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Speaker Biography

Dr Howard Freeman

Dr Howard Freeman
Dr. Howard Freeman has been a General Practitioner in South West London since 1981. He has developed his practice into a very large multi site practice and has formed an overarching partnership with six other practices which together form approximately one third of his PCT's population. They hold one PMS contract and work collaboratively with other local practices as part of a Commissioning Group.

He has been involved for over twenty years in medical politics. He chaired his LMC in the early 1990's. He represented his Region on the BMA Council for many years. He helped to found and has been an Executive Member of the National Association of Primary Care since its inception.

Since the middle 1980's he has worked part time as an NHS Manager. He has worked for a Health Authority, for the London Implementation Group and for the Primary Care Support Force. He was Joint Chairman of a PCG which went on to become a first wave PCT. He has been Joint Chair of the Professional Executive Committee of the PCT since 2000. He is currently NHS South West London Joint Medical Director and Joint Associate Medical Director, Primary & Community Care for NHS London. He is Chair of Merton Clinical Commissioning Group


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