Chair, Shropshire Doctors Cooperative

Shropshire Doctors Cooperative are seeking to appoint an independent Chair to support the Board following a thorough governance review.

Shropshire Doctors Cooperative (Shropdoc) is a clinically led, not for profit, provider of Urgent Primary Care services. Established in 1996, we were rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Clinical Quality Commission in 2017.

Our workforce of 200 GP members and 180 clinical and administrative support staff has a strong track record of innovation in both service design and multidisciplinary workforce development and collaborates with many organisations both locally and nationally in pursuit of excellent Patient care.

Following a thorough Governance review we determined that the Board would be further supported by an independent Chair and are now seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates.

The successful applicant will be a senior individual with proven strategic leadership and governance skills. Specific health knowledge and experience is desirable but not essential – the critical objective is to establish an effective, capable Chair going forward. The NHS is experiencing serious financial and workforce challenges and we require expert support to maintain quality, exploit opportunities and manage risk.

The post is for 3 half day sessions per month, covering monthly Board meetings and regular contact with the Managing Director, staff teams and managers.

For further information and a job description, please contact Lynda Russell, HR Recruitment or phone 01743 454900.

For an informal visit or discussion to better understand our organisation, please contact Dr Russell Muirhead or phone Alison Wragg, PA on 01743 454900.


Please forward your up to date CV and covering letter to

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve.

We particularly welcome applications from women, people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who we know are under-represented in chair and non-executive roles.

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Code of Governance to ensure that they are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed.

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