Announcing Dr Tom Holdsworth as our new Clinical Director for Primary Care

We are pleased to announce that Dr Tom Holdsworth has been appointed as the new Primary Care Sheffield Clinical Director of Primary Care where he will be responsible for leading the clinical teams at our PCS|Practices group.

Tom has worked in Sheffield since 2006 completing GP training here in 2010 and working at Mosborough Health Centre until 2021.  He has been involved in many aspects of General Practice having worked as a locum, a salaried GP and for seven years as a GP partner.  He has also worked for over ten years as a medical student tutor and has been involved in research in primary care.   

He has also been heavily involved in working with Primary Care Networks as the clinical director of Townships 1 PCN, the chair of the Sheffield PCN CDs and the Sheffield representative to the ICB primary care provider alliance.

Tom’s wealth of experience and expertise – and his passion for quality improvement and leadership – will be of huge benefit as we continue to develop the services provided to patients across eight practices (PCS|Mulberry, PCS|Darnall, PCS|Highgate, PCS|City , PCS|North Darnall, PCS|Buchanan Road, PCS|Heeley Green, and Harold Street Medical Centre).

Dr Tom Holdsworth said, “I am delighted to take on this new role which is focussed on developing the practices run by Primary Care Sheffield. It’s a hugely exciting role; the practice teams are well known for their patient focus, compassion, and their focus on health inequalities. I’m looking forward to supporting those teams to deliver for their patients.

Dr Lucy Cormack, Medical Director at Primary Care Sheffield said, “Tom is a well known figure in Sheffield primary care and his passion for innovation and for developing teams is second-to-none. We can’t wait to welcome him to the team.”

In total PCS|Practices deliver care to over 30,000 patients, which is approximately 5% of Sheffield’s total population. Most of our practices are in deprived areas of the city with a high proportion of our sites  being located in the most deprived decile.

We look forward to welcoming Dr Holdsworth to his new role which will start on Monday 30th October.