Primary Care Coaching Faculty

Sam Boullin





One of my passions in life is definitely working with people, especially meeting and working alongside new people! I have had the privilege of being a nurse for 20 years, mainly critical care nursing where I have held roles as a Senior Sister and Lead for Clinical Education. I completed my MSc in Medical Education in 2012, achieving recognition as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I was an Associate Tutor at university for 6 years where I lectured pre and post registration nurses and other allied health professionals.

As an experienced mentor who enjoys the rewards and challenges such a role brings, I chose my MSc dissertation focus to be specifically on exploring the education and support of mentors in practice. With a goal of both increasing recruitment and retaining staff, I was instrumental in devising and implementing a new educational and mentor strategy within the critical care directorate at a large regional hospital.

During the last couple of years I have undertaken a nutrition course and fitness qualification, developing an interest in lifestyle medicine and improving life balance (I’m a mum of 3), with also a focus on how we look after the people who look after the patients! Currently I work mainly clinical in the emergency department and see and feel front line staff issues.

My passion for people development both in a personal and work related context has brought me naturally to coaching. I have seen the impact that a few individual sessions can have with a client on life balance or work related goals. I am midway through a personal performance coaching diploma (ICF accredited) and I am completing my neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) practitioner later this year (ANLP accredited).

I have recommenced my executive coaching and mentoring course (ILM accredited), as I have a real passion to coach and see success in individuals who are working at a strategic, decision making level.


Peter Cope





I completed my pharmacist training in 1995 in the Midlands and have worked in a variety of posts since, including community pharmacy, prison health and general practice sectors.

Currently I am the Lead pharmacist responsible for integrated primary care pharmacist roles and I am employed by Dorset HealthCare working closely with primary care across the county. I previously worked as a senior manager for 5 years and have a wealth of experience in supporting staff in management, clinical supervision and associate freedom to speak up guardian roles.

I have recently undergone coaching training and would like to offer confidential support colleagues in moving forward with work based challenges.


Rob Harvey





Rob is a Senior Pharmacist having joined the Dorset Healthcare in June 2019.  Prior to joining Dorset HealthCare Rob worked as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner in several GP surgeries within the Bournemouth and Poole conurbation for over 3 years.  Before this he was the Deputy Chief Pharmacist at Poole hospital, responsible for the operational management of this large Pharmacy department.  He has a wide experience of developing not only individuals but also services and quality improvement projects.

He is an established mentor for Pharmacists undertaking pre-registration training as well as those undertaking post-graduate diplomas and MSc programmes.  His areas of clinical expertise are Primary Care, Acute General Medicine and also Critical Care (having been the ITU Pharmacist at Poole).   He strongly believes in evolving advanced clinical practice by developing clinical leadership and effective role modelling.  Rob is also a Lecturer Practitioner at Bournemouth University, mainly teaching within the Advanced Practice modules.

Rob is passionate about supporting and helping people grow within their roles and allowing them to develop to their maximum potential.  He has mentored many health professionals over the years into the Advanced Practice arena.  He is current undertaking his ILM level 5 coaching award and views this as another beneficial process to help and support people grow.


Dr Nazia Kausar





The aim of Coaching is to help you bring the best out of you, even when you think that’s not possible.

I am a GP who trained in London then moved around 7 times due to family commitments, and therefore know the challenges work and life in general can throw up.

Having previously trained as a PBSGL facilitator, and now becoming an Institute of Leadership and Management certified Coach, I feel the formal training has equipped me with the required skills to deliver results. My training and qualifications ensure I can support anyone, not just clinicians, in their personal and professional growth.

Let me help you, help yourself.


Dr Kate Szymankiewicz





I have been working in Dorset for 9 years, as a salaried GP and subsequently a GP retainer. I am now working as a locum, having recently returned from 6 months volunteering at a hospice in Tanzania. As a busy mum of 3, I know how hard it is to get work-life balance right.

I am at the start of my coaching journey, currently doing my ILM Coaching and Mentoring course. I am looking forward to giving people the opportunity to take stock of life and having the time to focus on themselves.


If you are interested in being coached, please contact the Primary Care Workforce Centre Team at