Dr Sam Everington
Chair of the CCG
Professor Sir Sam Everington has been a GP in Tower Hamlets since 1989. He is chair of Tower Hamlet's CCG and a Board member of NHS Clinical Commissioners. He is part of the Bromley By Bow GP partnership, with over 100 projects under its roof supporting the wider determinants of health. He is governor of a local primary school and was one of the founders of THEDOC – the Tower Hamlets GP Out of Hours Service.
Sam is a qualified Barrister, a member of the British Medical Association (BMA) Council and Vice President of the BMA. In 1999 he received an OBE for services to inner city primary care, in 2006 the International Award of Excellence in Health Care and in 2015 a knighthood for services to primary care. He has published a number of papers with Professor Aneez Esmail on discrimination in the NHS.
He is a director of Community Health Partnerships (NHS Lift). He is also a Trustee of the Kings Fund, Fellow and Honorary Professor of Queen Mary University of London and Vice President of the Queen's Nursing Institute.
He has previously been a member of GMC Council, Cabinet appointed Ambassador for Social Enterprise and Acting Chair of the BMA. He is a trained woodcarver, welder and day skipper and he also speaks Norwegian.