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Jonathan Inglesfield – background interests and expertise

I am medical doctor working in General Practice (Family Medicine) in the beautiful county of Surrey in the UK.

I studied medicine at Nottingham University. My first degree was a Bachelor in Medical Science, my dissertation related to the regeneration of central nervous system fibres following trauma. I qualified as a doctor in 1991 before undertaking junior doctor roles in Nottingham and the Southwest of the UK. I qualified as a GP in 1995.

I was then lucky enough to spend two years in New Zealand, working both in hospital medicine as a medical registrar and in primary care. Life 2.0 would definitely be spent in New Zealand, such a wonderful country with such amazing scenery and people.

I developed an interest in medical management upon returning to the UK in 1997, initially through working as a Local Medical Committee officer and then as managing partner of the practice I joined. Management roles since then have included the chair of a GP Provider organisation, CCG Board member and CCG Medical Director.

My style in management has always been to deeply consider issues and problems, and conceive realistic and pragmatic solutions. I found it frustrating in my early days of management when colleagues and committees would seemingly come up with instant solutions when I was still processing the complexity of the issue. Initially I thought this was a flaw. However I realised my (often late) contributions to discussions were generally accurate, considered and decisive, and Chief Executives and Chairs would frequently ask my for my valued opinion.

I am an extrovert introvert, and proud of it! I enjoy discussion and company, but tend to employ significant reflection and internal dialogue to process issues. In my spare time I am an ultra endurance runner, so have a lot of time to think. If you want to work with me I’ll probably be keen to learn quite a lot about what you’re trying to achieve before I can positively respond with the value I can offer. I’m not a ditherer though, and quite used to making tricky decisions at speed if the need arises, but best to get it right first time than have to unpick it.

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Clinical qualifications

  • B.Med.Sci (hons)
  • BM BS (Medical degree)
  • Diploma of Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare
  • Diploma of Child Health
  • Diploma of Practice Dermatology
  • Part 1 Membership Royal College of Physicians exam (Part II not attempted as I moved to Primary Care)
  • MRCGP (UK) (1995)
  • Fellow of Royal College of GPs (2018)

Previous work

Care Planning implementation – Guildford and Waverley CCG. I conceived and led the implementation of this programme resulting in the early adoption of widespread high quality care planning in the locality. Subsequent data showed exceptional appropriate end of life and unscheduled care experience for this group.

Frailty programme – linked to the above, the establishment of a comprehensive frailty programme has been a huge success in the locality, with a further linked initiative, the In-reach GP programme being nominated for an HSJ award.

Enhanced community diagnostics for patients with dementia. I conceived and led implementation of this programme which attracted widespread attention including being featured on Channel 4 news.

Safety and quality improvement work – previously acting as a chair of serious incident investigation panel for the locality, and chairing a large patient safety conference.

Managerial Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate of Leadership in Primary Care / RCGP Leadership Programme
  • NHS Leadership Academy Top Leaders Programme

Current interests

I currently offer advice to healthcare organisations in relation to primary care including Covid issues. During the pandemic I authored guidance on remote consulting in primary care to support GPs.

I work with NICE offering appropriate GP advice.

I am a Subject Matter Advisor to the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch.

Other stuff

As I mentioned above, I run. Its a great way to reflect and de-stress and thoroughly recommended. If that’s a shared interest you can read about some of my ultra adventures here

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