Dr Gavin Ralston - Chair

Gavin went to Birmingham Medical School and has lived in Birmingham since 1979. He has been a partner at Lordswood surgery in Harborne for 24 years where he helped redevelop the surgery and merge the practice with three other local surgeries to form the Lordswood Medical Group.

He developed an interest in commissioning after sitting on the South Birmingham Primary Care Trust professional executive committee for three years and together with a small number of colleagues helped to form Birmingham CrossCity CCG.

He believes in the value and benefits of using doctors and healthcare professional to help shape healthcare for the city and aims to ensure that services for all patients are more flexible, joined up and effective – the kind you would be pleased for your family and friends to use.