James Kingsland is Senior Partner in a nationally renowned, award winning General Practice in the North West of England. He has a wealth of experience in primary care, medical education and medical politics. James is President of the National Association of Primary Care in the United Kingdom, having previously served as Chairman from 2004-08. He is the co-author and national clinical lead of the new care model for the National Health Service, the Primary Care Home—possibly the largest reform program for primary care provision in a generation.
James served as a senior GP advisor at the English Department of Health between 1999 – 2002 and 2009 – 2013 and was the National Clinical Lead for its implementation programmes for Clinical Commissioning. He has also held advisory positions with NICE, CQC and NHS Improvement. He is a Non-Executive Director of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Teaching Hospitals and immediate past NED at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust where he was the Senior Independent Director.
James is immediate past Chairman of the largest independent community pharmacy chain with national coverage in England. He is also a founding director of Waring health Ltd, an international specialist medical consultancy firm. In his international roles, he is the primary care lead for the Faculty of Disaster Medicine for India and Nepal. In June 2018, he was appointed Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Central Lancashire.
James was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2012 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee New Year Honours List for services to Medicine and to Healthcare.