Director of Primary Care, Partnerships and Engagement
Tel: 0191 3713235
Joseph joined the NHS in 1996 as a Practice Manager in Easington. He led on GP Fundholding within his practice, which developed his interest in commissioning. He has always worked collaboratively within in his locality which lead to working with the GPs in developing his local GP Out of hours co-operative from 1998-2004. He subsequently brought together GPs that have developed new Health Centre premises between 2001 and 2015 owned by GPs.
Joseph was elected as the Chair of Easington Practice Based Commissioning Group from 2005 to 2012, which was traditionally a clinical post. During this time in 2011 he was appointed as Director of Practice Based Commissioning for Durham Primary Care Trust (PCT) for 12 months before the introduction of Clinical Commissioning Groups. In 2012 Joseph founded one of the GP Federations which now exists as South Durham Federation.
In 2013 Joseph was appointed as Director of Performance for DDES CCG before being appointed as part time Director of Primary Care in 2014. Joseph took up the role of part time Director of Primary Care (non-clinical) for North Durham CCG in April 2016 also and is now working across both CCGs in this shared role.
Joseph has been a non-clinical partner in four GP practices until recently and he remains the Management Partner in two local East Durham GP practices. Joseph holds an MBA and has extensive experience in Organisation Development, Estates, information and technology (IM&T, Clinical and Patient engagement and Care closer to home.