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Lead GP for Carlisle moves to new hospital role

Posted on Tuesday 8th January 2013
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Dr Peter Weaving, lead GP for Carlisle moves to new hospital role

Dr Peter Weaving, the lead GP for Carlisle, has taken up a new role as the GP Clinical Director for North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust.

This is a new role which has been designed to strengthen relationships across the north Cumbrian health economy. Dr Weaving will liaise closely with local GPs across Carlisle, Eden, Allerdale and Copeland to bring GPs and hospital clinicians closer together to design and deliver local NHS services.

Following this appointment Dr Weaving has stepped down from his position as NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group’s Lead GP for Carlisle and Deputy Clinical Chair. He will continue to work as a GP at his GP practice in Brampton.

Dr Weaving has worked with the developing Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS Cumbria, the primary care trust, in commissioning for around six years.

Dr Weaving said: “After six years involved in commissioning firstly working with NHS Cumbria and now with the developing Clinical Commissioning Group, I think it’s time to face a new challenge and let some new faces take over.

“We’re currently undergoing a huge period of change in the way the NHS is organised and run both locally and nationally and this is why it’s the perfect time to make a move and see how I can use the skills I’ve learnt over the last few years to cultivate relationships between hospital doctors and GPs.

“My new role is to act as a primary care view in a secondary care organisation; to look at what goes on within the hospital and outside in the consulting rooms of general practice, how the out of hours service and the community staff and their hospitals interact and work effectively with us to provide the best service for all our patients.”

Dr Weaving is local to Cumbria and attended Trinity School in Carlisle. He gained his medical qualification at Nottingham University Medical School and worked in Bury and Rochdale before returning to Cumbria in 1983 to the practice at Brampton where he is now the senior partner.

Dr Weaving has also spent time in hospitals in Senior House Officer posts in Obstetrics &Gynaecology, A&E, paediatrics at the Cumberland Infirmary and psychiatry locally.

Ann Farrar, Interim Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted to welcome Dr Weaving to the Trust. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge about primary care and this will help enormously as he develops clinical relationships across the health economy.”

Dr Colin Paterson a GP at the Brunswick House Surgery in Carlisle who already sits on the Carlisle GP Executive, will take on the role as Interim GP Lead for Carlisle until another lead is formally elected by the GPs working in the Carlisle area.