Helen Simmonds

Helen has worked in the NHS over 20 years and started her career as a financial management trainee in NHS Wales. After working for several years specialising in financial management in the acute sector her career has focussed on primary care, including the medical, dental and pharmacy sectors. Roles have included both operational and strategic level such as practice management and primary care development. Therefore Helen has a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and issues currently facing the NHS.

Helen is a member of the dental contract reform programme. This role focuses on support to dental practices and commissioners involved in the programme, and includes the delivery of training packages, writing support material, and providing advice and mentoring to practice teams and commissioners.

Helen also delivers PCC’s business essentials dental training for local office teams.
As part of her role Helen has provided facilitation support to practice development sessions in GP practices as part of a pilot in NHS England to develop the role of clinical pharmacists within practice. Helen supports the delivery of PCC’s work in Wales, including the delivery of a confident primary care leader’s programme with Public Health Wales.

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