Dr. Richard Deacon
Clinical Lead

Dr. Richard Deacon is a Clinical Lead at the CCG in End of Life/Palliative Care. He is also a Clinical Lead at the Local Care Organisation (LCO) for Integrated Neighbourhood Teams. He has been a GP at St. Gabriel's Medical Centre since 2014.
Wendy Craven
Clinical Lead

Wendy Craven is the clinical lead for ophthalmology, dermatology and weight management at the CCG. She 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 and improving access to sight testing for the homeless.

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 Provide Board. 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. Sanjay Kotegaonkar
Clinical Lead for Information Management and Technology

Dr. Sanjay Kotegaonkar is a Clinical Lead Information Management and Technology. He qualified as a doctor from The University in Manchester in 2001 and has practiced as a GP in Bury since 2008 and has a special interest in mental health.
Nigget Saleem
Clinical Lead for Social Prescribing, Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Dementia, Medicines Optimisation and Learning Disabilities

Nigget Saleem is the Clinical Lead for Social Prescribing, Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Dementia, Medicines Optimisation and Learning Disabilities. She also makes practice visits on behalf of the CCG and supports general practice by 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 longstanding GP at Birches Medical Centre 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.
Dr Simon Minkoff
Clinical Lead for Urology

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