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The Team

Dr Helen Kingston


Clinical Director

Dr Helen Kingston is a Partner of Frome Medical Practice, a large multisite practice. She is a GP Trainer with 14 years of experience.  She has a keen interest in primary care team education, staff development and in particular inpatient self-management. She sits in the clinical commissioning operations group in Somerset as chair of East Mendip Federation and is lead for patient and public involvement. She has worked across Frome's practices in Hampshire, Wiltshire and Somerset and seen the benefits of learning from collaborative working and the cross-fertilisation of ideas that this offers.

Ms Viv Laing

Operations Director

Viv retired as Managing Partner of a Wiltshire surgery in 2009, following 20 years working in General Practice.  She was instrumental in bringing vaccination training for HCAs into the County, as well as near-patient INR tests, and working with Wiltshire College to provide accredited training for HCAs.  She has a special interest in HR and Training.  Her qualifications include the City & Guilds FE Teacher’s Certificate and she is a member of the Institute of Healthcare Management

Mrs Penelope Morgan-Elliot


Director of Clinical Training

Penelope obtained her BA Hons in Religious Studies in 1997, following which she worked in Social Services Adult Care for a couple of years, playing a key part in the development of the Duty Clerk role, supporting Social Workers and Occupational Therapists. 


Overlapping with this was her work in Primary Care, which became her passion for 20 years, undertaking a variety of responsibilities, including IT & Data Management, QOF Management, Team Leader & being the Caldicott Guardian.  She joined the NfP Team in 2009, whilst also working in a GP Practice in the heart of Wiltshire.   


Having a keen interest in Clinical Skills development, through working with the Nursing Team and GPs with QOF, Penelope left her role in Primary Care in 2013 to concentrate on developing the Clinical Training side of NfP.

Mrs Thelma Speed

Director of non-Clinical Training

Thelma is a Practice Manager working in Cardiff with 9 years in general practice in Swindon, Ealing and 16 years in School Business Management.  She manages the Finance, Human Resources, premises and equipment, IT & Data management and provides strategic leadership for her practice.  Thelma has been involved in other aspects of primary care including development of CCG’s and federations and being an early adopter of pharmacists in practice.    

She is passionate about the sustainability of general practice and joined the team in January 2018 to provide training across Wales for non-clinical staff, nurses and HCSWs.

Mrs Anika Butler-Wyatt


Anika is a qualified teacher with more than 20 years experience in both primary and secondary education. She now works as a private tutor and a GCSE assessor.


She joined the NfP team as Administrator in 2018.

Mrs Gwenda Talbot



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