Pete has been a GP at the Parks Medical Practice in Cliffe Woods for more than 20 years. He continues to work as a GP one day a week which he sees as essential in helping him keep in touch with what’s happening from a patient’s perspective.

From the start of his career as a GP, Pete has always been interested in quality of care and the systems that can be developed to support this. His interest in medical audit systems led to him becoming Chair of the Medway Medical Audit Advisory Group and co-Chair of the West Kent Medical Audit Advisory Group.

Pete was initially Clinical Governance lead for Medway On Call Care (MedOCC) and then from 2003 he was Clinical Governance lead for NHS Medway Primary Care Trust (PCT).

In 2007 Pete was appointed Medical Director of NHS Medway PCT and remained a Co-Medical Director of the NHS Kent and Medway PCT Cluster until the formation of clinical commissioning groups in April 2013. During his time as Medical Director he has held roles as Director of Quality for all aspects of commissioned and provided care, Director of Commissioning for all acute, community and primary care services and Director of Performance for all registered GPs, pharmacists, dentists and optometrists. He oversaw improvements in the quality of General Practice measured by the National Quality and Outcomes Framework to being above those of neighbouring PCTs. These roles have given great experience, which Pete is able to draw upon in his current role as Chief Clinical Officer of NHS Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Pete still remains very interested in medical audit and is currently working with Public Health England to develop the audit to support the National Diabetes Prevention Programme.

Additionally Pete has been involved in medical education as a trainer of GPs for almost 20 years and also for 10 years as the course organiser for the Medway and Swale GP training scheme. He obtained a masters’ degree in Para Clinical Sciences with distinction from the University of Kent in 2000 and was module director for Clinical Governance on a surgical MSc course run by the University of Kent for two years.

Pete has always seen his involvement in the PCT, and now the CCG, as an extension of what he and many other GPs do on a daily basis when seeing patients: to lessen the risk of them becoming unwell and helping them to get better if they do.

In becoming Chief Clinical Officer of Medway CCG Pete was assessed by a robust national process to ensure that he has the necessary skills and attributes for the role.  His appointment process also comprised an election to the role by the member practices that constitute NHS Medway CCG

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