Executive Board

Circle Integrated Care, the Executive Board are striving to ensure the services patient pathway and care with Circle is the best that it can be.


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Helen Tait

Director of Integrated Care

Helen joined Circle in 2008 as Business Manager for The Midlands NHS Treatment Centre before joining the team at the Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre in 2010. She held senior roles working closely with all speciality and clinical unit teams before becoming Hospital Director in 2014, working closely with commissioners and the system transformation programmes.

Prior to this, she held business development and operational management roles within Spire Healthcare, Bupa Hospitals and Unichem, following five years in marketing and account management in the news and book trade working for a subsidiary of WH Smith. Helen brings extensive healthcare and leadership expertise to the MSK team.


Amanda Phillips

Director of Integrated Care Operations

Amanda is the Director of Operations for Circle Integrated Care. She is a qualified Physiotherapist and was an Extended Scope Physiotherapist for over 11 years gaining a broad range of musculoskeletal experience in orthopaedics, neurosurgery, rheumatology and chronic pain. Amanda is also a qualified non-medical prescriber and trained to undertake intra-articular joint injections.
Amanda worked in the NHS for 16 years, undertaking a number of roles based at Lister Hospital (Stevenage); Addenbrookes Hospital and Cambridgeshire Community Services (based at Hinchingbrooke Hospital).

Throughout her career she has been determined to make a difference to patients suffering with MSK conditions, together with improving MSK services as a whole. Amanda is passionate about developing integrated, streamlined models of care to provide excellent treatment to patients and ensure NHS services are sustainable in the future. She has been managing integrated MSK services for Circle since 2014.

Daniel Smith

Head of Operations 

Dan is a qualified Physiotherapist by background, having qualified in 2009 with first-class honours from Brunel University. Dan spent a large proportion of my earlier clinical practice developing NHS community care pathways. The latter part of his career has seen a progression into operational management with a keen interest in data analytics.

Dan joined Circle Integrated Care in October 2017 as Operations Lead. He has enjoyed working with the team here to make improvements to our processes and patient pathways, and develop excellent working relationships with our local providers. This has hopefully lead to better care for our patients, and improved referral experience for GPs.


Kay Hoare

Head of Integrated Care Governance

Kay joined the Circle Integrated Care team in January 2015 as Clinical and Governance Lead. She trained as a physiotherapist at The Middlesex Hospital School of Physiotherapy and specialised in musculoskeletal after her initial rotations.

Kay has been an Extended Scope Physiotherapist since 2000 and is also an independent prescriber. Prior to working with Circle, Kay worked in the NHS for 25 years, the majority of that time in musculoskeletal out-patient physiotherapy. Kay is also the Safeguarding Lead for Circle Integrated Care and ensures vulnerable adults are protected.

Kay is passionate about ensuring patients get the right treatment at the right time and providing a high-quality, efficient, convenient service which best serves the needs of patients.


Nick Hutchinson ACMA CGMA

Head of Finance Performance and Contracts

Nick is Head of Finance and Contracts at Circle Integrated Care. Nick qualified as Chartered Management Accountant in 2001 and is a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management. Prior to joining Circle, Nick has gained a wealth of experience from a range of finance, commercial and contractual positions gained in Pharmaceuticals Clinical Research Organisation (PPD) and Management & IT Consulting (PA Consulting) industries.

Nick joined Circle in May 2021 and brings extensive leadership and experience in finance, reporting, strategy, business development, combined with driving productivity and efficiency.


Lewis Rawson

Head of Clinical Services

Lewis has worked in the NHS and private sector and has over 15 years’ experience. During his time in private practice, he had the opportunity to work with some of the country’s leading MSK consultants. He has also worked as an extended scope practitioner at Luton and Dunstable Hospital, organising diagnostic tests and injection therapy, prior to joining Circle. He was the Clinical Lead for the Bedfordshire MSK service, before moving into the Head of Clinical Services role for Circle Integrated Care in 2021.

Lewis also works at the University of Hertfordshire as a visiting lecturer, where he also gained his master’s degree with distinction.