Category: Team Members

Lizzie Bradshaw

Profession Lead for Physiotherapy |

I am the Profession Lead for Physiotherapy at the Training Hub. My focus is on musculoskeletal first contact practitioners (MSK FCPs), but I am here to support all physiotherapists working in primary, community, or social care, by providing support to education and development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Creating a community of practice for MSK FCPs in BNSSG
  • Engaging with stakeholders to develop the MSK Physiotherapy workforce
  • Practice MSK Physiotherapist 

Richard Jefferies

Simulation Fellow |

I am the Training Hub’s Simulation Fellow. The focus of my 12-month fellowship is to establish simulation-based education in primary care throughout BNSSG, to increase collaboration in this area with secondary care, and to build a network of ‘simulation champions’ to design and deliver simulation training in PCNs and practices.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Train and support ‘simulation champions’
  • Promote implementation of simulation-based education in BNSSG
  • Champion greater collaboration with secondary care

Kerri Magnus

Advanced Practice Lead |

I’m the Hub’s AP (Advanced Practice) Lead.  Nurse by background and as such, I’m passionate about championing and facilitating advanced practice for the primary care workforce in BNSSG. I founded The ACP Forum (for advanced clinical practitioners), created to bring the AP community together and achieve positive change.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Promoting the AP role and agenda in primary care
  • Embedding educational frameworks for FCP / ECP / ACP in general practice
  • Liaising with stakeholders on ways we can work together to support ARRS-employed AP roles
  • Various Training Hub projects
  • Advanced Practice Lead and Chair for The ACP Forum
  • HEE Education Co-ordinator for PiPC
  • Medical Educator & EIA Practitioner Mentor

Jeannie Morrice

Social Prescribing Link Worker Ambassador |

I’m the Training Hub’s Social Prescribing Link Worker Ambassador. Currently, I’m researching and working to support the training needs of social prescribing link workers in the area. My aim is to help promote this new role within the health services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Celebratory event for SPLWs
  • Induction and training packet(s) for SPLWs in BNSSG
  • Organising informed care training
  • Social Prescribing Link Worker Ambassador
  • SPLW Researcher

Dr. Sarah Ballisat

Education & Development Lead |

I am the Education & Development Lead for BNSSG Training Hub, and contribute to the strategic direction of the Training Hub, leading our work to support GPs and those in personalised care roles in primary care. I’m a GP by background, and have a Masters in Public Health.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Newly-qualified GP Fellowship Programme
  • Supporting GP and GPN mentors
  • Personalised care
  • Previously worked in clinic
  • Fully engaged with the Training Hub now!

Ruth Povey

Project Manager |

I am a project Manager within the Training Hub. I have worked in Healthcare roles within Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire since 2012. I assist the team with the delivery of medicines optimisation training, skills passporting, and GP retention packages.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Funding management
  • Team management
  • Developing support around workforce pipeline, planning, and development
  • System-wide working 
  • Workforce modelling and planning
  • Various Training Hub projects

Roger Harrison

Business Manager |

I’m the Hub’s Business Manager. I’ve worked in primary care in the South West for around 10 years, as a practice manager and CQC inspector. I support the team to deliver, coordinate, and lead education and training for the primary, community, and social care workforce.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operational delivery
  • Service development and project management
  • Information management
  • Regional Training Hubs liaison
  • Community, social, & primary care workforce development
  • Primary care strategy

Dr. Holly Hardy

Clinical Lead |

I am the Hub’s Clinical Lead, have been a GP for over 20 years, and involved in medical education throughout my career. My roles involve working on current, key issues around training and workforce planning.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Workforce planning
  • National conferences
  • BNSSG Training Hub Clinical Lead
  • Severn Deanery Postgraduate Associate Dean
  • Royal College of GPs Council Member
  • Practice GP

Wendie Smith

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Placement Expansion Lead: Social Care

I’m working as a Placement Expansion Lead focussing on Social Care and the PVI sector.   Developing capacity in this area to show the great work that’s done outside of the NHS and hospital and community care.  Helping people maintain their independence is vital to living longer and healthier.


I am utilising my skills as an ANP in a very different way helping to develop the next generation of nurses. I’m interested in developing novel ways of supervising and coaching students and this has been an interest since my undergraduate days.  Longarm supervision is a way to help students where a registered professional isn’t based in the placement area.


I volunteer at festivals with Festival Medical Service and am a Queen’s Nurse.


In my free time, I sew, crochet and am a reluctant runner.  Fitness is something I do to be able to eat cake!!


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Training Hub Care Coordinator Profession Lead

I am one of the Care Coordinator Profession Leads for the BNSSG and I share this role with my colleague Lynn Nelson.  I work the first part of the week as a Care Coordinator in a large GP surgery in Bristol and the other days in the Training Hub. We hold regular Community of Practice On-line meetings as well as support and training for all Care Coordinators. As the number of Care Coordinators are rapidly increasing and the role is becoming more established in primary care, we are looking to develop training and continuous professional development that it is designed specifically for this role.

In my free time I enjoy taking my dog on long walks around Bristol as well as spending time with my husband and two teenage girls.

Away from work, most of my time is spent walking the countryside on offer all around Bristol.

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