New Chair and Vice Chair to showcase primary care in Bolton

Following the retirement of founder Chair, Dr George Ogden last week (Friday, 17 March), Bolton GP Federation is delighted to announce its new interim Chair and Vice Chair.

Bolton GPs Dr Kamran Khan(Unsworth Group Practice in Westhoughton and Blackrod)and

Dr Saveena Ghaie (Garnet Fold Practice in Rumworth) have been appointed as interim Chair and Vice Chair respectively. They have both served previously on the board as Vice Chair and Quality Lead.

Dr Khan said: “Our main focus will be on helping to improve the health and wellbeing of Bolton people. We aim to do this by supporting GP practices, Primary Care Networks and our wider healthcare system partners, including building on our strong links to the voluntary and community sector.

“Growing and training the primary and social care workforce is also a priority for us, and we are extremely fortunate to be involved in the running of the Greater Manchester Training Hub with the GM Feds collaborative.

“The federation team will continue to look at ways to share good practice and learn from each other in primary care and provide an avenue for our partner organisations to gain a better understanding of General Practice. Hopefully helping develop to a more cohesive system for Boltonians.”

Bolton GP Federation, based at The Hub in Bold Street, Bolton, is a collective vehicle where Bolton’s GP practices come together to deliver primary care services and help to reduce inequalities in the town. They employ over 200 staff across the town to provide services including the management of Primary Care Networks, Enhanced Access (evening and weekend general practice appointments), an Experienced Nurse Network, the Covid vaccination programme, and community-based health clinics and cancer screening.


Notes to Editors:

Kamran Khan
Dr Kamran Khan
Dr Saveena Ghaie

For further information contact:  

Dawn Lythgoe

Head of Performance, Programmes and Communication