This month, we’re proud to introduce Mark Beadling, Map of Medicine Project Manager at Sunderland GP Alliance.

Mark’s career began in the education sector for Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council (GMBC) before moving into primary healthcare, where he has worked for almost 10 years. Within the NHS he has worked for South of Tyne & Wear, Support Services Partnership (SSP) and North of England Commissioning Support Unit (NECS) supporting GP practices in a range of issues from desktops issues to software problems.

His previous roles within the NHS include working as a Field Engineer looking after clinical systems, Service Delivery Manger, and more recently providing and delivering technical projects within the desktop sector.

In his role as Project Manager, Mark will act as a single point of accountability on behalf of Sunderland GP Alliance for the success of the Map of Medicine Project. He will organise TITOs for information dissemination, co-ordinate all training events which are scheduled to support deployment, and liaise with practices following going live.

Mark will play a crucial role in providing support and training for the staff on the ground. While the main goal is to ensure the project is a success he believes the process should also be fun. He is excited to be part of something on this scale, helping improve healthcare in the City of Sunderland, where he has lived and worked for a number of years.

Mark enjoys spending time with his family and has 2 lovely children which take up most of his spare time. When he’s not playing at dressing up or being a Power Ranger he plays on the Xbox, telling his other half it’s purely to improve his hand eye co-ordination.

From the age of 15 Mark’s ability to hit targets were evident, having been part of the North of England shooting team for the ATC and coming 2nd in the UK. Mark is now an avid fish keeper and has an extremely large 75 gallon fish tank, containing an array of tropical fish.