South Reading Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has announced the appointment of new chair Dr Ishak Nadeem.
Dr Nadeem has been a GP partner at Grovelands Medical Centre since 1999 CCG with a special interest in Occupational Medicine and has previously practised in India and Saudi Arabia. He has been a member of the CCG's governing body since 2013 and is the lead for Urgent Care and Communications within the CCG. He replaces Dr Elizabeth Johnston who has been the chair at the CCG since its inception in April 2013.
Dr Nadeem, who lives in Tilehurst with his wife and three children, added: "I am delighted to have been appointed as chair of the South Reading CCG and to continue the great work led by Dr Johnston. We'd like to extend our appreciation to Elizabeth for her hard work and leadership."
"As well as ensuring everyone receives the highest standard of care and treatment at the right place and at the right time, South Reading CCG is also committed to transforming primary care and ensuring we work more closely with secondary care to provide a better experience for our patients. Amid this background, my other goal is to ensure that we make the best use of resources and avoid waste wherever possible. It's also our wish to support and encourage patients to lead healthier lifestyles to help prevent disease."
Dr Elizabeth Johnston added: "It's been a privilege to have been the chair of the CCG and I'd like to thank everyone that I've worked with for their commitment and hard work. Dr Nadeem has the knowledge and passion to drive forward the future of local commissioning and I wish him all the best for his new role."