Blackpool CCGs Chief Clinical Officer, Dr Amanda Doyle OBE (pictured centre below)
Ah the good work of her minion Dr Arif Rajpura.
Does anyone have any idea what the “health economy” might be ?
Dr Amanda Doyle OBE has been a GP for 18 years and involved in commissioning for more than a decade.
Her commitment and passion for improving services for patients not only in Blackpool but across the whole health economy has received recognition on a national platform.
In June 2014 she was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her extraordinary contribution to primary care.
Within weeks of receiving this outstanding honour, Dr Doyle was named as one of the most influential people in the country for her work surrounding health and social care integration.
In the same month she was appointed co-chair of the 26-strong newly formed Board for NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) – the independent membership organisation which represents all Clinical Commissioning Groups across England
You can read more about Dr Doyle by clicking on the links below.
News about Dr Doyle
National Recognition for Blackpool’s Chief Clinical Officer
The Chief Clinical Officer of NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Amanda Doyle OBE, has been named as one of the most influential people involved in better coordinating services for patients… <read more>
Our Chief Clinical Officer, Dr Amanda Doyle, Awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List
The Chief Clinical Officer of NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Amanda Doyle, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List… <read more>
Blackpool’s Chief Clinical Officer Named on New Board
Blackpool CCGs Chief Clinical Officer, Dr Amanda Doyle OBE, has been named as Co Chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC)… <read more>
Director of Public Health
Arif qualified from St Andrews University and Manchester Medical School. Following a period of time in clinical jobs he entered public health training in the North West of England in 1999.
Arif gained his first Consultant in Public Health post in September of 2004, based at Chorley and South Ribble Primary Care Trust. Since August of 2007 Arif has held the position of Director of Public Health of NHS Blackpool and latterly Blackpool Council.
Arif, as the joint appointment across Public Health England and the Council, is responsible for improving the health and reducing health inequalities in an area which has the worst male and the third worst female life expectancy in the country.
Arif is the lead Director of Public Health for alcohol in the North West and has been heavily involved in national lobbying around alcohol policy and particularly minimum unit price. More recently he has been working with North W Directors of Public Health to lobby for a sugar sweetened beverage tax and to curb the marketing influence of unhealthy food companies on children and young people. He is also currently leading a new approach to tackling obesity issues within Blackpool, particularly focussing on the obesogenic environment and helping to make the healthier choice the easier choice.
Arif is also a trainer for trainees in Public Health and has recently been a Part A examiner for the Membership of the Faculty of Public Health.
He has an MBA from Manchester Business School and has recently completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Executive and Business Coaching at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Do these doctors want your children to be dumbed down ? (TAP – get sick and die younger)
excerpt The Lancet
Neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments, affect millions of children worldwide, and some diagnoses seem to be increasing in frequency. Industrial chemicals that injure the developing brain are among the known causes for this rise in prevalence. In 2006, we did a systematic review and identified five industrial chemicals as developmental neurotoxicants: lead, methylmercury, polychlorinated biphenyls, arsenic, and toluene. Since 2006, epidemiological studies have documented six additional developmental neurotoxicants—manganese, fluoride, chlorpyrifos, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethan
Pictured below Mary Ann Cotton
Her choice of poison was arsenic, favoured by murderers down the centuries for largely pragmatic reasons. First, it dissolves in a hot liquid, a cup of tea, for example, so is easy to administer.
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