Personnel 2019-05-16T14:54:17+00:00

Barnsley Healthcare Personnel

Dr Mehrban Ghani
Dr Mehrban GhaniChairman
Dr Ghani joined Barnsley Healthcare Federation in June 2018, having previously held the role of Medical Director at Barnsley CCG.

A graduate from Manchester Medical School, Dr Ghani completed his GP training in Sheffield. He has worked as a GP in Barnsley since 2004 and he is a partner of the White Rose Medical Practice in Cudworth. He has a special interest in Diabetes and Occupational Health.

James Barker
James BarkerChief Operating Officer
I am focussed on improving the way in which health care services are delivered in Barnsley.    Throughout my career I have worked in a variety of roles across both the private sector and NHS.  I have extensive experience of working with multiple partners to build patient focused services.  For example I was instrumental in the development of the extend hours GP service, i-HEART Barnsley making sure that the service would have a positive impact for all Barnsley residents.  Through the work conducted by the i-HEART development team we were successful in securing over £2 million of investment into Barnsley to create more GP and Nurse Appointments. Throughout my career in business development and service improvement I have been successful creating new opportunities and redefining the way in which teams and organisations work together. I am proud to live in Barnsley and want to ensure that the healthcare provided for resident’s places them at the center of their own care.
Dr David Shutt
Dr David ShuttMedical Director
I qualified from Leeds university in 2001. I first trained in surgery before training as a GP on the Pennine vocational training scheme. I have previously worked in Surgeries in Huddersfield and Halifax and have been working with the Federation in Barnsley since April 2017.

My interests are in minor surgery, carpal tunnel surgery and medical education. I am passionate about primary care and keen to explore new ways of working to meet the challenges that the health service is facing.

Andrea Parkin
Andrea ParkinLead Nurse
I am passionate about providing excellent care for the local population. I have over 30 years nursing experience including holding previous nursing management positions. I have a Masters Degree as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care. I work alongside the Medical Director both strategically and operationally. I am responsible for patient quality, safety and feedback and am the Registered Manager with CQC for some of the Federation’s sites.
I enjoy supporting and inspiring nurses and allied healthcare staff to develop new skills. This enables staff to progress to Advanced Clinical Practice, which is part of the Federations ambition to develop its teams and support our GP’s, to ensure we are fit for the future. I am proud to be an ambassador for nursing, representing our profession in a positive light and by doing so, building awareness and positive perceptions locally and nationally.
Sharon Swift
Sharon SwiftHead of HR
I am a self-motivated individual with a desire to succeed in anything I do. With over 25 years’ experience in HR Strategy and Leadership. My HR background is gained from me fast tracking my career progression within HR and as well as being a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), I  also hold a MSc in Human Resources Management. I keep cool under pressure and demonstrate integrity; along with this I am a strong communicator and negotiator and have over 7 years direct experience of working within a unionised environment. I have a successful record of leading and managing a HR team and my ability to make sound decisions in complex situation has helped me with my career success.
Alison SaltCorporate Governance Manager
I am the Corporate Governance Manager for the Federation. I am responsible for ensuring that the Federation has appropriate and effective systems and processes in place to achieve and maintain the highest standards of governance. I have extensive experience of working across most sectors of the NHS. I have a breadth of knowledge and skills developed over the years and have worked for a number of organisations across the UK in areas including operational management, project management, service planning and redesign, procurement and contracting.  I have a BA (Hons) degree in History from the University of Nottingham and a postgraduate diploma in Health Services Management. I have worked in the Barnsley health community for the last 20 years in a number of senior management roles. As a local person who uses local health services I have a genuine interest in the provision of excellent healthcare to the population of Barnsley. I am passionate about healthcare and believe that the Federation offers a dynamic and exciting way forward in the delivery of quality primary care services and I am pleased to be working as a part of the team to deliver this.