NHS North Kirklees Clinical Commission Group ( CCG) has welcomed three new faces to its hard-working Governing Body.
They are Dr Matt Shepherd, Dr Andrew Cameron and Dr Adnan Jabbar.
Dr Shepherd, who joins the governing body as a secondary care member, is a consultant in emergency medicine in Harrogate. He formerly worked as lead clinician for emergency care and then as clinical director for the Division of Medicine at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
Outside of work Dr Shepherd enjoys watching his two children play football and tennis and he continues to play a little of both himself.
Dr Shepherd said: “I’m looking forward to working with the CCG to continue to improve and develop hospital services and influence the provision of healthcare in North Kirklees.”
Dr Cameron, of The Greenway Medical Practice, Cleckheaton and Dr Jabbar, of Albion Street Surgery, Heckmondwike, join the governing body as GP members.
Dr Cameron studied at the University of Leeds, trained as a GP in Huddersfield – qualifying in 1992 – and has worked as a GP partner for the past 16 years. He has a keen interest in improving patient access to primary and secondary care services. He will provide clinical leadership to the CCG on mental health and information technology.
Outside of work, Dr Cameron enjoys spending time with his family. He is also a keen musician and plays enthusiastically in a couple of bands.
He said: “I am delighted to be joining an organisation committed to meeting the challenges that lie ahead, and hope to make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of local people.”
Dr Jabbar, who is originally from Heckmondwike, completed his training in the West Midlands and returned to the area to work in 2013. He will lead on respiratory care as well as children’s and maternal health.
He said: “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the CCG to help improve healthcare for my patients and others in North Kirklees.”
His interests include skiing and travel in general, as well as films and spending time with his family. He also enjoys cooking and swimming, hoping the two will cancel each other out!
Dr David Kelly, chair of NHS North Kirklees CCG said: “We look forward to working with our new Governing Body members as we continue our work to shape local healthcare services to meet local needs and make sure the people of North Kirklees are able to live longer, healthier, happier lives.”