|Dr. Ajay Kotegaonkar
West Sector Chair
Dr. Ajay Kotegaonkar is the West Sector GP Lead on the Governing Body; this sector group represents the GP practices within the West of Bury. He qualified as a GP in 2002 and has been a GP Partner at Spring Lane Surgery in Radcliffe since 2003. He has a special interest in palliative care and diabetes and prior to his involvement with the CCG, he was involved in the work of NHS Bury as the Practice Based Commissioning Sector Lead and Palliative Care Lead. In addition to his primary care and commissioning roles, he is on the Local Medical Committee representative for Radcliffe.
|Dr. Fazel Butt
East Sector Chair
Dr. Fazel Butt is the East Sector GP Lead on the Governing Body; this sector group represents the GP practices within the East of Bury.
Fazel qualified as a doctor in 2001 and a GP in 2006 from The University of Manchester, and before taking up his role as a GP in Bury, worked extensively in the North West as a locum and out-of-hours GP. He has experience of working in North West hospitals and began his current role as GP principal at Huntley Mount Medical Centre in July 2013.
|Dr. Richard Deacon
South Sector Chair
Dr. Richard Deacon is the South Sector GP Lead on the Governing Body; this sector group represents the GP practices within the South of Bury. 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.
|Dr. Wissam El-Jouzi
North Sector Chair
Dr. Wissam El-Jouzi is the North Sector Lead on the Governing Body. This group represents the GP practices within the North of Bury. He has been a GP Partner at Tottington Health Centre since 2005. He qualified in 1999 and for the first part of his career worked in London as a General Surgeon and Urologist.
In addition to primary care, he has a special interest in minor surgery and has been an established GP trainer since 2008. He was also one of the GP leads on the Bury CCG Development Team.
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.
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.
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.
Sector and Clinical Leads Bhavini Bharath