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Dr Colin Fitzpatrick

Dr Colin Fitzpatrick

Senior Advisor (Northern Ireland)

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Area covered:

Northern Ireland

Trusts covered:

All health and social care organisations in Ireland (including Northern, Western, Southern, Belfast and South Eastern Health and Social Care Trusts and the Ambulance Trust), Channel Islands, Gibraltar and Scotland.


Colin established the Practitioner Performance Advice service in Northern Ireland in 2005 and became the Senior Adviser in 2008. He is responsible for developing the service and leading the team there.

Colin has considerable experience of dealing with practitioner performance issues, having worked as a GP medical adviser in the Eastern Health and Social Services Board for 13 years. Since 2005 Colin has also managed a workforce of over 100 part-time and full-time GPs in the Down Lisburn Trust Out of Hours Services, and is now Clinical Director (Primary Care) in the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust. He also spent five years as Clinical Director of Prison Healthcare. He is a GP partner in Comber, a former member of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland, and a member of the Executive of the Royal College of General Practitioners in Northern Ireland. He is a mediator accredited by CEDR and ILM.

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