Meet The Team

Helen Shuker
Programme Director
Helen is Director of Services for Nottinghamshire LMC Ltd and it’s subsidiary company, Practice Support Services (PSS). Her role involves overseeing the strategic development and day to day operations of the services offered through the LMC and PSS including the national LMC Buying Group and managing the Phoenix Programme. Helen was previously PSS's Head of Operations and Nottinghamshire LMC’s Head of Communications. Before joining the LMC, she worked for a large membership organisation as its press officer/head of press relations and before that spent some years working as a broadcast journalist and editor.
Dr Alastair McLachlan
Workforce Advisor
Dr Alastair McLachlan spent over 30 years working as a GP in a practice covering deprived parts of Nottingham before retiring in 2015. During his time as a GP, he became fascinated by medical education which led him into various roles in addition to General Practice. He was a trainer on the Nottingham VTS for 16 years and a Course Organiser (now called a Programme Director) for nine years, the last four years of which he was acting as the Lead.
Ashleigh Beer
Administration Assistant
Ashleigh has worked for Nottinghamshire Local Medical Committee since September 2016 firstly as an apprentice, then progressing onto an Administration Assistant role to support the LMC’s recruitment and retention schemes including GP-S and GP Portfolio Plus. The new Phoenix Programme brings opportunities to thrive in her role and she is excited to join the team in supporting the administration of the new workforce programmes.
Raheema Din
Administration Assistant
Raheema has worked for Nottinghamshire LMC since January 2018 initially under a Level 3 business administration apprenticeship. Having worked in this role for just over a year, she gained a wide range of new skills and was offered the opportunity to stay at the LMC in a different role. Raheema is now working as an Administration Assistant for the Phoenix Programme. One of her main duties includes liaising with doctors who have registered their interest in the Phoenix Programme.