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Dr James Kingsland

Dr James P Kingsland, National Clinical Commissioning Lead
Department of Health

James is the Senior Partner in a Personal Medical Services partnership in Wallasey. He has been in practice on the Wirral since 1989. His practice has won numerous awards for clinical excellence and was in the early waves of fundholding, a first wave PMS plus site, and early adopter of Practice Based Commissioning. He has been the Department of Health’s National PBC Clinical Network Lead since April 2009.

James served as Chairman of the National Association of Primary Care for 4 years from September 2004 and became President of the organisation in September 2008. He has a wealth of experience in General Practice, medical education and medical politics.

Between 1999 and 2002 he worked part time as a GP advisor to the Department of Health and was instrumental in the development and implementation of PMS policy and Walk-in Centres, worked with the DH to develop the quality agenda for General Practice and was a member of the Department of Health’s National Leadership Network. He is now a member of the NHS Top Leaders programme.

He has continued to have a central role in supporting the current Reform Agenda for the NHS, particularly in the development of Practice Based Commissioning and has been a member of the DH PBC Implementation Board and the DH Commissioning Policy Reference Group, PbR External Reference Group and NHS acute contract reference group. He also serves on the NICE Commissioning Steering Group.

In October 2007 he was appointed as an advisor to Lord Darzi for the Next Stage Review of Primary and Community Care and now is part of the review’s Clinical Advisory Group. He has also been appointed to the National PBC Improvement team.

He developed and Chaired the first incorporated practice based commissioning organisation in NHS Wirral, Wallasey Health Alliance LLP.

He has been a GP trainer for 18 years and a former longstanding member of the Mersey Regional GP Education Board. He is also an undergraduate tutor for the medical schools of Liverpool and University College London.

He was formerly the Vice Chair of Wirral Health Authority having previously served as a non-executive director of Wirral FHSA. He served for 10 years on Wirral LMC, has been a member of the General Practice Committee of the BMA and for 3 years chaired its PMS sub-committee.

He was appointed to Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as their Primary Care advisor in 2007.


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