About Us

NICS is the GP Federation in North West Surrey, which consists of 38 GP practices who have agreed to work together to improve access to primary care appointments for the benefit  of our patients.

Why has 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 Management Structure

The daily business of NICS is run by a Board of Directors on behalf of its member practices.

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 Niki 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 Linda Roberts

Chair, Non-Executive Director

Dr Mohsin Salhahuddin

Clinical Director

Dr Mohan. Kangasundaram

Caldicott Guardian Lead, 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.

Dr Sarah Scott

Non-Executive Director

Not much to say really; trained at University of Wales College of Medicine, graduating in 1998  and completed my GP training with the St George’s VTS.  Currently working as a partner at the Rowan Tree Practice in Weybridge.

Dr Amit Vasistha

Non-Executive Director

I Trained at Guys Kings and St Thomas’ School of Medicine, BSC in Radiology, MRCP MRCGP, and have Diplomas in Cardiology, Obs and Gynae, Diabetes and Education,

I work at The Grove Medical Centre, with special interests in Cardiology and Prescribing Teaching

George Roe

Chief Operating Officer, Attends Board Meetings, Non-Voting

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