Dr. Richard Deacon
Clinical Lead


Dr. Richard Deacon is a Clinical Lead at the CCG. He has an interest in Primary Care Research and was previously the Quality Lead Board Member for North Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group. He has been a GP at St. Gabriel's Medical Centre since 2014.
Wendy Craven
Clinical Lead


Wendy Craven qualified as an optometrist from The University of Manchester in 2001. After working in both the community and hospital sector, Wendy established her own independent optometric practice in Norden, Rochdale in 2007. She is currently contributing to the development of the Healthy Living Optical practice framework in Greater Manchester. This would see optometry practices integrated within the health and wellbeing agenda, improved population access, education and self-care and reduced inequalities.

Wendy has special interests in paediatric eye care and in developing extended primary care services. She is a member of the Greater Manchester General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) sight test uptake working group and the Greater Manchester Primary Care Advisory Group. Wendy was previously Chair of Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale & Bury Local Optical Committee, and is now Vice Chair of Greater Manchester East Local Optical Committee.
Dr. John Hampson
Clinical Lead for Information Management and Technology


Dr. John Hampson is the Clinical Lead for Information Management and Technology and a GP at Greenmount Medical Centre. John has a special interest in applying technology to improve patient experiences and outcomes at a local, regional and national level.

John has led developments and implementation of primary care information management and technology applications in Bury for 25 years. He has also managed a number of successful national pilots including a project that saw Bury become one of the first areas in England to implement free NHS Wi-Fi in all of its GP practices.
Nigget Saleem
Clinical Lead for Medicines Optimisation and Learning Disabilities


Nigget Saleem is the Clinical Lead for Medicines Optimisation and Learning Disabilities and supports general practice with learning disability health checks, repeat prescribing and assisting them to meet local and national targets and cost effective prescribing. Nigget qualified as a pharmacist from The University of Manchester in 1998 and qualified as an Independent Prescriber from the University of Bolton in 2010. Since qualifying as a pharmacist, Nigget has worked in a range of settings including care homes, general practice and in the community.

Nigget has an active interest in learning disabilities. She is passionate about equality and values diversity. As a carer for somebody with intellectual disabilities, Nigget is committed to improving care for this vulnerable group.

Nigget is currently working as a Pharmacist Lead for NHS England’s work for stopping the over medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both (STOMP) and is also a Champion for the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) programme.
Fin McCaul
Clinical Lead for Long Term Conditions


Fin McCaul is the Clinical Lead for Long Term Conditions and is a qualified pharmacist. Fin has for over 30 years’ experience in pharmacy – he has worked locally as a pharmacist in Prestwich throughout this period and part of it in Liverpool.

Fin is a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. He also has a regular segment on BBC Radio Manchester’s drive time show where he discusses topical health issues.
Dr. Liane Harris
Clinical Lead for Cancer


Dr. Liane Harris is the Clinical Lead for Cancer and a GP. Liane has been a GP at Birches Medical Centre for 16 years and is also a Macmillan Cancer GP.

Liane joined Bury CCG’s Clinical Cabinet in 2014. Her interests are in living with and beyond cancer. Liane clinically led a collaboration between Bury CCG, Bury Cancer Support Centre, Macmillan and a host of other local organisations to launch of a new service for people affected by cancer in Bury. The Bury Multi-agency Cancer Service is set up to offer a range of free and confidential support and advice on non-clinical needs to those affected by cancer.