|Dr Agnelo Fernandes||Clinical Chair|
Dr Fernandes has been a GP in Thornton Heath, Croydon for 24 years. His interests include minor surgery, dermatology, teaching and quality improvement of health services through innovation and transformation. He is a GP Trainer, an Educational Supervisor of GP Trainees out of hours, a GP appraiser, a member of the Croydon Local Medical Committee and a Governor at Royal Russell School, Croydon. He was awarded the MBE for “services to Medicine and Healthcare” by Her Majesty the Queen (2004) and Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners (2006), and his practice attained the highest honour of the Royal College of General Practitioners “Quality Practice Award” (2010). In his role as the Assistant Clinical Chair of the CCG he chairs the Urgent Care Working Group, Strategic Transformation Board, Prevention, Self Care and Shared Decision Making steering group, Intermediate Services Clinical Quality Review group and is a member of Croydon’s Health and Wellbeing Board. He is also the Chair of NHS England’s pan-London NHS 111 Clinical Governance group, the National GP Lead for Urgent & Emergency Care for the Royal College of General Practitioners (UK), and Chair of the National Intercollegiate Clinical Governance group for NHS Pathways.