Who are the Team behind Next Generation GP?

Next Generation GP was established and designed by Nish Manek, Becks Fisher and Rammya Mathew, all of whom were GP trainees and National Medical Directors Clinical Fellows at the time.

The programme is currently led by Nishma Manek and Will Owen.

The National Team are supported by local teams – usually early career GPs and GP trainees – helping to run Next Gen programmes in their areas. You can find more information about our local leaders on each programme page.

We’re especially grateful to Emma Wong (Yorkshire Next Gen Co-Lead) for her technical wizardry with the website.

Nishma Manek

Nish is an ST4 GP trainee in Cambridge.

In 2016/17 she spent a year as a Clinical Fellow at NHS England. She was inspired by a similar initiative run in Birmingham for CCG leaders by Nick Harding, and set up the Next Generation GP programme with the help of Robert Varnam and Arvind Madan from NHS England.

Will Owen

Will Owen is a GPST with the Buckinghamshire VTS.

He has an interest in quality improvement and the leadership of system change, and works as an associate with the GMC to help quality assure undergraduate & postgraduate medical training. He was the National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow for Primary Care at NHS England in 2018/19 .

The Next Gen Philosophy

Come as you are and be open to change

Next Gen is open to all trainees/ new GPs regardless of previous leadership experience.
Leave differences in seniority at the door; come with an open mind to learn and have your perspectives challenged.

Listen with openess, examine with curiosity

Next Gen is open to all trainees/ new GPs Our events are designed to create a supportive atmosphere in which to ask questions, challenge, and share experiences.
This is a golden opportunity to learn from our speakers- so be bold, take risks, and don’t leave the room with unanswered questions!

Beyond positions and process to people and possibilities

There is no one way to ‘do’ leadership. Beyond specific job titles and career steps, listen to the common themes and values that emerge to apply in your own sphere of influence

A community to grow with, but the journey is yours

The Next Gen network can be an invaluable leadership community. The more you take ownership and engage with other members, the more you will get out of it.
But remember that everyone’s leadership journey is unique to their own stage and experiences.

Learning through stories, not teaching through theories

Next Gen aims to be a catalyst for your leadership journey through hearing stories of inspiring leaders. It is not a theoretical teaching programme, and much of the learning will come from your reflections, interpretation and experimentation sparked by the events.

To pay it back, pay it forwards

The generosity of our speakers in sharing their time and personal stories is a privilege. Look for opportunities to pay that investment forwards to others- it’s a true mark of leadership, and it’s never too early to start.