Robert Whitehead appointed as Board Member for Oadby and Wigston

The Federation is delighted to welcome Robert Whitehead as its new Board representative for Oadby and Wigston.

  • From the Lake District originally, Robert has lived in the Market Harborough area for 20 years
  • Practice Business manager at Bushloe Surgery in Wigston for the last 8.5 years
  • Appointed following consultation with Oadby and Wigston practices

Welcoming Robert to the Board, Dr Rsyz Bietzk, Federation Chair, said

“We couldn’t be more delighted to welcome Robert to the Board.  He has been involved with building both the concept and the reality of the Federation from its very earliest days of planning and development, and has hands-on experience of supporting GPs and the whole range of practice staff and partners as a practice manager.    We very much welcome to hearing his ideas and benefiting from his insight and hands on experience”

Commenting on his appointment, Robert said, “My background of operational roles in a variety of professional services practices led me to be involved in the creation of ELR GP Federation Ltd. As a result I have retained a particular interest in the development of the Federation ever since. With the demands on primary care continuing to grow the need to work smarter not merely harder is ever present. I strongly believe that general practice can be more resilient through working together and the role the Federation will play in facilitating and where appropriate leading such closer working is a key to success. We all want to achieve provision of sustainable and outstanding healthcare in our communities. I look forward to supporting the Federation in assisting practices to achieve this vision.”