Meet our Executive Directors:
Name: Dr Tim Worthley
Qualifications: BMedSci BMBS MRCGP
Experience: I graduated from Nottingham Medical School in 2002, and have worked in Brighton and the surrounding area ever since. I initially wanted to be a psychiatrist, and spent 3 years working in different mental health specialities such as forensics, learning disabilities and substance misuse. During this time I was also working on the Martlet’s Hospice on-call rota. In 2008 I realised that I missed being able to offer more holistic care, and so re-trained to become a GP. I started working at Brighton Homeless Healthcare shortly after this, which for me was a dream come true. I have been the Lead GP at BHH since 2011 and the clinical lead for 4 other surgeries in Brighton & Hove over the last 2 years.
Why Arch?: I am a director of Arch because I have been passionate about the problems of homelessness since I was at University where I first started helping in voluntary homeless projects. I quickly became aware of the very close links between poor mental health, substance misuse and homelessness, as well as the impact being homeless has on someone’s physical health. Working at BHH for the last 6 years has helped to deepen my understanding of the problems of health and social inequality in our city, and I consider myself very privileged to be there. I am completely committed to the homeless GP surgery in Brighton. In my opinion homeless healthcare should be delivered by local professionals on a not-for-profit basis. Arch is the means by which this could happen, and is a wonderfully exciting opportunity for all of us who believe that people who are homeless deserve the very best healthcare that we can offer them.
Name: Hannah Bishop
Qualifications: Diploma in Professional Nursing Studies (RGN). Specialist Community Practitioner in General Practice Nursing (Msc ANP)
Experience: I qualified as a nurse in 2003 from Manchester University and worked in primary care in areas of high deprivation in central Manchester where I developed an interest in addressing health inequalities and undertook further postgraduate study in substance misuse. In 2010 I moved into general practice nursing, and further deepened my passion for marginalised groups whilst working in a busy urban surgery. On moving to Brighton in 2012 I was delighted to join the team at Brighton Homeless Healthcare as lead nurse, a position I still hold now. I am very passionate about helping people engage with healthcare and thinking creatively about how that is better achieved for vulnerable people in society. I completed a master’s degree at Brighton University in Community Specialist Practitioner in General Practice Nursing (ANP MA) in 2017.
Why Arch?: I am a director of Arch because I am keen to help shape and develop services that are compassionate and caring and meet the needs of people who often feel excluded from healthcare provision.
Name: Dr Chris Sargeant
Qualifications: MBBS,DRCOG,MSc (Addictions)
Experience: Originally from Yorkshire, I qualified in medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in 1989 and then completed GP training in North London. I joined a large general practice after completing training and left this to start the Morley Street Surgery (later Brighton Homeless Healthcare) in 1998. I have been clinically involved in the care of excluded people ever since. I completed an MSc in Addictions at King’s in 2006. I have been involved with teaching at Brighton and Sussex Medical School since it opened 12 years ago, and currently hold a part time post as a Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Medical Education where I teach undergraduate and postgraduate students on health and homelessness issues. I also organise the national Pathway CPD events and am chair of the Pathway Education Committee. I am a GP Mentor for other doctors in the HEKSS mentoring scheme. In 2008 I took up a role as a GP with special interest in substance misuse with Whittington Health.
Why Arch?: I’m a director of Arch mainly because of my work with Pathway. In 2012 I was appointed as the GP Lead in the Pathway Homeless Team in Brighton, initially as part of a clinical trial into the effectiveness of specialist homeless teams in the acute hospital setting. This development, along with a renewed focus of homelessness and health in the area, has been a driver for the planned development of an Integrated Homelessness and Health Team.
