Dr Kieran Murphy

Medical Director for System Improvement and Professional Standards

NHS England and NHS Improvement

Kieran Murphy was initially the Medical Director of Cheshire Warrington and Wirral NHSE Area Team on the formation of the organisation. He has expanded his role through several reorganisations and is now the Medical Director for System Improvement and Professional Standards for the North West Region. He is the responsible officer to more than 6000 GPs.

In 1983 Kieran qualified as a doctor and spent 25 years as a General Practitioner in Merseyside. For the 15 years prior to his NHSE role he has been involved increasingly with health service management. He has been a PCT board member for many years through several reorganisation. Kieran is also a mental health act approved doctor.

As the Clinical Lead at the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership, Kieran is responsible for sharing knowledge and experience from across the North West and bringing clinical advice and leadership to the Partnership.

Why are you passionate about health and care across Cheshire and Merseyside?

As a practicing GP in a deprived area for 25 years, I gained an understanding of the huge impact on people’s lives of the wider determinants of health. Improving health requires concerted actions from everyone involved in the system. The partnership is an exciting opportunity to improve the health of our communities.

What do you do to improve your health and mental wellbeing on a day-to-day basis?

I have recently started going on regular walks and I am feeling the benefits. I also attend weekly circuit training classes and I enjoy playing golf and gardening.

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