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New board member appointed

New board member appointed

NHS Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed Dr Adam Black to its Governing Body as a new GP member.

In his role as GP Clinical Lead for Scheduled Care including Women’s health portfolio and Demand Management, Dr Black will share his knowledge and insight to ensure patients receive the highest quality of planned care. Planned care is the name given to services which are not carried out in an emergency and ones which patients are referred to by their GP such as routine operations and diagnostic tests.

Dr Black was brought up in the island community of Orkney and went on to study medicine at Glasgow University. He completed his GP training in 2004 and later moved to India with his family in 2005 to work as a volunteer doctor in a community health project.

He took up GP partnership in Blackburn in 2008 when he returned to the UK and is now the Lead GP at Bentham Road Health Centre. He has also previously served on the Local Medical Committee and has a keen interest in the mentoring of doctors through Foundation and Registrar training.

Dr Black said: “I am delighted to have joined the CCG and look forward to adding my own input to that of my colleagues for the good of local people. I share the CCG’s aim to improve choice for patients and reduce unnecessary referrals to acute hospital care. We know that patients place a big importance on what treatment they receive, where they receive it and who delivers it.”

Away from work Dr Black, enjoys cycling, helping coach junior Rugby and actively participating in church life.


Notes to editors:

  • NHS Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group is responsible for commissioning or “buying” healthcare and wellbeing services for the people of Blackburn with Darwen.  NHS Blackburn with Darwen CCG is made up of 28 GP practices located within the borough boundaries.

For further information please contact the media team at NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU on 01772 214213.