New Clinical Chair for NHS Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group

Timperley GP Dr Sally Johnston is the new Clinical Chair of NHS Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Having enjoyed a 23-year career in general practice, Dr Johnston has been a GP in Timperley since 2000. She initially worked as a salaried doctor until 2012 and as a partner in Riddings Family Health Centre since then.

Dr Johnston was announced as Chair, following an election process involving the CCG’s member GP practices. She took up the post as Clinical Chair on 1 July for a three-year tenure. She will be assisted by former CCG Chair Matt Colledge, who will remain as Vice-Chair of the organisation for three months.

Dr Johnston said: “I am so pleased to be elected by the membership as Clinical Chair for the organisation. Getting services right for our community has never been more vital and I would like to bring some common sense thinking from the Consultation Room to the decision makers in the Boardroom.

“Outside work I am a huge supporter of physical activity and aim to help make Trafford the most active borough in the nation. I am committed to ensuring that the people of Trafford receive the best quality of care, when and where they need it most. Building on the great work already done over the past few years by the CCG, this is an exciting time as we are committed to the integration of health and social care with Trafford Council and the opportunities for improving outcomes for residents from across the borough through our many innovative and ambitious joint projects.”

Anthony Hassall, Interim Accountable Officer of Trafford CCG, said: “We are delighted to welcome Dr Johnston to the role. She brings with her a passion for primary care, and the determination to provide our patients with the best possible health outcomes.”

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