Dr Malcolm Ridgway – GP at Witton Medical Centre, Blackburn Malcolm was born in Haydock, Lancashire, and completed his medical training in Manchester, where he qualified in 1979. He then went onto to complete a vocational training scheme in Blackburn, and in 1983 became a member of the Royal College of GPs. He has recently been made a Fellow of the Royal College of GPs. .He worked initially as a GP in Haydock, and then moved to Blackburn where he has been a GP since 1987. Malcolm co-founded and was Chairman of the local GP out of hours service, resigning in 2008. He has worked for the PCT/CTP since 2000 as Medical Director and Professional Executive Committee Chairman. He is now a member of the Clinical Commissioning Group and is Clinical Director for Quality. He has worked with the Strategic Health Authority and Department of Health in a number of areas such as Quality Innovation Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) and urgent care. His interests include golf (11 handicap), classic cars and DIY.