Dr Claire Fuller

Primary Care Medical Director, NHS England

Dr Claire Fuller, a practising GP, is the Primary Care Medical Director for NHS England. She was previously the CEO for Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System, having had system leadership roles within Surrey for a decade with a focus on the wider determinants of health, population health management and a drive to make sure it is as easy as possible to deliver and to receive good quality care. In November 2021 Claire was invited by NHS England Chief Executive Amanda Pritchard to lead a national piece of work looking at primary care within integrated care systems to identify what was working well and why. The output became known as the Fuller Stocktake and was co-signed by all 42 ICS Chief Executives who committed to the recommendations. Next steps for integrating primary care: Fuller stocktake report was published in May 2022.

As the Primary Care Medical Director for NHS England Claire’s priorities are improving GP retention, improving the primary/secondary care interface and improving the awareness of patient safety issues within primary care.

Claire has been a practising GP since 1985, spending most of her career in Surrey, with a spell in Northumberland, where she worked in a single-handed rural practice.

Claire has also been appointed as Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Health and Medical Science at Surrey University.