NHS Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) welcomes a new face to its Governing Body.
Dr John Randall, a GP at Oakenhurst Medical Practice in Barbara Castle Way Health Centre, brings with him a wealth of medical experience and knowledge. Originally from Manchester, Dr Randall, 50, has worked in Blackburn for around 27 years, first completing his hospital vocational training in the town before becoming a GP in 1992 and joining his current practice.
As well as practising general medicine, Dr Randall has worked for many years in Occupational Medicine in various industries throughout Lancashire. Before the development of the CCG, he was the GP lead in Cardio Vascular health for six years for Blackburn with Darwen Primary Care Trust as well as being elected to position of Vice Chair for the Pennine Lancashire Local Medical Committee.
He said: “I am looking forward immensely to working alongside my highly respected clinical colleagues and other professionals to commission and deliver safe, effective and high-quality health services to the people of Blackburn with Darwen. My aim is to continue achieving the best possible outcomes for our patients and their families, and for our communities.”
Joe Slater, Chair of the CCG, added: “I am delighted that Dr Randall has joined the CCG’s Governing Body. Commissioning health care services for our population is a challenging and complex task, and it is important that our decision making is driven by local clinicians who know and understand the needs of their patients.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Dr Pervez Muzzafar who left us at the end of March. His dedication and hard work over the last two years on behalf of the Governing Body have been much appreciated and beneficial to the successful development of the CCG.”
Away from medicine and the CCG, Dr Randall, who is married with three teenage children, likes to watch Manchester City FC, explore the Highlands of Scotland and long distance running.