Following a competitive recruitment process, the Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Simon Bradley as our new Independent Chair with immediate effect. Simon replaces Dr John Heather who resigned at the end of last year. The Board would like to thank John for all his hard work and dedication to the role and we are delighted that he will remain as a member of the Board representing the Weston Locality Board.
This independent GP leadership role is new in our governance structure. It’s different to our previous Chair role, as we wanted to recruit someone who is a GP in a BNSSG practice but not a member of a locality board or has a role in the governance of any other organisation. The purpose of this role will be to be an advocate for general practice and to work with Ruth Taylor and the Exec Team to ensure that One Care continues to understand and meet the needs of its shareholder practices.