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About Chris Lyon
I have worked in the NHS since 1982, training as a nurse in Coventry. I spend 18 years working in a variety of nursing roles including Urology, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Intensive Care and A&E, 11 years as a Charge Nurse/Ward Manager. In 2000 I moved into NHS management running orthopaedic and ophthalmic outpatient services before moving to Community Hospitals for three years. A major achievement at this time was the building and commissioning of Phase 2 of Loughborough Hospital, replacing the Victorian-era Loughborough General Hospital which is now a cinema.
Since 2004 I have managed large secondary care services including diabetes, surgery, urology, head and neck and trauma and orthopaedics in Coventry, Leicester and Nottingham. After a life-changing illness in 2016, I changed direction and started working with the East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG commissioning services including urgent care. At this point, I got involved in Locality Management in Harborough and started chairing the Harborough Locality Integrated Leadership Team (LILT). This group has developed since October 2017 into a multi-agency meeting looking at the delivery of health and other care and how we can promote healthy lifestyles, reach out to communities and tackle loneliness and isolation working together. In 2020 I moved to manage two Primary Care Networks, one of which, Cross Counties Healthcare PCN covers the Harborough area. This role has brought me closer still to working with GPs, Social Prescribers, Pharmacists and other primary healthcare providers to deliver good services to our population.