Mark Newbold

Dr Mark Newbold

Mark’s career has spanned both hospital consultant (histopathology and cytology) and hospital Chief Executive roles. Currently he works as Managing Director of Our Health Partnership, a newly established GP partnership based in the Birmingham area, and also holds academic roles with Aston, Keele and Birmingham universities.


Mark was one of the first senior health managers to use Twitter and to start blogging – producing a ‘CEO Diary’ that attracted a large and diverse readership. He is an enthusiastic online debater and sees GP View as an opportunity for thought-provoking conversation, and the sharing (and challenging) of ideas, views and experiences in the rapidly evolving area of NHS general practice.

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Dr Dom Patterson

Dom is a GP Partner in Doncaster, Chair of Primary Care Doncaster (a federation of 44 practices and 300,000 patients) and Deputy Director of GP Education for Health Education England in Yorkshire and the Humber.


He is a nationally elected member of RCGP Council and the founder and curator of #whyGP, an online movement aiming to highlight the positives of GP. He is passionate about reducing health inequalities and heavily involved with the Deep End movement. Pulse magazine names him one of the UK’s 50 most influential GPs, recognising his work promoting General Practice.

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Sarah Longland

Sarah is a highly experienced commercial and NHS senior manager with over twenty two years’ experience in HR and general management positions in both commercial settings and more recently in General Practice.


Currently a Business Manager of Sutton Coldfield Group Practice, Sarah has also worked as Head of HR within BADGER GP out of hours’ services in Birmingham and most recently as General Manager of a 10 surgery super partnership in Birmingham.


Sarah has for the last 2 years, alongside her role as a practice manager, supported the merger of a 32 practice GP super-partnership partnership in Birmingham and held a board position with them as Interim HR Director, up to and since merger. Sarah has facilitated mergers in general practice at both a strategic and operational level and is now supporting another merger in North Birmingham. She has also presented to the BMA General Practitioners Committee on the subject of the corporate GP partnership model and its benefits to patients and partners.

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Ema Kufel

Ema is a Digital Communications Consultant with a wealth of experience within both the private and public sectors. She specialises in copywriting for web, social media and digital strategy. Most recently she was the Editor in Chief of the blog for the National Institute for Health Research, enabling research stories to come to life through digital platforms.


She is passionate about healthcare and health research in the UK, having worked and collaborated with the Department of Health, the NHS and the NIHR. She is keen to bring her digital expertise to GP View and help to spread the news and encourage conversations.

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