Name: Gary Bishop
Qualifications: Master of Business Administration, Durham Business School
Experience: I’ve been involved in third sector leadership for 25 years, starting out as a youth and family worker in Brighton and then spending 12 years living and working in a pioneering community project in inner city Manchester. During my time in Manchester I started the charity Justlife which now operates in Manchester and Brighton supporting people who are close to the streets. In 2009 I won a scholarship to study at Durham Business School and graduated from there with an MBA in 2012. Since returning to Brighton in 2012 I’ve been involved in the creation of a collaborative partnership which has delivered a hospital discharge service to homeless patients who a use the Royal Sussex County Hospital as well as developing a new service for people living in temporary accommodation.
Why Arch?: I am a director of Arch because I believe that the health needs of the most vulnerable should be met with deep compassion, outstanding quality and adequate resource. Arch offers a not-for-profit approach to healthcare with a wealth of clinical and community experience which I am convinced can deliver outstanding results for patients who are on the margins of society.
Name: Fliss Purchase (Co Sec)
Qualifications: International Relations (BA). Final year modules included Human Rights, Risk Analysis, War and Genocide, International Relations in the Middle East
Experience: I have worked with a broad portfolio of different businesses and charities assisting them in developing professional practice and process. These are as diverse as the international charity Oasis Charitable Trust to local SMEs. Alongside my experience in business administration and project management I am a trained mediator and coach.
Why Arch?: I am a director of Arch because of my desire to be part of a workforce with an vision, sense of purpose and values I can be proud of, believe in, and share with others.
Meet our Non-Executive Directors:
Name: Dr Anna Hiley (Chair)
Qualifications: MBChB, DCH DRCOG FRCGP GPwSI Homelessness and Substance Misuse
Experience: I have been registered as a medical practitioner in Leicester since 1999 and have 17 years experience in primary care. My career has been committed to the provision of quality accessible primary care for homeless people and vulnerable groups in Leicester. I am now the CEO of Inclusion Healthcare which in 2015 achieved outstanding across all areas of our CQC inspection and remains the only practice in Leicester with an outstanding rating.
Why Arch?: I’m a director of Arch to strengthen the Arch/Inclusion Healthcare partnership which is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of homeless and marginalised people in Brighton, through a collaborative not for profit model bringing together skills and experience of organisations with a proven track record of delivering excellent care.
Name: Geraldine Hoban
Qualifications: Msc (Hons) Psychology (York Uni), BSc Public Health Sciences (St George’s Medical School), Post Grad Dip in Health Services Management (NHS Management Training Scheme)
Experience: I have worked in the NHS since 1990, starting as a researcher in public health working on the emerging HIV/AIDS epidemic. It was then that my passion for addressing health inequality and tackling the wider determinants of ill health began. Since then I have held numerous positions within health commissioning teams including Head of Specialised Services Commissioning for South West London and 8 years as Chief Operating Officer at Brighton and Hove CCG. Following an inquest into the death of a homeless man in 2011, I lead the commissioning of a more integrated primary care lead service model for homeless people in the City. I am currently the Accountable Officer, Horsham & Mid Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group.
Why Arch?: I’m a director of Arch because as a resident of Brighton I am deeply committed to improving outcomes for our most vulnerable and excluded community, the growing number of homeless people we see living on our streets as well as the more hidden community of homeless living in temporary accommodation. I bring with me to Arch this passion but also 26 years of experience in NHS management, commissioning and service transformation.
Name: DrJames Annis
Qualifications: MbChB, MRCGP
Experience: I graduated from Edinburgh Medical School in 2006 and completed my GP training in Worthing and Littlehampton in 2013. Since then I have been a Partner in Lewes originally at School Hill Medical Practice but now as part of Foundry Healthcare Lewes formed by the merger of the three practices in Lewes. As part of this we have been exploring how to improve the journey of people through primary health care services and the wellbeing of the team that provide this service. We have pushed forward innovations to address the challenges that this has presented and are continuing to cultivate change and foster hope for patients and staff.
Why Arch?: I have been seeking to explore further how to provide healthcare to the marginalised and disenfranchised that is shaped around their needs in a work environment that values the well being of the staff that deliver this healthcare. Seeing Arch grow and become what it is I feel it is a nothing short of a gift to have an opportunity to be involved.