NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has appointed two new GP members to its Governing Body.

Dr Jacky Panesar has joined the CCG as GP clinical co-lead for episodic care and Dr Felicity Guest will take up her role as GP clinical lead for medicines management on her return from a period of maternity leave.

Dr Panesar qualified as a GP from the University of Manchester in 1990. She previously worked in Australia for three years as a rural GP practicing aboriginal medicine. She now works at Ashtree House Surgery in Kirkham where she has been a GP for 14 years. Her clinical interests include women’s health as well as episodic care.

Away from work Dr Panesar enjoys spending time with her three children, reading, hill walking and yoga.


Dr Panesar 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 want to use my local experience to help establish an even stronger link between the CCG and its member practices. I also share the CCG’s aim to improve choice for patients. We know that patients place a big importance on what treatment they receive, where they receive it and who delivers it.”

Dr Felicity GuestDr Guest, who was born and brought up on the Fylde coast, qualified as a doctor from the University of Oxford in 2006. She then took the decision to move back up north to be closer to home and went on to complete her GP training in 2011 in Manchester.

Dr Guest has been a GP at The Thornton Practice, situated within the village of Thornton-Cleveleys since 2011 and has been a member of the local medical committee since June 2013. Her clinical interests include palliative care, cancer, ear, nose and throat care, as well as medicines management.

Dr Guest said: “I am very excited about the opportunity to be involved in reshaping our local medical services to meet the challenges ahead.

“Medicines management is an important and interesting area and I’m looking forward to working with the team when I start in January.”

Mary Dowling, chair of the CCG, added: “On behalf of the Governing Body and my colleagues, I would like to welcome Dr Panesar and Dr Guest to the CCG. We look forward to working with both of them. Their experience and local knowledge will be of huge benefit to the CCG and patients.”



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