Leeds based OneMedicalGroup – a 250-strong £20 million turnover organisation which focuses on collaboration and innovation in its delivery of NHS & health and wellbeing services across the UK – today announced changes to the Board to support the next stage of ambitious growth for new and existing services.
Founders, Michael Beverley will hand over the role of executive chairman to Rachel Beverley-Stevenson and assume the role of vice chairman. After six years with the group, Dr William Dawson, chief medical officer, becomes chief executive officer with Susan Gale promoted from head of finance to finance director.
Founded in 2004, the company initially focused on building new healthcare estate designed around patients and communities. Over the last 15 years, the group offering has successfully grown to meet the ever-changing and wider needs of the health sector, delivering high quality, innovative services as part of an integrated primary care system.
The group’s 15 sites currently deliver NHS Urgent Care in Sheffield, Derby, Corby, Leeds and Bracknell alongside NHS Primary Care at GP practices in Cumbria, Derbyshire and Yorkshire.
The new senior appointments are designed to enable continued planned growth over its range of services. The long-term ambition is for the group to become one of the nation’s leading NHS integrated primary care, health and wellbeing providers.
The company’s mission ‘improving lives’ is underpinned by the vision to reach over one million patients each year, grow turnover to over £50m and workforce to over 1000 employees across the company’s divisions: OnePrimaryCare, OneMedicalProperty, OneMedicalTechnologies, OneWorkforce and OneWellness.
Michael Beverley said: “Dr William Dawson and Susan Gale’s appointment as CEO and finance director respectively will support the vision and growth for the group as we build our offer and range of services to support and transform NHS models of care and wellbeing over the next decade.”
Rachel Beverley-Stevenson commented: “I wish to say a heartfelt thank you to our staff particularly at this time as they support and deliver front line NHS clinical services to fight COVID19. It is they who have made us a successful provider, delivering strategic support and care 365 days via our network of practices, urgent care centres, and consultancy through our property and wellness services.
“I’ve been especially in awe of our all team’s dedication, which is being illustrated on a daily basis as we face the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, and the team’s amazing response with the launch of the innovative OneWellness Online Hub and LincUs Multiway, our NHS approved video consulting tool and part of our LincUs Health and Wellbeing Platform. This amazing work is a demonstration of our commitment to the NHS, our patients, our staff and the communities we live in during these challenging times.
“Having worked with Dr William Dawson for six years, I am excited about OneMedicalGroup’s next chapter and look forward to supporting him and the board to realise our strategic growth and ambitions.”
Dr William Dawson said: “I feel immensely privileged to step into the chief executive officer role. Rachel and Michael have led the company from its inception; their passion and vision has built a dynamic values-based organisation, that is brilliant to work in.
“I look to continue to work with both the founders and the wider team to deliver OneMedicalGroup’s vision: to become the leading health and wellbeing provider of NHS integrated primary care and to reach our target of treating and improving the lives of over one million patients annually.
“The current COVID-19 situation has demonstrated the need for greater collaboration and innovation across the healthcare system and will be key to our evolution and ambitions for growth; as will technology enabled patient pathways and the use of data sciences.”
“Focus will be on strategic leadership and collaboration to transform systems and services, using our extensive experience and expertise from across the Group.
“Underpinning our growth plans is our values-based culture of Putting People First, Working Together for A Better Future. There will continue to be increased investment in our dedicated team with the ambition to be best in class in terms of a place to work in healthcare in UK and support wellbeing for those that care for others.”