Meet The Faculty Board
Joint Chair & Council Representative
Dr Karen O'Reilly
Current: Part time GP partner in Bishops Waltham, GP Trainer, CSA/RCA Examiner
Previous : appraiser, programme director, clinical teaching fellow Southampton University, Coach, locum, salaried doctor
Interests: Lifelong learning and all things creative.
Joint Chair & Council Representative
Professor Johnny Lyon-Maris
Current: GP retention doctor in Lyndhurst, GP Trainer, GP Associate Dean, honorary Professor in Medical Education and faculty development, International Development Advisor to Kosovo, Civilian Advisor in General Practice to the Royal Navy
Interests: Anything on the water or a horse.
Dr Richard Weaver
Current: HEE Lead on International GP Recruitment.
Previous: Retired GP (2007), Primary Care Dean for the Wessex Health Education England.
Interests: Life long educationalist and outdoor person.
Dr Donald Batham
Current: GP Locum, GP Appraiser, Surgeon Commander RNR, ILS Instructor. Previous: Senior Lecturer in Primary Health Care Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Advisor in General Practice to Medical Director General Royal Navy, Senior Medical Officer Operations Herrick 9 & 14, NHS and Military GP Trainer, GP Partner Andover, Ex Regular RN Doctor, Ships Divers Officer, Helicopter Controller (Transit), Physician to the Military Pack of Apes (Gibraltar). Interests: Personal development, most things sporting and, if you ask my wife, Google and trivia.
Dr David Palethorpe
GP Partner at Bishops Waltham Surgery and Palliative Care Specialty Doctor at Mountbatten Hampshire Hospice
Interests: History , Theatre, Politics.
Dr Pritti Aggarwal
Current: Part time GP partner at Living Well Partnership, GP Board Member for Southampton City CCG, Deputy Director PMC University of Southampton
Interests: Reading, Cooking, Streamlining pathways, recycling materials to make cards.
Dr Alexander Armstrong
As retired GP, Trainer and Course Organiser, I have been involved with our Faculty for 20 years.
I hope to provide some institutional memory, to help us to avoid falling into the same old traps.
And I look forward to the future, having become especially interested in the role of Covid prevention by Vitamin D.
Dr Sonia Barros D'Sa
Current: salaried GP in Southampton, Primary Care tutor for Southampton University Medical School, GP Appraiser, member of Hampshire & Isle of Wight LMC, Trustee for the Wessex GP Educational Trust.
Dr Sunil Bhanot
GP exploring medical education, clinical translation and screening.
Interests: determined dancer, striving poet.
Dr Sarah Burns
GP, First5, Ex-Vet
Interests: cake-loving runner, mad puppy owner
Dr Julie Chinn
Locum GP, appraisals, organising peer support meetings and other educational events as well as supporting healthcare professionals in training.
Dr Rachel Elliott
Current: Primary Care Dean for Thames Valley and Wessex, Health Education England
Previous experience: GP (of all sorts; locum, retainer, flexible career scheme, salaried, partner), GP trainer, TPD, AD and Head of School.
Interests: Directing, writing and performing very low level pantomimes, attempting to drag along my very old chocolate Labrador in a ‘walk’, getting outside in our beautiful countryside.
Dr Tim Howard
Retired GP (Dorset). past Trainer, and trainer of the Trainers.
Past Director, Dorset Health Authority and FHSA. Past Chair, GMC Fitness to Practice tribunals and director, Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service.
Dr Ed Klaber
GP and Trainer - Jersey, channel islands.
Interest in dermatology, paeds and mental health, positive psychology and coaching
Interests: Skiing, Hockey, Triathlon
Dr Helena McKeown
Current: GP retainer in Gillingham, senior appraiser, BMA chief officer, Trustee Salisbury Almshouses, member Transport and Health Science Group.
Previous experience: senior partner, GP trainer, nationally elected member RCGP Council, Trustee RCGP, Member of the Standing Commission on Carers
Interests: Equality, health and climate change
Dr Hannah Morgan
GP partner on Hayling Island. Clinical Director Hayling Island Emsworth PCN. Wessex Next Gen GP. RCGP reg QI champion.
Dr Vaishali Naik
Current role: salaried doctor at Friarsgate Surgery in Winchester, personal academic tutor for Southampton Medical students
Previous experiences: OSCE examiner for med students
Interests: cooking for friends and family, knitting and running.
Dr Aigbs Ohiwerei
Current: Portfolio GP at Whiteley Surgery; Board Member for the Clinical Policy Implementation Service; Assessor role for GP recruitment for Wessex.
Previous experience: MSc in Leadership in Health and Wellbeing; Wessex LMC representative for Fareham and Gosport; Clinical Lead Role for PHL Out of Hours Service; Private GP for Spire Health Care Portsmouth
Interests: Passionate about racial equality in healthcare and society; co-authored an Anti-Racism policy for his PCN; keen marathon runner; enjoys spending time with his family and being involved in charity work.
Dr Jonathan Rial
Current: GP Retainer, GP Trainer, ARCP Associate Dean, Programme Director - Southampton, RCGP Clinical Lead for Portfolio Development, WPBA Core Group, CSA/RCA Examiner
Previous experience: Wessex Faculty Treasurer, GP Locum, Salaried GP, GP Recruitment Deputy
Interests: Cycling, running and holidays.
Dr Sally Ross
Current: Portfolio GP with sessional NHS clinical work for PHL in Portsmouth; Clinical Advisor for NHS England; GP tutor & facilitator via HEE; GP Appraiser; presenter for GP Update ('Red Whale') and private GP sessions for Spire GP service.
Previous experience: Royal Navy Medical Officer (22 years); GP returner; GP partner; GP senior partner; employed partner (after merger); GP Trainer; (ST3/ST2, FY2, medical student teacher); CCG sessional work & LMC medical director.
Interests: Home & Health.
Dr Benjamin Rusholme
Current: GP and co-founder GreenGP Wessex.
Previous: chair AiT sub-committee, Next Generation GP, guest editor Pulse.
Interests: sustainable healthcare.
Dr Timothy Whelan
Current: GP in Newport, Isle of Wight since 1993, and elected member of CCG
Previously: RCGP Clinical Commissioning Champion and Wessex Regional Ambassador; NHS R&D GP Scheme; FY 1 and 2 and medical student teacher; Army
Interests: encouraging colleagues; veterans' health; armchair adventure.