Top local doctor steps down as chair of local GP network
Local GP Dr Deborah Colvin has stepped back from her role as chair of the City and Hackney GP Confederation – handing the baton to local resident and health campaigner Caroline Millar.
Described by colleagues and local health care professionals as one of the most dynamic and forward-thinking GPs in London and beyond, Dr Colvin will now focus on her GP practice work at the Lawson Practice.
Dr Colvin founded the GP Confederation in 2014 and since then, City and Hackney member GPs have paid tribute to the way she has helped transform local primary care, bringing in more money to the area, improving quality of care and services to patients and for her inspirational leadership of the GP Confederation.
Caroline Millar now carries on this work as acting chair of the GP Confederation, which is made up of 40 GP practices across City and Hackney. Caroline is a local resident and serving lay board member with the Confederation since 2015. It is the first time a non-GP has taken the role.
Dr Colvin said: “I am thrilled that Caroline has agreed to do this. Throughout her time with the Confederation, she has displayed great wisdom and understanding of the health system. Her view as a non-doctor and local resident who is supportive of primary care has been very valuable. I have complete faith that she will represent primary care strongly and will be an asset to the GP Confederation.”