George Devlin – Chair
I have been the Chair of LMCP since 2014.
I am a Trafford resident and have lived in Urmston since 1993, my wife and I have four grown up children and five grandchildren.
I worked for Manchester City Council for 26 years. I believe in the need to build a truly holistic approach to the delivery of public services that puts people at the centre in ways that enable them to maximise their potential and achieve purposeful and independent lives.
I also believe the most successful route to bridging the gaps in service provision and improving outcomes for people is to focus individual, family and community strengths and assets.
Since retiring from Manchester City Council in March 2011 I have continued to pursue my interest in Health, Education, Social Care and Community Development in a variety of voluntary roles. I am the Lay Member for Patient and Public Engagement of Trafford CCG Board; I am the chair of governors in two schools in Trafford, the Chair of the Toy House a community based charity in Flixton that provides a range of services to the local community and the Chief Officer of Trafford Community Collective.
What LMCP has achieved over its long and enduring history is remarkable – I am very proud of the organisation and its achievements and it is a real pleasure to share the experience with my fellow board members, managers, staff, volunteers and people who use our services.
Dr J S Bamrah
Prof JS Bamrah CBE is a senior consultant psychiatrist at Greater Manchester Mental NHS Trust, Chair of BAPIO, past Medical Director of Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust. He has held senior positions in the BMA and the Royal College of Psychiatrists, as well as having lectured and written extensively on health matters. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award for services to mental health services in Manchester, HSJ Top 50 BME Health Leaders in England and a CBE for services to the NHS, Mental Health and Diversity. He has been a Trustee of LMCP since 2011.
Dr Saniya Ali
Dr Ali is a qualified social worker with 25 years experience working for Manchester City Council.
Professor Sara Ryan
Sara Ryan is a Professor of Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University. A sociologist by background, Sara’s work focuses on people with learning disabilities and autistic people, family carers and coproduction methods and approaches.
Sara is a strong advocate for involving people in research and has developed strong collaborations with self-advocacy groups and family carer organisations, local authorities, various universities, journalists and human rights specialists. She is the Patron for My Life My Choice, an Oxfordshire based self advocacy group, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Oxford Brookes University in 2019 for her activist work, in particular for her campaign work after the preventable death of her son, Connor, in 2013.
Former Trustees / Directors
Revd Greg Forster
Greg Forster has been Rector of Northenden, in the Anglican Diocese of Manchester, for the past 30 years, having previously worked in a multi-cultural area of Bolton. As such he undertakes a number of other tasks within the immediate area and wider diocese, including the management of the finances of Withington Deanery and a couple of small local charities, and chairmanship of the governors of the local church school.
He was on the management committee of LMCP or its predecessors for nearly three decades, in one role or another.
He has written a number of books on ethical issues, including marriage and cohabitation, policing, and race relations, and was for a number of years a police station Visitor in the Manchester area.
He studied both theology and social anthropology at Oxford University.
Mr Narinder Chadha
Narinder Chadha is a ‘semi-retired’ highly successful businessman. He is heavily involved with local and national charitable organisations.
He is the Chair of the Management Board of Silverstar – a registered charity campaigning to provide diabetes awareness.
I am a GP in a small practice in central Manchester. I believe investing in relationships with patients is vital, and we attempt to achieve continuity of care in my practice. I believe that GPs play a vital role in contributing to meeting the needs of the community and individuals, but must work with other professionals in order to deliver accessible, flexible and culturally sensitive care.
I am Professor of Primary Care at the University of Manchester. I have researched the doctor-patient relationship and how distress is recognized and dealt with in the consultation. I have worked on developing and testing new interventions for patients with mental health symptoms in primary care. Some of my work has led to service change locally, which I feel is an important outcome of clinical research.
I am Royal College of General Practitioners Curriculum Guardian, Mental Health, and co-Chair of the Forum for Primary Care Mental Health1 which is a partnership between the RCGP and Royal College of Psychiatrists and aims to influence policy, develop educational materials for GPs and improve care of people with mental health problems.
I was a member of the Guideline Development Groups for the updated NICE Anxiety and Depression Guidelines and a GP Clinical Advisor for the NICE-led QOF process.
Revd Peter Clark
Peter Clark has been the Rector of St. Luke’s (C of E) Church in Longsight since 1986. As well as the usual church activities, St Luke’s is a busy Community Centre with a special emphasis on mental health. This work is done in partnership with Social Services and the Primary Care Trust. He has been a member of the Management Committee/ Trustees of LMCP Care Link since 1988 and its Chair since
He was educated in Aberdeen, Bristol and Cambridge.