Over Wyre GP Dr Tom Marland has been elected on to the Governing Body of NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group.

Dr Marland, a partner at Over Wyre Medical Centre, has been officially appointed following a vote among doctors’ practices across Fylde and Wyre.

The appointment means that Dr Marland will now be one of eight doctors from Fylde and Wyre who provide clinical expertise at Governing Body level to help the CCG develop and improve services for local people.

Dr Marland said: “I am delighted to join the Governing Body and have this opportunity to help shape healthcare for not just my own patients at Over Wyre but patients across the whole of Fylde and Wyre.

“I am passionate about helping the CCG and its team to provide the best possible healthcare for its population and look forward to starting this role later this month.”

Marland, ThomasDr Marland will continue to work as a GP at Over Wyre Medical Centre alongside his new role at the CCG.

Drs Felicity Guest of The Thornton Practice and Jacky Panesar from The Fleetwood Surgery were both re-elected.

CCG chair Mary Dowling said: “I am delighted to welcome Tom to the Governing Body and look forward to gaining his input.

“Our clinical leads provide a valuable voice from the very coalface of primary care and their guidance is crucial as we look to deliver on the commitments made in our 2030 Vision for Health and Care.”


Notes:

  • NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the organisation responsible for planning and buying health services in the area to meet patients’ needs. This is known as ‘commissioning’.
  • Led by family doctors (GPs), the CCG currently serves a population of 152,000 people across approximately 320 sq km of coast and countryside. The majority live in the urban towns of Fleetwood, Thornton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Kirkham and Lytham St Annes, but a significant proportion live in rural villages.
  • The CCG receives a set amount of money from the government and is committed to spending this wisely for the benefit of local people.
  • Giving you more choice is a priority of the modern NHS. More information is available at fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk/choice
  • The NHS Constitution sets out your rights as an NHS patient: nhs.uk/choiceintheNHS/Rightsandpledges/NHSConstitution/Pages/Overview.aspx
  • There are many ways to get involved in health service developments, including joining our Influence membership scheme or your practice’s patient participation group.
  • For more information about the CCG and how to get involved visit fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk