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Dr Chris Clayton<br>Clinical Chief Officer

Dr Chris Clayton
Clinical Chief Officer

Originally from Rossendale, Dr Clayton left to train in Cambridge and after completing clinical studies, spent time training in Cardiff and South Wales and then Birmingham and the West Midlands before returning with his wife to Lancashire, joining Darwen Healthcare in 2004. They have two young children. Within his practice, Chris undertakes a leadership role in GP training and primary care access, enhanced by his experience working for the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and Department of Health on their joint Improving Access initiative in 2010. From 2006 Chris expressed a wider interest in population health by joining the Blackburn with Darwen Practice Based Commissioning Board, where he held the role of clinical lead in data analysis. In 2008, Chris was elected to represent Darwen on the Local Medical Committee.  He was appointed to be a Clinical Commissioning Champion for the RCGP in 2010 and was elected as Chair of the Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group in 2011. In January 2012 Chris was elected to be Chair of the Lancashire CCG Network and in July 0212 was formally appointed as Clinical Chief Officer for the CCG.