Gary Beard

Following a career in banking, Gary made an active decision to join the NHS in 2006, working as Practice Manager with a large high achieving GP practice in Surrey. Having gained a wealth of experience working at the coal face of primary care, Gary progressed his NHS career by taking up the post of Locality Manager with Lambeth Primary Care Trust and quickly progressed to Head of GP Contracts, managing all GP practice contracts in Greenwich borough for NHS South East London Cluster. More recently, Gary has worked as Assistant Head of Primary Care for NHS England, leading a team of commissioners and contract managers covering GP and Pharmacy contracts across the six Clinical Commissioning Group areas in South East London. Gary was delighted to take up the opportunity to return to the provider side of primary care, starting with Hurley Group as Associate Director of Operations (Primary Care) in July 2017. Gary’s role is to ensure the delivery of exceptional quality primary care services for the patients registered with Hurley Group practices, as well as maintaining and developing relationships with partner organisations across the healthcare system.