About CBC Health
CBC Health is a not-for-profit provider of community and primary care in the North-East of England. All surplus is reinvested into local primary care services.
Established in 2006 as a member organisation CBC Health supports federated General Practice in Gateshead developing innovative solutions to support resilient General Practice.
Our organisational divisions are structured to include urgent and unscheduled primary care, clinical and non-clinical locum cover, medicines optimisation and pharmacy services, practice management and at-scale general practice.
Meet The Team
Dr Jerry Warwick
Dr Jerry Warwick qualified at Newcastle University in 1988. After qualifying Jerry completed his completed GP training in the North-East and after a period working in Australia, he became a GP principal in Low Fell, Gateshead. Jerry was instrumental in establishing GatDoc out-of-hours co-operative in 1994. Jerry lives locally with his wife and family and continues to work as a GP in and out-of-hours.
Liz Orr was appointed Interim Chief Executive in October 2019. Liz has worked mainly in local government and other service sector settings for most of her career, joining CBC in 2014. Liz has post- graduate qualifications in business & quality management and HR. Liz lives in South Tyneside, and spends most of her weekends swimming and walking in the Lake District.
Dr Bill Westwood
Dr Bill Westwood qualified at Aberdeen University, BSc (hons) in 1983; and MB, ChB in 1986. After qualifying Bill started work as a GP in Gateshead and after a period of time as a rural GP on the Isle of Skye he returned to work in Gateshead. He is a partner at Bewick Road Surgery. He is secretary of the Gateshead & South Tyneside Local Medical Committee and temporarily of Newcastle & North Tyneside LMC. He is also vice-chair of the NE regional LMC and an executive member of the BMA NE Regional Council. Bill is one of the founding Directors of CBC and has a special interest in primary care IT.
Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs)
CBC Health Ltd carries out Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) in line with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) guidance, for any new or changes in current data processing activities that are considered to be a high risk to individuals. High risk processing includes large scale processing of special category data, and this concerns data about your health. Carrying out a DPIA is a requirement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force on 25 May 2018. The process involves a risk assessment and the recording of mitigating controls in place to protect the data that is being processed. DPIAs are kept under review and updated to reflect any changes that occur, to ensure any newly emerging risks are identified and controlled.