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Alan Dow


Job Role: Chair

Dr Alan Dow is Chair of NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and is responsible for leading the CCG’s Governing Body and the Single Commissioning Function of the CCG.

Alan has worked as a GP for 25 years, including over 20 years in Gamesley, Glossop. His interests include the causes of substance misuse and reducing health inequalities. He is also active in training new GPs.

“I am very pleased to be at the helm of what are exciting and much needed changes for the NHS. My experience as a GP and my knowledge of local people and their health needs, gained from seeing patients on a day-to-day basis, is invaluable in helping me drive forward improvements across Tameside and Glossop. With a combined annual commissioning budget of £435 million, I am working with my CCG, clinical, local authority and social care colleagues to build effective relationships with local people and organisations. It is only by working together that we can improve healthy life-expectancy and ensure a successful future for the people of Tameside and Glossop”.

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