Donald has been a GP for more than 30 years, working in Derbyshire, Cumbria, Tonga, New Zealand and Essex. For the past 10 years he has taken an increasing interest in healthcare management and was part of the Board of Mid Essex Primary Care Trust (PCT), then North Essex PCT Cluster.
Donald was elected as a GP Board member in April 2012 before being appointed as CCG Medical Director on 1 June 2014. For the past year he has been seconded to work in the Mid and South Essex Success Regime. Much of this has been liaising with the acute hospital group and providing commissioning input to plans for hospital reconfiguration culminating in an options appraisal prior to public consultation.
- Clinical Board member
- Member of Primary Care Forum