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New LCG chairs


Three new Chairs have been appointed to the Health and Social Care Board’s Local Commissioning Groups.

Dr Mark Timoney, chair of South Eastern LCG

Dr Mark Timoney

Dr Timoney, Director of Timoney Pharmacy in Lambeg, is a member of the Statutory Committee of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland.

From 2013 to 2019 he was Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for Northern Ireland at the Department of Health. Prior to joining the Department, he held the post of Director of Pharmaceutical Services for the Southern Health and Social Services Board, and before this he was the Chief Pharmacist at the Mater Hospital.

Recently the Holywood man was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday honours list for services to Pharmacy.

Cathal Mallaghan, chair of Northern LCG

Cathal Mallaghan

Business man Cathal Mallaghan has been a member of the Northern LCG since 2015, and is currently chair of Mid Ulster District Council.

He chaired the newly formed Regional Economic Strategy group “Mid South West” growth initiative which has secured £252M for innovation and capital projects in Mid Ulster, Fermanagh Omagh and Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Council areas.

He is involved in community development group Cavanakeeran Community Association in Pomeroy and sits on the Connecting Pomeroy £5M Peace 4 flagship project.  He is also a board member of the Irish Central Border Area Network (ICBAN) and Libraries NI.

Dr Gerry Millar, chair of Southern LCG

Dr Gerry Millar

A GP for 30 years, Dr Gerry Millar has a special interest in cancer and palliative care.

A former NI GP of the Year, he was also awarded an MBE for services to Healthcare and Palliative Care. He is Macmillan GP Advisor for NI and was only the 6th person in the UK to be awarded their top honour, a Macmillan Fellowship.

He is also a researcher in Egyptology and lectures on Ancient Egyptian Medicine. A member of the Takabuti team investigating the Ulster Museum mummy, he has been appointed a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Archaeology at Queen’s University.

He volunteers as Vice-Chair of the NI Hospice and the NI Children’s Hospice to help ensure they can continue to provide outstanding care to adults and children with terminal illness in Northern Ireland.