Richard is a GP partner for the Meanwood Group Practice in Leeds, where he has worked since 1994 and is also the Clinical Director for Central North Leeds Primary Care Network.
Richard brings a wealth of clinical expertise and has been working as a GP leader within the Partnership since it began in 2016. He is the GP representative on the Partnership’s Tactical Leadership Executive Group, which meets weekly, and has been the interim partner member for primary care.
Richard will bring with him extensive experience from work locally and nationally, alongside his passion and energy to improve health care services and reduce health inequalities across West Yorkshire.
His other experience includes being an officer of Leeds Local Medical Committee since 1999 and representing GPs in Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield on the British Medical Association Council (BMA) GP committee since 2001. He was elected nationally by his peers to both the Royal College of General Practitioners Council and the British Medical Association, where he has been a member since 2010. Richard was also the Deputy Chair and Governance Lead from 2016-2021 for ‘All We Can’, a relief and development charity. He has recently been appointed as a Trustee Board Member of MHA, the UK’s largest charity care provider.
"Being appointed as a member of the ICB Board is an honour and privilege. To be able to continue my work in a forward-thinking partnership as a board member which represents the work of my peers is a role I take very seriously, particularly at this time when NHS and care services are under so much pressure and the need for care so great.
Throughout my career I have been fortunate to work alongside some of the best clinicians in the country who are committed to improving patient care and population health outcomes.
The values of the Partnership to deliver the best care possible across West Yorkshire, whilst striving together to tackle health inequalities, are ones I share and will do all I can to help achieve. I’m very much looking forward to making further connections to improve the health of all living across our area."