ICP Committees – Belfast
There are four Integrated Care Partnership Committees which cover Belfast:
Chair: Dr Dermot Maguire
Dr Dermot Maguire is Chairperson and GP Lead of the North Belfast ICP.
Dr Maguire is from Belfast and has been a GP in North Belfast for 17 years. He trained at Queen’s University Belfast and the Mater Hospital, and is experienced in GP appraisal and GP post graduate training. His notable area of specific expertise and interest is in pre-hospital emergency care.
|GP Lead||Dr Dermot Maguire|
|Pharmacist Lead||Tara Challener|
|Elected GP Representative||Dr Carla Devlin|
|Elected Pharmacist Representative||Vacant|
|NI Ambulance Service Representative||David McCrory|
|Local Council Representatives||David Cuthbert (Belfast City Council)|
|Voluntary and Community Sector Representatives||Julie Jamieson (New Lodge Duncairn Community Health Partnership)
Anna Lyons (Versus Arthritis)
|Service User and Carer Representatives||Patricia Campbell (Carer)
Vacant (Service user)
Chair: Dr Martin Cunningham
Dr Martin Cunningham is Chairperson and GP Lead of South Belfast ICP. He qualified in Medicine from Queen’s University Belfast in 1985 and started General Practice in 1990. A member of the Royal College of GPs (MRCGP) from 1991, he spent 9 years as a GP partner in Kilkeel, Co Down before returning to Belfast in 2003 as a partner at University Health Centre at Queen’s. He was a member of Belfast Local Commissioning Group from 2013-2017.
A Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Ireland and a member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine UK, Dr Cunningham runs an orthopaedic triage session once a week for Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. He is an Associate Member of the Faculty of Travel Medicine and runs a travel medicine clinic within the practice.
Dr Cunningham is a strong advocate for student health and has contributed to a Royal College of Psychiatrists review of Student Mental Health in 2011. He is a member of the Eastern Local Medical Committee and the Northern Ireland General Practitioner’s Committee (NIGPC) and sits on the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland as NIGPC representative. He is also a Board member for the Federation of Family Practices for South Belfast.
|GP Lead||Dr Martin Cunningham|
|Pharmacist Lead||Joanne Corrigan|
|Elected GP Representative||Dr Ursula Brennan|
|Elected Pharmacist Representative||Anne-Marie McGrath|
|NI Ambulance Service Representative||Robert McConnell|
|Local Council Representatives||Andrew Steenson (Belfast City Council)|
|Voluntary and Community Sector Representatives||Karen McCammon (British Heart Foundation)
Catherine Downey (Forward South Partnership)
|Service User and Carer Representatives||Roberta McCullough (Service user)|
Chair: Dr Alan Stout
Dr Alan Stout is Chairperson and GP Lead of the East Belfast ICP.
He has been a GP principal in a practice in East Belfast for 12 years and is actively involved in the local GP out of hours.
Dr Stout is an active member of the British Medical Association, and is currently deputy chair of the Northern Ireland General Practice Committee.
Over the years he has been involved in various aspects of service development and innovation through roles with the Belfast Local Commissioning Group, Primary Care Partnerships and now the East Belfast ICP.
|GP Lead||Dr Alan Stout|
|Pharmacist Lead||John Kelly|
|Elected GP Representative||Vacancy|
|Elected Pharmacist Representative||David Groves|
|NI Ambulance Service Representative||Robert McConnell|
|Local Council Representatives||Catharine McWhirter (Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council)
Elma Greer (Belfast City Council)
|Voluntary and Community Sector Representatives||Davina Mullin (East Belfast Community Development Agency)
Jackie Kelly (Leonard Cheshire)
|Service User and Carer Representatives||Pauline Whittley (Carer)|
Chair: Dr Grainne Bonnar
Dr Grainne Bonnar is Chairperson and GP lead of the West Belfast ICP. She has been a partner in a West Belfast GP Practice for 18 years and is a former member of the Belfast Local Commissioning Group (2007-2013).Dr Bonnar developed and lectured on the clinical skills programme of the first nurse practitioner programme in Northern Ireland, set up by the Royal College of Nursing in partnership with the University of Manchester from 1995-1997. She was Programme Director on the General Practice Speciality Training Programme, Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency (1997-2006); Associate Director of postgraduate general practice education (2006-2007); and Deputy Director of postgraduate general practice education (2009-2012).
Since 2012, Dr Bonnar has focused on service development work and was previously clinical lead of the West Belfast Primary Care Partnership, which developed an innovative common mental health problems referral hub, working with GPs, statutory and community and voluntary sector providers.
In 2012, Dr Bonnar was awarded Fellowship of Royal College of General Practitioners (FRCGP). She also holds a Masters in Medical Education (MMedSci).
|GP Lead||Dr Grainne Bonnar|
|Pharmacist Lead||Peter Wright|
|Elected GP Representative||Dr Anthony Cox|
|Elected Pharmacist Representative||Joe Magee|
||Dr Ivan Wiggam|
|NI Ambulance Service Representative||Phil Lockhart|
|Local Council Representatives||Jim Morgan (Belfast City Council)|
|Voluntary and Community Sector Representatives||Fidelma Carter (Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke)
Terry Quinn (West Belfast Partnership Board)
|Service User and Carer Representatives||George Magennis (Carer representative)
Susan McMahon Jess (Service user)
Business and clinical support for the above committees is provided by:
- Linda Doherty- Business Manager
- Jennifer Taylor – Project Support Manager
- Jennifer Murphy – Programme Support Assistant
Strategic Planning and Performance Group
12-22 Linenhall Street
Tel: 028 9536 3044