We are delighted that our Chair, Professor Romesh Gupta OBE, has been appointed to the Board of the Bolton CCG. This is a 3 year appointment beginning from early 2015.

Professor Romesh Gupta

Professor Romesh Gupta

Speaking on his appointment Professor Gupta said,

“I am delighted to have this opportunity. I have accepted this challenging role and will work with the Board to reduce the health inequalities and improve the health and wellbeing of the residents of Bolton. I believe my new position provides me with an opportunity to develop close links between the CCG, the University of Bolton, local hospitals and the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing as well as to engage with other organisations with a similar agenda. This cooperation will help improve the health and wellbeing of the local community’.

Referring to Professor Gupta’s appointment, Dr Wirin Bhatiani, Chair of the Bolton CCG, said,

‘We are pleased to welcome Professor Romesh Gupta to the CCG family in Bolton. He will be our Secondary Care Specialist Board Member. Professor Gupta has a wealth of experience, both locally and nationally, which will enhance the CCG’s commissioning decisions’.

Prof Rob Campbell, Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of Bolton which is home-base for the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing, said,

 ‘The University is delighted to hear that the Director of its Centre for Research into Health and Wellbeing, Professor Romesh Gupta, has been appointed to the Board of Bolton’s Clinical Commissioning Group. This marks the growing influence and importance of the work of the Centre and is also in recognition of Professor Gupta’s extensive experience and expertise and the contribution that he can make to the work of the group’.