Wendy Craven
Clinical Lead


Wendy Craven is the clinical lead for ophthalmology, dermatology and weight management at the CCG. She qualified as an optometrist from The University of Manchester in 2001. After working in both the community and hospital sector, Wendy established her own independent optometric practice in Rochdale in 2007. Wendy has special interests in paediatric eye care and in developing extended primary care services. She is a member of the Greater Manchester General Ophthalmic Services sight test uptake working group and the Greater Manchester Primary Care Provide Board. Wendy was previously Chair of Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale & Bury Local Optical Committee, and is now Vice Chair of Greater Manchester East Local Optical Committee.
Dr. Liane Harris
Clinical Lead


Dr. Liane Harris is the Clinical Lead for Cancer and a local GP. Liane has been a longstanding GP at Birches Medical Centre and is also a Macmillan Cancer GP. Her interests are in the living with and beyond cancer project and she clinically led a collaboration between Bury CCG, Bury Cancer Support Centre, Macmillan and a host of other local organisations to launch of a new service for people affected by cancer in Bury. The Bury Multi-agency Cancer Service is set up to offer a range of free and confidential support and advice on non-clinical needs to those affected by cancer.
Fin McCaul
Clinical Lead


Fin McCaul is the Clinical Lead for Long Term Conditions and is a qualified pharmacist. Fin has for over 30 years’ experience in pharmacy – he has worked locally as a pharmacist in Prestwich throughout this period and part of it in Liverpool. Fin is a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. He also has a regular segment on BBC Radio Manchester’s drive time show where he discusses topical health issues.
Nigget Saleem
Clinical Lead


Nigget Saleem is the Clinical Lead for Social Prescribing, Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia, Medicines Optimisation and Learning Disabilities. She also makes practice visits on behalf of the CCG and supports our GP Practices by assisting them to meet local and national targets and cost-effective prescribing. She qualified as a pharmacist from The University of Manchester in 1998 and qualified as an Independent Prescriber from the University of Bolton in 2010. Since qualifying as a pharmacist, Nigget has worked in a range of settings including care homes, general practice and in the community. She has an active interest in learning disabilities and is passionate about equality and values diversity. As a carer, Nigget is committed to improving care for this vulnerable group. She is currently working as a Pharmacist Lead for NHS England’s work for stopping the over medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both (STOMP) and is also a Champion for the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review programme.
Dr. Richard Deacon
Clinical Lead


Dr. Richard Deacon is a Clinical Lead at the CCG in End of Life/Palliative Care. He is also a Clinical Lead at the Local Care Organisation (LCO) for Integrated Neighbourhood Teams. He has been a GP at St. Gabriel's Medical Centre since 2014.
Dr. Sanjay Kotegaonkar
Clinical Lead


Dr. Sanjay Kotegaonkar is a Clinical Lead Information Management and Technology. He qualified as a doctor from The University in Manchester in 2001, has practiced as a GP in Bury since 2008 and has a special interest in mental health.

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Maxine Lomax
Clinical Lead


Maxine is the clinical lead responsible for the effective use of resources and mental health. She qualified as a Mental Health Nurse in 1989, having completed her training in Fife, Scotland, and went on to train as a health visitor (Specialist Nurse for Public Health) in 1998. She came to work in Bury as a health visitor in April 2000 and stayed in various roles until retiring in July 2020. The last 12 years were spent leading safeguarding across the health economy in Bury and working extensively in Greater Manchester with health colleagues . Maxine has worked, for many years, collaboratively with Local Authority colleagues, specifically as part of the Bury Partnership arrangements for safeguarding. She has specific interests in the health and well being of children, mental health and safeguarding and has also completed a Masters in Comparative Safeguarding from Salford University.
Dr Simon Minkoff
Clinical Lead


Dr. Simon Minkoff is clinical lead for urology and community diagnostics. He graduated from Manchester University in 1998 and trained in Anaesthesia and later General Practice. He has been a partner in London and Manchester as well as in inclusion healthcare (homelessness and substance misuse). He has a broad portfolio career that includes clinical and judicial work, education, assessment, and is Chair of both Manchester LMC and the BMA’s Medico Legal Committee.