1.0 C.V. One Norbiton Officers – Chair: Mike D’Souza

Dr Michael D’Souza MD FRCGP FFPHM Dip Clinical Immunology Dip Clinical Dermatology SMMGP Pt 1 FRSA

Non-resident Invited committee member

Dr Michael D’Souza qualified at Guy’s and practiced as a GP in Kingston-upon-Thames with Dr Boxer & Partners from 1975 to 2011. He had specialist training in Allergy, Epidemiology and Community Medicine and has done research in Asthma and Substance abuse and on the value of Health Check-ups. He is now Chairman of TORCHE CC Ltd, a not-for-profit company and runs CareCreds, a self-help addiction service.

• In the 1980s he spent over five years as a District Health Authority member

• In 1992 he was the co-founder and originating Chairman of the Kingston & Richmond Multifund – a consortium of 165 fundholding GPs caring for over a third of a million patients. (This was the originating model for our modern CCGs {Clinical Commissioning Groups})

• Between 1990 and 1992 he was Medical Journalist on the Sunday People, Today and Daily Mirror

• Since 1996 he has been a member of A.C.R.A. the NHS Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation advising to the Secretary of State on how to fairly distribute all NHS funding.

• Between 1978 and 2005 he was GP Tutor for Kingston. He is married to a local GP and has three children and five grandchildren.