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Chairman, Dr Ed Ford

Dr Ed Ford is a GP at Minehead Medical Centre. He grew up in Taunton and qualified as a doctor from Barts and the London Hospital Medical College in 1999. He did most of his junior doctor training in Romford, Essex before moving to Southampton to train in Orthopaedics. It was at Southampton that his career changed direction as he missed the variety medicine has to offer so he trained to be a GP. He moved back to Somerset in 2006 to be closer to family and because it is one of the most spectacular Counties in the UK.

Since being back, he has become a volunteer doctor with SAVES (Somerset Accident Voluntary Emergency Service) and provides medical support to the ambulance service for many of the most serious cases they deal with.  He became involved in the CCG at its inception in 2013 and became Chair in 2017.  He is passionate about improving the quality of life experienced by the population of Somerset and involving the individual in decisions about their care and focusing on their priorities.

Ed and his family live in West Somerset with their three rescue dogs and are registered foster carers with Somerset County Council.