Meet the business support team

The business support team is a small but busy team providing essential business and administration support to the network teams and senior leadership team.

Sharon McMonnies, Clinical Network Officer


Sharon has worked in both the Cancer and the Palliative and End of Life Care teams prior to joining Business Support, based at Vanguard House. Her NHS experience spans many years and includes working at Warrington Hospital, Widnes Walk-in Centre and Woodview Child Development Centre. She later moved on to a role in private healthcare as a Business Development Administrator.

Outside work, Sharon can often be found in her greenhouse or digging in the garden. She is a massive LFC fan.

Farida Mahmood, Clinical Network Administrative Assistant


Farida joins us from her previous role within the NHS supporting the two week rule Cancer team and working within the NICE Guidelines. Prior to that Farida worked with young people in the community on behalf of Lancashire County Council as well as within Housing administration.

Farida is based in our Preston office.

In her spare time she enjoys hiking and planning her next holiday.

Alex Challands, Admin Support Officer


Alex joined us from his previous role with the NHS, as a Clerical Officer at the Royal Bolton Hospital within the Radiology Department. He also studied Mathematics at Loughborough University.

He is based in our Preston Office, and in his spare time, Alex likes all fathoms of sport, including both playing and coaching American Football, as well as spending invaluable time with his family.