24 February 2015, National

CHP Board Member receives Knighthood

Dr Sam Everington OBE, Community Health Partnerships’ (CHP) Non-Executive Director today received his Knighthood for his services to Primary Care, following the announcement in the 2015 New Year’s Honours list.

Sir Sam, who has worked as a GP in Tower Hamlets for over 20 years, joined CHPs’ Board in 2002.

He pioneered the Bromley-By-Bow medical centre, which serves as a model nationally and internationally for healthy living centres and through his work has forged solutions to some of the most pressing problems facing the NHS.

Sir Sam is also Chair of NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group and a NHS Clinical Commissioners Board Member.

Supporting implementation of new care models

In January 2015 he was appointed by NHS England, Monitor and TDA to support the implementation of the new care models identified in the NHS Five Year Forward View. 

In 1999 Sir Sam received an OBE for services to inner city primary care and in 2006 the International Award of Excellence in Health Care.

Valuable experience

Fellow GP and CHP Non-Executive Director, Dr Roy Macgregor, commented: “I’m delighted that Sam’s important work has been recognised in such a fitting manner.

"It is invaluable to have the experience of GPs and Clinicians on the Board of a Company such as CHP. We are lucky to have four Board members with a clinical background, ensuring that the concerns of our core customer group are reflected in the way that the organisation develops and supports the NHS in improving services for patients.” 

Providing leadership and direction for CHP

John Bacon, Chair of CHP's Board commented: “It is a great pleasure to work alongside Sam, and with the other non-Executive Directors, to provide the company with the leadership and strategic direction to ensure that it is best placed to support commissioners in shaping the future delivery of integrated primary health services, social and community care.”