I qualified as a Doctor from Liverpool University in 1986 and became a GP in 1994. I have worked at Central surgery, Lowe House health care resource centre in St Helens for the last 10 years.
I have worked in different models of general practice provision. My daily contact with patients in general practice gives an individual view on the NHS but this is complimented by the perspective I gained through a year co-opted to public health. My work as a clinical commissioner is informed by both experiences.
I became involved with the CCG five years ago and have served on the governing body since 2013. I have provided clinical leadership in many areas including medicine management and primary care quality. In addition to deputy chair role, I am currently clinical lead for urgent care.
I am involved in the redesign of urgent care pathways out of hospital with particular emphasis on the interface with hospital services. I am passionate about bringing care closer to home but understand that this is only achievable through stabilising, supporting and sustaining primary care services and working in close collaboration with other partners.
Outside of work I have enjoyed raising three daughters, indulging in my interests in music, football, golf and occasional DIY projects.
Mike was appointed as Medical Director of the CCG in December 2021 following the appointment of Mark Palethorpe as Accountable Officer to provide the CCG with clinical leadership.