He is the Health sector representative and the Clinical Lead and Chair of the Governing Body of the Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group. Hugh also works as a GP in the city.
After a childhood living in Hull, Hugh went to Leicester University and qualified in medicine in 1987. He then moved to Nottingham to complete his postgraduate training as a Doctor. After spending 3 years working both at the QMC and City hospitals, as well as in general practice within the City, Hugh decided to head abroad and spent some time working in Australia.
He returned in 1992 and took up his current clinical role at the University of Nottingham Health Service in 1993. In 2006, with changes to the NHS, Hugh became involved in a scheme called practice based commissioning. He was passionate about service provision to the young population within the city and felt as a frontline clinician he needed to support the development of local services. Gradually he developed an increasing interest and expertise in health systems and the commissioning of health services, and with the further NHS changes announced in 2010, helped form NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group. Hugh was delighted to be elected chair of this new organisation in 2011.
Hugh’s work in this field has led him to understand that health is so much wider than simply preventing or treating disease. Housing, education and employment for example, are critical determinants of health. So he see’s being part of One Nottingham as hugely important, as he wants Nottingham to be a successful, dynamic and vibrant city that will help deliver better health for our Citizens.