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Ex DH advisor appointed as Primary Care Commissioning chair

Ex DH advisor appointed as Primary Care Commissioning chair

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A former GP and DH advisor has been appointed Chair of Primary Care Commissioning (PCC) with immediate effect.

Dr David Colin Thomé retired as a GP in 2007 and held the post as National Clinical Director of Primary Care at the DH for ten years.

He replaces Roy Greenhalgh, who stepped down as Chair of the PCC after three years in the role.

”PCC has always played a valuable role in supporting the development of primary care, so I was very pleased to be asked to take the chair,” said Dr Thomé.

“The directors and staff share my belief that clinical leadership is vital and that, in any healthcare system, primary care is what makes the system tick.”

Helen Northall, Chief Executive of the PCC, described Dr Thomé as an “outstanding” champion of the NHS.

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