Dr Margaret Sanderson has retired from NHS North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) after leading the organisation responsible for planning and buying local healthcare since 2012.
Dr Sanderson has handed the reins over to North Lincolnshire GP Dr Faisel Baig at the end of May who is currently a GP representative on the CCG Governing Body and the CCG clinical lead for Mental Health and Dementia.
A partner GP at Trentview Medical Practice, Keadby, Dr Sanderson was previously chair of the Clinical Executive Committee of North Lincolnshire Primary Care Trust before the CCG was formed and has been involved in local healthcare commissioning for almost two decades. She will continue her role as a family doctor.
“I have very much enjoyed being a part of this organisation as we have worked with our partners to make sure our patients have access to quality health services while making the most of the money available to us,” said Dr Sanderson.
“This year sees the NHS celebrate its 70th Birthday. Healthcare has changed considerably, even over the 18 years that I have been involved with this organisation and its precursors, and I am confident that my successor, Dr Baig, will continue to work to ensure local people benefit from improvements in the way health and care are delivered here in North Lincolnshire.”
Dr Baig grew up and was educated in North Lincolnshire. He completed his medical training in Manchester and then moved back to the area. As well as working locally as a locum GP, he has roles as a Specialist Advisor to the Care Quality Commission and as a GP Appraiser for NHS England."