Next Generation GP Founders

Next Generation GP was established and designed by Nish Manek, Becks Fisher and Rammya Mathew, all of whom were GP trainees and National Medical Directors Clinical Fellows at the time. 

The programme is currently co-led by Becks Fisher and Will Owen (with expert input from Nish Manek who is on parental leave). 

The National Team are supported by local teams - usually early career GPs and GP trainees -  helping to run NextGen programmes in their areas. You can find more information about our local leaders on each programme page. We're especially grateful to Emma Wong (South Yorks Next Gen Lead) for her technical wizardry with the website. 

Becks is a First5 GP in Oxford and a Senior Policy Fellow at the Health Foundation where she leads a portfolio of work around general practice and primary care networks. She set up Next Gen GP with Nish and Rammya in 2017, and is delighted to be co-leading with Will Owen whilst Nish is on parental leave.
Nish is an ST4 GP trainee in Cambridge. In 2016/17 she spent a year as a Clinical Fellow at NHS England. She was inspired by a similar initiative run in Birmingham for CCG leaders by Nick Harding, and set up the Next Generation GP programme with the help of Robert Varnam and Arvind Madan from NHS England.
Will Owen is a GPST with the Buckinghamshire VTS, in the Thames Valley deanery, and in 2018/19 was the National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow for Primary Care at NHS England. He has an interest in quality improvement and the leadership of system change, and works as an associate with the GMC to help quality assure undergraduate & postgraduate medical training. He got involved with Next Generation GP having attended the first ever cohort, and is now co-leading with Becks.