- David COLIN-THOME
David was a GP from 1971 at Castlefields Health Centre Runcorn, retiring March 2007.
His practice has been leading-edge nationally over the last 10 years or so, pioneering systematic management of long-term conditions employing managed care techniques.
He also has been on many overseas advisory visits specialising in primary care development. He publishes regularly on primary care reform
Prior to being appointed as National Clinical Director, he was director of primary care at the Department of Health’s London Regional Office, and senior medical officer at the Scottish Office NHS Management Executive. He was also formerly a member of Halton Health Authority, Cheshire Family Health Services Authority and a local councillor. He was awarded the OBE in 1997. He was educated at Hutton Grammar School in Preston, and the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne Medical School.