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GP members

Dr Barbara Rushton, Chair and GP representative

Dr Barbara Rushton

Dr Barbara Rushton has been a GP Partner at the Liphook and Liss Surgery for 24 years. She is a GP trainer, as well as having an interest in woman’s health and paediatrics. She’s been Involved in GP commissioning in East Hampshire, working to develop whole pathways that deliver care closer to home.

Barbara’s current focus is working with the public and stakeholder clinicians to get the best outcomes for patients and to develop an integrated pathway of care across hospital, community, social care and GP providers, for frail elderly patients and those with long term conditions like dementia so that they receive best care at the right time in the right place. This has involved looking at care organisations to identify strategies for managed care across boundaries. She is also the lead clinician for paediatrics for the five CCGs across Hampshire.


Dr Andrew Holden, GP representative

Dr Andrew Holden

Dr Andrew Holden has been a GP principal for 17 years at the Swan Surgery in Petersfield.  

He has particular experience in prescribing and performance issues having chaired the Local Prescribing Committee and initiated and completed many QOF reviews in practices since 2004.

Andrew was previously a King’s Fund Surveyor and Vice Chairman of Hampshire Local Medical Committee.

Dr Zaid Hirmiz, GP representative

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Dr Zaid Hirmiz has been a GP for more than five years and a  GP Partner at the Horndean Surgery since May 2015.

He has special interest in orthopaedics, minor surgery, dermatology and diabetes.

Zaid has worked in commissioning and pathway changes for more than 3 years in different area. He focuses on pathways changes that can deliver "the best care to the right patient at the right place and right time." He joined the CCG in August 2016.

Dr Alastair Bateman, GP representative

Dr Alistair Bateman

Dr Alastair Bateman has been a GP partner at Stakes Lodge Surgery, Waterlooville for past 18 years. He has interests in GP training and Cardiology working as a GP with Special Interest in the Community Cardiology Clinic in Petersfield and at St Richard's Chichester until last year.

Alastair has a long held interest in prescribing - aiming to promote the cost effective use of medications and help to encourage closer working between social care and primary and secondary health care to promote better care for patients both at home and in hospital. He is now a NICE MPC associate.


Dr Tim Goulder, GP representative

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Dr Goulder has been a full-time GP partner at Denmead Health Centre since 1980.

He worked for 25 years as a hospital practitioner in the Diabetes Centre at Queen Alexandra Hospital and in 2007 initiated and became the clinical lead for the South East Hampshire, Fareham and Gosport Community Diabetes Team, which won numerous national awards for its innovative design.

In the past, he has been a trainer of GP registrars and medical students.