Our team

NASGP was founded by locums for locums. It’s because of this that we have a holistic view of GP locums’ needs, and we’re genuinely here to help.

Our core team works closely with our wide community of stakeholders – GP locums, GP practices, and a large number of eminent partners across UK healthcare.

Richard Fieldhouse

Dr Richard Fieldhouse MBBS MRCGP DFFP DRCOG

GP Locum, Chairman and Founder

Richard has been a GP locum for more than 20 years and worked in over 100 different GP practices. He qualified as a doctor at St George’s Hospital Medical School in 1989 and as a GP in 1995. He is a clinical lead for communications and engagement in a large CCG.

Richard set up NASGP in 1997 and founded the first GP Locum Chambers. He is an active voice in GP politics. He has lobbied for GP locums’ access to the NHS pension scheme and won seats on both the RCGP council and the BMA’s GP committee. His work on behalf of GP locums led to him being named Doctor of the Year 1999.

As our Chairman, Richard develops our important partnerships and drives NASGP strategy as well as contributing knowledge to our resources on a regular basis.

Dr Sara Chambers BSc (Hons) MBChB MRCGP (2000)

GP Locum, Head of Clinical Excellence and Safety

Sara has been a GP for 20 years, as a GP locum independently and within one of the first Locum Chambers.

Sara is passionate about the need for strong systems to improve productivity, safety and morale. She began working for NASGP as its Safety and Quality Lead, producing content and tools to improve the systems of engagement with locums. She used her experience of locum work to lead on the design of the LocumDeck platform.

Jon Bennetts

Managing Director

Jon has led a number of commercial and not for profit organisations across the sectors of education, health and events. As our Managing Director, he works closely with Richard and Sara in directing our growth strategy and managing relationships with our partners and stakeholders. Jon oversees all aspects of the organisation, keeping us working effectively and delivering on our vision and purpose.

Ali Lewis

Ali Lewis

Membership Support Manager

Ali has worked in administrative support within a local Locum Chambers and understands the day-to-day challenges faced by GP Locums. As our Membership Support Manager, she is the first port of call for members in helping members get the resources they need and make the most of their membership.

Steve Shaw

Chambers Development Manager

Steve has worked within the NHS and directly with clinicians for over 15 years, including roles within Public Health, Commissioning (primary and secondary care), Mental Health and Secure Care, working closely with clinicians to transform and improve patient pathways. In addition, Steve has been involved in managing Locum Chambers since 2012 during which time he helped spearhead the development of Chambers across a number of areas in the north of England. Steve’s role within the NASGP is to support existing Chambers members and develop new Chambers nationally.