|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.
|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. 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. 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. Daniel Cooke
Clinical Lead for Elective Care
Dr. Daniel Cooke is the Clinical Lead for Elective Care on the Clinical Cabinet and a GP at Whittaker Lane Medical Centre. Daniel qualified from The University of Manchester in 2008 and completed his foundation training at North Manchester General Hospital. Before beginning his training as a GP, Daniel received medical training at Stepping Hill, University Hospital of South Manchester and The Christie and also spent a year working in cardiology and stroke medicine.
Daniel has a longstanding interest in respiratory medicine, endocrinology, and older people’s care. As part of his role at Whittaker Lane he performs a weekly ward round at a local nursing home and is a tutor to fourth and fifth year medical students on GP placements. In addition to working in most medical specialties in a number of hospitals across Greater Manchester, Daniel has previously worked as a doctor at HM Prison Buckley Hall and with BARDOC as an out-of-hours GP.
Daniel joined Bury CCG’s Clinical Cabinet in 2016 as the Clinical Lead for Elective Care where his role predominantly focuses on planned adult care in both a hospital and community setting. Daniel also chairs the CCG's Integrated Care Worksteam meetings.
|Dr. Cathy Fines
Clinical Lead for Women and Children
Dr. Cathy Fines is the Clinical Lead for Women and Children and is also Clinical Director on the CCG’s Governing Body, executive and GP lead for safeguarding.
Cathy completed her postgraduate medical training at both North Manchester General Hospital and at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, and did her GP training at the Uplands Medical Practice. Having worked in the south sector for the last few years, Cathy has recently moved to work in the north sector at Greenmount Medical Centre. She represents NHS Bury CCG on Bury Children Safeguarding Board, Bury Adult Safeguarding Board and Bury Corporate Parenting Panel.
|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.
|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.
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.
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.
|Dr. Jeffrey Schryer (CCG Chair)
Clinical Lead for Mental Health and Primary Care
Dr. Schryer is the clinical lead for mental health and primary care, he is also the CCG Chair, a role he took on in 2018. Jeff has been a GP for over 28 years, qualifying from Manchester University in 1986 and has a long standing interest in medical education including undergraduate and GP training.
In the past, Jeff has run the North Manchester GP Vocational Training Scheme, was previously an Associate Dean at Manchester Medical School and has also worked in a prison providing primary care services.
Jeff is also the GP Dementia Lead for the Strategic Clinical Network in Greater Manchester. He is married with seven children and seven grandchildren.
Sector and Clinical Leads Bhavini Bharath