Board Members 2018-07-25T10:35:13+00:00
Dr Merbhan 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.

Marie HoyleChief Executive
I joined Barnsley Healthcare Federation as CEO at the start of January 2018 and locally I’m a well-known advocate of Federated working. I bring with me a wealth of Healthcare experience in Barnsley, having worked in GP Practice Business Management, and served on the Governing Body of NHS Barnsley CCG, roles which have afforded me great insight to the potential of Federation. I am impressed by what the Federation has achieved so far and will commit to ensuring the Federation continues to develop in its support of local GP Practices and local population. I have lived in Barnsley all my life so I have a vested interest in getting the best I can deliver through this exciting opportunity.
James LockingFinance Director
I am a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA) with several years of experience working for Private organisations that have delivered Public funded contracts, firstly in Employment but now in Healthcare. I have worked as the Finance Director of a not-for-profit social fund investor and a manufacturer too before I joined the Federation. From my first day here in March 2017, I have been impressed by the work ethic and sheer determination within the Federation to make our services the best they can be for the people of Barnsley. I hope to see the Federation become a long-term sustainable leader in Primary Care at Scale and want to make the Federation’s impact even bigger than it is today. Finally I am a proud Yorkshireman and pleased to be working in my local area.