts, with this taking him across working for providers including NHS Trusts, Social Enterprises, Charities, GP Partnerships and Private Sector organisations.  He has worked across a range of services, including primary, community, acute and mental health, with particular expertise in primary and urgent care, as well as sexual health.

Robert’s others skills include project management, research and developing Urgent Care service models.


Dr Margaret Hearnden

Margaret has extensive experience in the field of language and culture. She is fluent in four languages and has lived and worked all over the world, including Canada, France, Germany and Japan. She holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Toronto, which focused on intercultural communication in the healthcare setting, and is a trained workplace mediator.



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