About Us

NICS is the GP Federation in North West Surrey, which consists of 37 GP practices who have agreed to work together to improve access to primary care appointments for the benefit  of our patients.

Why was NICS Federation formed?

With the combination of a growing population, people living longer and a higher than average elderly population managing multiple medical conditions, GP practices need to find more efficient ways of working so that we can continue to provide high quality care to our patients despite the growth in demand.

The traditional primary care model is becoming increasingly unsustainable and it is important that we work together to protect and enhance the valuable services we provide as part of the NHS.

What can NICS do?

The remit of a GP Federation is generally to share responsibility for delivering high quality, patient-focussed services for its communities. This can include developing services specifically to suit local needs which are more easily commissioned ‘at scale’ – i.e. across a number of towns/districts.

Federations can submit bids to deliver services which are already part of primary care services, or that could be delivered in the future. GP Federations improve service integration between practices and providers which improves the quality and safety of services.

This model, supported in NHS England’s Five Year Forward View, provides opportunities for economies of scale. This includes minimising duplication of effort on areas practices currently deal with individually such as back office functions and the procurement of practice services. It will also enable the development of centralised training and education.

NICS Board Members

Dr Caroline Baker

Chief Executive Officer

I qualified from St Bartholomew’s Medical School in 1994, trained as a GP in Stevenage, and worked in Hertfordshire for 10 years. Since 2012 I have been working at Southview Medical Practice in Woking. I helped set up NICS GP Federation in 2016 and have worked as it’s CEO since then. 

Dr Nicki Mantel-Cooper

Medical Director/ Clinical and Safeguarding Lead

I qualified from St Georges Hospital Medical School, and did my GP training at Ashford St Peter’s Hospital. I have worked as a GP Partner and GP trainer at Chertsey  Health Centre for over 20 years.
I am inaugural Director of NICs and became Medical Director in Jan 2020.

Dr Mohsin Salahuddin

Clinical Director

I qualified at Imperial College Medical School and completed my GP training within Northwest Surrey. Alongside my role as NICS Clinical Director I am a GP Partner at the Hythe Medical Centre and the Clinical Director for SASSE3 PCN.

Dr Mohan. Kangasundaram

Caldicott Guardian Lead, Chair, Non-Executive Director

I trained at St George’s Medical School, have as a local GP Partner for 20 years. I work as a GP trainer and have an interest in multi professional education in healthcare.

George Roe

Chief Operating Officer

Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2004 with Deloitte in London I spent time working in Sydney where I started to specialise in healthcare. Returning to London in 2007 I moved out of finance and prior to joining NICS in 2018 worked for NHS Improvement and Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals.

Sarah Teague

I trained at Imperial College Medical School and completed GP training with Tower Hamlets VTS. Following this, I spent two years as a post-CCT fellow in Southwark, before moving to Surrey in 2017. I currently work at Rowan Tree Practice in Weybridge.

Liz Reynolds

Liz Reynolds

After a career in the City, I re-trained as a Practice Manager in 2000. I have been Practice Manager at Wey Family Practice in West Byfleet for 21 years and in that time have seen many changes to Primary Care.

Nipa Patel

I am a Lead PCN pharmacist for SASSE 2 & 3 in Surrey Heartlands. I am an advanced clinical pharmacist with experience in PCT, CCG, general practice, secondary care, community and now PCNs with a special interest in respiratory conditions, CVD and  Osteoporosis. Over the last few years I have been working at a more strategic level and introducing pharmacists into general practice. In May 2023 I won the Excellence in General practice award at the National Clinical Pharmacy Congress.

Nygel Glynn

Dr Adriana Pop

Samy Marcos