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Clinical commissioners welcome Dr Sonali Kinra to role of Clinical Advisor to Greater Nottingham Joint Commissioning Committee

 

Dr Sonali Kinra has been appointed to the role of advisor to the joint commissioning committee, which has delegated responsibilities from the four Greater Nottingham CCG Governing Bodies for work programmes and decisions best taken collectively.

Sonali Kinra webDr Kinra qualified as a GP in 2008 and is a Partner at the Hucknall Road Medical Centre in Nottingham. She brings to the role experience of treating patients from diverse communities and has a strong understanding of the health and social factors that influence health outcomes for vulnerable populations/patient groups.
 
In her current role as a GP partner Dr Kinra is practice lead for child and adult learning disabilities as well as care home residents and asylum seekers.
 
Dr Kinra is a committee member of the Nottinghamshire LMC and Vice Chair of the Royal College of GPs Vale of Trent Faculty. She is also director of NCGPA federation of Nottingham City practices and the Nottingham City CCG clinical lead for maternity and children’s services.
 
Her new responsibilities as a clinical advisor to the joint committee will involve championing the health needs of people from some of Nottingham’s most deprived and diverse communities.
 
Dr Kinra said: “I’m really looking forward to the new role as one of the five clinical advisors representing the GP voice in decisions on health commissioning locally.
 
“One of my key priorities will be to ensure that the needs of patients and the community remain at the heart of discussions and decisions, particularly those patients that experience health inequalities and the poorest health outcomes.
 
“Over the coming months I will be attending cluster board and clinical cabinet meetings across Greater Nottingham to introduce myself and to hear more about the challenges faced by frontline GPs in delivering equitable healthcare for the deprived and vulnerable population.”
 
The joint commissioning committee will be responsible for a number of functions including local healthcare transformation and performance against constitutional standards. Individual CCGs (Nottingham City, Nottingham North & East, Rushcliffe and Nottingham West) will retain responsibility for decisions that affect their specific localities. Its inaugural public meeting will be held at the end of April 2018.

 

Published 12 April 2018