Dr. Jonathan Smith
Role: Clinical Chair
Living in the North East all of his life and originally from Stockton-on-Tees, Jonathan went to Medical School in Newcastle, and qualified in 2003. During his work as a hospital doctor and GP trainee he has spent time in most of the hospitals in our region. As a GP trainee Jonathan worked in practices in Gateshead, Derwentside, Sunderland and Durham Dales. He has been a full time GP Partner in South Hetton since 2008, and has been involved in Medical student teaching and research as well as clinical work during this time. Within the CCG he is currently the Clinical Chair, holding a previous post as Locality Lead for Easington and is currently leading the CCG’s GP Career Start training scheme. Recently Jonathan was also appointed to the newly formed NHS England Senate Council. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his young family, and tries to keep fit running and rowing.