Steven Peart recently joined The Roxton Practice as the Managing Director after making the move from private sector to public sector in 2009.

I never thought I would end up in a primary care management role, but the job appealed to me because the doctors and CCG managers in North East Lincolnshire do things differently and they’re very forward thinking.

Previously, I worked in various industry roles as a qualified accountant for wallpaper and bathroom manufacturers, drug companies, a press agency and a shipping firm. Taking the opportunity to work locally, I moved into the NHS in 2009 as a finance manager for the then Care Trust Plus.

I was given plenty of opportunities to develop my career outside a finance role during over five years. In particular, I worked on a project to develop a new children’s unit in Grimsby Hospital’s A&E department. I worked as part of a team across commissioners and providers to develop a new service that met the needs of the patient while enabling savings of approximately £450,000 to be generated for the CCG.

I’ve also been able to use my experience from the private sector to help GP practices to put forward business cases and identify ways which the NHS use its money more efficiently, without compromising on care.

I’m looking forward to using the experience I’ve already gained in the NHS to help The Roxton Practice and other GP practices in the area to work smarter.