Simon Hibberd was a GP in Norfolk for almost 30 years. During that time he championed collaborative working across health and social services, integrating his North Elmham GP practice team with the local acute trust and agencies.
In 2004, before they became widespread, Simon set up patient representation groups at his practice’s surgeries. In 2009, he set up Breckland Care at Home, a community interest company, to bridge the gap with primary care and support vulnerable local people. He remains a director. His GP practice leadership was recognised twice by the Royal College of General Practice with a Quality Practice Award (the highest possible accolade) in 2004 and 2012.
Simon has participated widely in NHS bodies involved in primary care commissioning, and until 2017 was Chair of Members of South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group, comprising representatives of the 24 local practices.
Why did Simon apply to join the board?
I like being part of an organisation of committed, enthusiastic people, but most of all I like seeing how much getting a new home transforms people lives. The genuine good feeling is difficult to over-emphasise. I am part of something worthwhile.