Our team

The Gloucestershire GP Education Trust Committee is comprised of experienced GP's with an educational interest.

GGPet committee

Sadaf Haque

Salaried GP, GGPET Chair

Having spent most of my life in London latterly as an Oncology Registrar, I retrained and qualified as a GP in Gloucestershire in 2010.

GGPET was an amazing organisation to join as a trainee and being new to Gloucestershire- I was so inspired, I joined the Committee and am delighted to now Chair the organisation.

I enjoy a portfolio week, working as a Salaried GP in Gloucester and as Gloucestershire CCG Cancer Clinical Lead

Olivia Munn

GP Partner

Having completed my GP VTS in Gloucestershire in 2002 I have been a partner at Leckhampton Surgery in Cheltenham since 2003. I am an Educational Supervisor, a GP Appraiser, I teach medical students from the University of Bristol and have role as a fellowship advisor with the Gloucestershire training hub. I joined the GGPET committee in 2019 and have been an enthusiastic part of our transition to the blended learning approach . I am diverse in my interests which I think is the beauty of General Practice however I lead in Diabetes and long-term conditions for my practice and dabble with dermoscopy!

Alison Ellis

GP Partner

I moved to Gloucestershire for foundation training in 2008 and have enjoyed living here since. I stayed in the deanery as an O&:G registrar and clinical teaching fellow for the University of Bristol before starting GP training in 2016.

I maintain interests in women's health and medical education.

I joined the GGPET committee as a trainee representative in 2017 and stayed on as a first 5 representative after I CCT’d in May 2020.

Harry Thorogood

Salaried GP

I work as a salaried GP and locum in Gloucestershire, having previously been a partner & trainer. I have always greatly enjoyed the educational element of my work and I am now enjoying being part of our great GGPET committee.

Sophie Wing

Salaried GP

I am a salaried GP in Cheltenham. I joined the GGPET committee in my ST3 year whilst undertaking an Education Scholarship, and enjoyed it so much have been a committee member ever since. I have always enjoyed education and currently teach Bristol medical students at my practice.

Bethanie McIntyre


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Susanne Kumar

Salaried GP

I am a salaried GP in Gloucester, having stayed on at my practice after completing a fellowship in health inequalities. Areas I am particularly interested in are obesity, lifestyle medicine and social prescribing.

Mark Seaman

ST3 Education and QI Scholar

''I am an ST3 on Gloucestershire and a local patch education scholar. I graduated from Norwich Medical School in 2015 and after the foundation program in Severn, I did two years further medical training in the Republic of Ireland before returning to Gloucestershire to train as a GP. I have always particularly enjoyed the education side of being a doctor and hope to continue to cultivate this interest as part of the GGPET team''

GGPet Support Team

Jackie Pinkerton

GGPET Bookkeeper

I took over as Book-keeper from Kate Bartlett in April 2012. I manage the accounts, liaising with Rachel Gadsden in raising and settling invoices, report to the Treasurer Dr Stuart Nelson, and present the year's accounts to Hazlewoods.

Previously I worked as Finance Manager for Sixways Clinic for 9 1/2 years.

Rachel Gadsden

PGME & GGPET Administrator

Spent 2015 working in the Postgraduate Medical Education Department as Administrative Apprentice undertaking various administrative tasks for courses.

I am now employed in the department and will be supporting the Committee to formulate the GP Education Programme, ensure GPs are regularly informed of programme and to book online through the website. I will also be doing memberships and AGM administration.

Sam Taylor

GHNHSFT Medical Education Manager

Alex Townsend

Deputy PGMC Manager

I was appointed as Deputy Medical Education Manager in December 2021, after joining the Trust in 1993 and working as a PA/Medical Secretary to Mr Mark Whyman, Consultant Vascular Surgeon for the last twenty five years. I oversee the operational and day to day running of both Sandford and Redwood Education Centres.

GGPet Trustees

Ingrid Barker


Ingrid Barker is Chair of Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust. She has been Chair of Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust since April 2011.

She was previously a Non-Executive Director on the Board of NHS Gloucestershire for five years.

She is a Trustee and board member for NHS Providers, elected to represent the Community Trusts across the country.

Ingrid has undertaken national policy and service development roles through the Centre for Mental Health Services Development.

She was Deputy Chief Executive of an NHS Trust in Surrey and led Croydon Mental Health Unit as Unit General Manager, transforming institutional services to community provision.

A qualified social worker, Ingrid established a service for young homeless people in Central London and was Regional Director of MIND. She also led the creation of the first mental health Patients Councils and Advocacy projects in Britain.

Martin Nicholas

Chair, Board of GGPET Trustees

I was a partner at Leckhampton Surgery between 1988 and 2016, also trainer since 1992.

I deliver courses for the Severn Deanery to their teaching faculty, and have been involved with assessing underperforming doctors.

I have a strong belief in using education as a tool for change and quality improvement and have used it effectively to overcome barriers to progress in several spheres.

Outside interests include smallholding, school governor and outdoor pursuits.

Russell Peek

Consultant in Neonatology, Director of Medical Education GHNHSFT, GGPET Trustee

Russell is a Paediatrician and Director of Medical Education for the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is an advocate for evidence-informed quality improvement in healthcare education, interested in the impact of complexity, uncertainty and stress on clinical learners. He is a GMC Education Associate and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators.

Stuart Nelson

GP Partner, GGPET Trustee and GGPET Treasurer

Dr Stuart Nelson qualified at St George's Hospital Medical School, London in 1983. He joined the Overton Park Surgery in 1989 and is the Senior Partner, a GP Trainer and Appraiser. Dr Nelson has a special interest in Diabetes and was appointed a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners in November 2005. He is the current Treasurer of Gloucestershire GP Educational Trust.

Tim Hardwick

GP Partner & GGPET Trustee

Tim qualified at UCL in 1990 and joined Stoke Road Surgery in Bishops Cleeve in 1999. He is a long-term member of GGPET and a keen advocate of teaching and learning. Tim has been a GP trainer since 2009 and is also an appraiser of Gloucestershire GPs. In recent years he has been involved in teaching 5th year Bristol medical students during their primary care attachments in Gloucestershire.

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