NHS Greater Preston Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Sumantra Mukerji as chair and clinical leader, following Dr Dinesh Patel’s retirement from the role.
Dr Mukerji graduated in India before becoming a member of the Royal College of Physicians and then a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners. He is now a GP in Stonebridge Surgery, Preston, and works as a GP Trainer and a GP Appraiser. He previously worked as an Honorary Lecturer and GP Education Facilitator for Manchester Medical School, one of the GP Appraiser Leads in Lancashire Area Team and a Director of Preston Primary Care Centre.
As a GP director for Greater Preston CCG for two years, he oversaw projects such as the award nominated GP quality contract; improving access and equality for patients across central Lancashire, and the diabetes working group, which looks at way to develop and implement truly integrated and streamlined care for patients with diabetes.
Of his new role as chair of Greater Preston CCG he said “My guiding principles as a GP Director for Greater Preston CCG have been to improve equity of access to care, increasing capacity within primary care and reducing health inequalities. I look forward to being able to continue striving towards these aims in my position as Chair of Greater Preston CCG.”
Jan Ledward, chief officer of Greater Preston CCG says “I would like to welcome Dr Mukerji to his new role as Chair and Clinical lead of the CCG, he is a well know, and well respected GP in the Greater Preston area and I look forward to working closely with him to develop the good work that is already underway. Thank you also to Dr Patel for his tenure as chair, where he tirelessly demonstrated his dedication to improving healthcare for the people of Greater Preston, and we wish him well in his retirement.”