Two GPs have joined the Board of Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS as Interim Associate Non-Executive Directors.

Both have been selected to join the Board by their PCN Clinical Director colleagues in Dudley.

Dr Gillian Love is the PCN Clinical Director of Halesowen Primary Care Network. She has been a partner at Halesowen medical practice since 1996 having worked in Dudley Group hospital posts and local practices whilst training to be a GP.

Ruth Tapparo is a GP in Stourbridge and the PCN Clinical Director for Brierley Hill and Amblecote Primary Care Network. She has been a Dudley CCG Board member previously and is the CCG’s Clinical Lead for diabetes.

Harry Turner, Chair of Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS said: “Primary Care is at the heart of all we do at Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS. Ruth and Gillian bring a wealth of experience which will be enormously valuable to the Board.  I am looking forward to working with them”.

Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS (DIHC) was authorised on April 1st 2020. It brings together a range of health and care services in one organisation with primary care, delivered by General Practice, at its heart.

The ICP has been created from a partnership of local GPs, NHS Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust and Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.​


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