Dr Joe McGilligan

senior GP partner in Surrey and former chair, East Surrey CCG


Dr Joe McGilligan qualified in Birmingham in 1990 and has wide medical experience including time as a flying doctor in Australia.  He is a GP partner at Greystone House Medical Practice in Redhill, Surrey, and has a special interest in Minor Surgery. He is an experienced Trainer of GP’s and medical students and an LMC member for Surrey.

As an advocate of an integrated approach to healthcare, Dr McGilligan brought together the eighteen East Surrey practices to form ESyDoc LLP for practice based commissioning.

Between March 2012 and March 2014, he was co-chair of the Surrey Health and Wellbeing Board and following on from this role he has become a Health and Wellbeing Champion for the LGA. Dr McGilligan is keen to link health and social care in a proper partnership approach and was awarded system leader of the year by Kent Surrey and Sussex Leadership recognition awards 2013.

He is a Council member of the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) and a founding member of the National Primary Care Network (NPCN). In those roles he is involved in all the new models of care being proposed from Vanguards to Primary Care Home, accountable care organisations and the Strategic Transformation Plans. As the LMC member for Surrey has involvement with the local plans as the favoured model is the Multi-discipline Community Provider (MCP) model of care. Actively involved in the Federation Alliance for Better Care (ABC) who will be commissioned to provide the care.

Dr McGilligan is a regular columnist for The Healthcare Leader magazine and Editorial Board member. He previously chaired the Editorial Board of the Commissioning Review and sits on the Editorial Board of Guidelines in Practice and sits on multiple Advisory Boards for the NHS and the Pharmaceutical Industry and speaks at multiple conferences.

Dr McGilligan is former chairman of East Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group which has been authorised as an NHS organisation to commission healthcare from 1 April 2013.  He is motivated by a strong desire to improve the care of local residents and to realise his long held vision for high quality patient services which deliver the right health care, at the right time, by the right healthcare professional and in the right environment.  In the process, he aspires to bring back pride in the medical profession and the NHS.