LCO’s Dr Sohail Munshi appointed to national Primary Care role

Dr Sohail Munshi, Chief Medical Officer of Manchester and Trafford Local Care Organisations, has been appointed to a national role with the NHS England Primary Care Team.

Sohail will be working in 2021 as a clinical deputy for Dr Nikki Kanani, Medical Director of Primary Care for NHS England and NHS Improvement in her role within the vaccine programme. He will be spending a day a week with the team, combining it with his LCO role and work as a GP in Manchester. In the role, Sohail will support work on Phase 3 of NHS Primary Care response to the COVID-19 pandemic and be part of the wider leadership team giving the opportunity to get involved in shaping the wider restoration work.

Sohail said, “I’m incredibly excited by the opportunity to work with Nikki and the national team. It’s a massively challenging but exciting time for Primary Care and I’m looking forward to working with colleagues from across the country on developing the approach that is needed. It also gives a great opportunity to maximise opportunities for people in Manchester and Trafford by showcasing the work that we’ve been doing at a national level.”

Sohail has been Chief Medical Officer with the LCOs for over four years and has been a practicing GP in Manchester for 25 years.