Dr Marc Herscovitz

Dr Marc Herscovitz • North & South Tyneside

Marc is the LCD for Northumberland and Tyneside GP OOH Services and is dedicated to improving these services and supporting GPs. He is involved with recruitment and governance and works with local commissioners to ensure the service conforms to commissioning intentions. Marc has worked as an OOH GP with NDUC for many years and is currently a GP in Gateshead. He is also involved with the Newcastle-Gateshead CCG, where he is the clinical lead for gastro-enterology.

Dr Raju Valasapalli

Dr Raju Valasapalli • Staffordshire

Raju is responsible for medical safety amongst clinicians and engagement with local services. Prior to joining SDUC, he was a local GP.

Dr Peter Jones

Dr Peter Jones • Staffordshire

Peter is responsible for clinical governance, GP supervision, training and recruitment. Prior to joining SDUC he was a GP appraiser and has been involved in out-of-hours administration since 1996.

Dr Jim Heptinstall

Dr Jim Heptinstall • Leicestershire & Rutland

Jim oversees two areas within Vocare; East Leicestershire & Rutland Urgent Care and the Vocare National Triage Service. Within these services he supports GPs to provide the highest quality of care. He is also a practicing GP.

Dr Syed Gillani

Dr Syed Gillani • Wolverhampton

Syed is an Academic GP in Wolverhampton and a Senior Research fellow in Diabetes. He did MD by research in Diabetes from University of Warwick. He is a lead medic for Physician Associate Programme in his role as a Senior Lecturer University of Wolverhampton. Syed has been involved with local OOH services since 2011 and is committed to improving OOH care in Wolverhampton.

Dr Chris Campbell

Dr Chris Campbell • South West

Chris is the LCD for the South West region. He is also a part-time GP Partner in Exeter, Educational Lead for RCGP Tamar Faculty, Tutor for Exeter Medical School & Deputy Crematorium Referee. He has worked in OOH General Practice since he was 18, initially as a Call Operator and later as a Senior Dispatcher. He has a passion for teaching, service improvement and acute medical care.

Dr Brian McGregor

Dr Brian McGregor • Yorkshire

Brian is the Local Clinical Director for the York and Selby area. He works closely with the local team and is dedicated to providing the very best care within the OOH service, and supporting an enthusiastic group of local GPs and ANPs working within the service. He has worked extensively in the local OOH services for over 20 years, is a GP Appraiser, and the current Vice Chair of North Yorkshire Branch of YORLMC, while also being a salaried GP in a small practice two days a week.

Dr Malcolm Abrines

Dr Malcolm Abrines • Yorkshire

Malcolm is the Local Clinical Director for Scarborough and Ryedale. He has been deeply involved in OOH services in Scarborough since 1992. He is a partner at Scarborough Medical Group, a Trainer, a Hospital Practitioner and a GPSI in Dermatology.