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About Dr John Bibby

John was a GP in Shipley for 31 years, finishing his clinical practice 5 years ago.  He has long history of undergraduate and postgraduate education, having been a VTS trainer and past VTS course organiser, and also GP Tutor for Bradford and more recently Bradford Districts CCG Educational Lead. He is a Fellow of the RCGP. John also has experience of coaching and is MBTI, Firo-B and NLP trained.


John developed the first Ophthalmic Community triage service in the country, and his practice was the first in the patch to obtain the RCGP Quality Practice Award twice.


He has led Quality Improvement work across the country, initially as Clinical Lead for the Improvement Foundation, where he led the Leadership for Quality improvement programme over 5 years, training 500 GPs and practice managers. More recently he has been working with the Improvement Academy where he has developed the online Bronze Training, the face to face Silver training and the Train the Trainer “Gold” training and leads the regional Quality Improvement Trainers Network.


John is also one of the appraisal leads for NHS England and NHS Improvement – (NE and Yorkshire), having been involved nationally with appraisal from its inception.


He has co designed the West Yorkshire GP Mentoring service which YORLMC is piloting as well as the Having Better Conversations programme as part of the regional wellbeing/resilience work.


John therefore brings with him many years’ experience of GP education, service change, quality improvement and passion for general practice, including a desire to champion general practice as a career.



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February 2022

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