NHS Blackburn with Darwen CCG

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Dr Julie Higgins<br>Joint Chief Officer

Dr Julie Higgins
Joint Chief Officer

Julie has held a number of senior NHS positions including Chief Executive, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Public Health. She was the Director of Public Health at Salford Primary Care Trust (PCT) and while in this role was the…
Janet Thomas<br>Executive Nurse

Janet Thomas
Executive Nurse

Janet qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1985 working primarily in acute medicine and care of the elderly services before moving into community services initially as a School Nurse and subsequently qualifying as a Health Visitor in 1989. She…
Dr Nigel Horsfield<br>Lay Member

Dr Nigel Horsfield
Lay Member

Dr Horsfield was a Consultant Physician with interest in Thoracic Medicine in Blackburn between 1981 – 2010. His clinical expertise is in asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and occupational lung disease. He ran local Tuberculosis Clinics which contributed towards the…
Graham Burgess<br>Chair

Graham Burgess

Graham has held a number of senior positions in local government  becoming one of the best known chief executives in local government and in 2011 was voted 4th in the 50 most influential local government figures in the country by…
Dr Penny Morris<br>Medical Director

Dr Penny Morris
Medical Director

Originally from Burnley, Dr Morris did her medical training in Manchester, post graduate training in Lancashire and joined Darwen Healthcare as a GP principle in 1990, where she continues to do full time practice, with particular interests in family planning…
Roger Parr<br>Chief Finance Officer

Roger Parr
Chief Finance Officer

A qualified accountant with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, CIPFA, Roger has over 20 years of NHS finance experience. Having a degree in Accounting and Finance, he joined the North Western Health Authority Graduate Training Scheme with…
Dr John Randall<br>Executive <span class="caps">GP</span> and Clinical Lead

Dr John Randall
Executive GP and Clinical Lead

Dr Randall, MB ChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DipOccMED, qualified from Manchester University in 1988. He completed his hospital vocational training in Blackburn before becoming a GP in his current practice, in 1992; he is GP Principal at Oakenhurst Medical Practice in…