Dr Joanna Bircher

GP Partner and Clinical Director of the Greater Manchester GP Excellence Programme, Lockside Medical Center and Greater Manchester Primary Care Board delivery team

Joanna Bircher is a GP in Greater Manchester. She is Clinical Director of Greater Manchester GP Excellence Programme, Clinical lead for Quality Improvement at Greater Manchester ICB: Tameside locality, a Generation Q Fellow of the Health Foundation and RCGP Clinical Adviser. She has a Masters degree in Leadership for Quality Improvement from Ashridge Business School and is co-author of the RCGP Guide to Quality Improvement. Her particular interest is in making established QI methodology relevant and accessible for Primary Care and encouraging all who work within healthcare to develop their leadership skills. In 2020 she co-authored ‘The Leadership Hike: Shaping Primary Care Together’ published by CRC Press.