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Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Chief Exec of Bolton GP Federation, Member of the Primary Care Federation Board, Bolton GP Federation

Michael has over 20 years’ experience in the NHS. Starting in mental health, Michael has been a primary care commissioner, managed Medicine in an acute hospital and worked independently for a number of years managing large scale change, developing sustainable services grown from clinical networks. As Bolton GP Federation’s first Chief Officer Michael has worked with the board to develop and establish primary care delivery at scale, rooted in local practices, delivered through PCNs and founded on partnership – with NHS trusts, council teams and, crucially, Bolton’s vibrant Voluntary sector, for whom he is a Trustee of the local infrastructure organisation.