Dr Gerry Murray - Chair

Gerry Murray






Gerry has been Chair of South Cumbria Primary Care Collaborative since April 2018; beforehand he acted as Chief Executive. Gerry has been a GP in Ulverston since 1985. As well as being a local GP Tutor, he is also an examiner for the Royal College of General Practitioners and a GP appraiser.

Gerry enjoys the great outdoors, loves living in the Lake District and cycling over the mountain passes when possible.


Dr Arun Thimmiah - Chief Executive

Arun Thimmiah

Dr Arun M Thimmiah is a GP in Abbey Road Surgery in Barrow-in-Furness. He has been in Cumbria since 2009 having trained locally to be a GP. His special interests are Minor Surgery and Joint Injections. Besides his role in the federation he is also the Morecambe Bay CCG Furness Locality Cancer Lead GP. When not at work he enjoys travelling, walks and being a ‘football dad’.


Dr Alison Johnston - Board Member


Alison Johnston

Alison has been a GP since 2001, initially working in Silloth in North Cumbria as a Partner then for 7 years in Settle, North Yorkshire as a retainer/ Salaried GP. She has been a partner in Ulverston now for 6 years and is also the Clinical lead for Ulverston, Dalton and Askam Integrated Care Community.

In her spare time Alison enjoys Thai boxing, running and watching rugby.

As a board member Alison will represent your views as grassroots GPs working on the frontline and representing your GP practices to get the best from the Federation for you and your patients.


Dr Phil Underwood

Phil Underwood

Phil is a GP and Trainer at the Lunesdale Surgery in Kirkby Lonsdale and he started working in the Morecambe Bay area as a junior doctor at Westmorland General Hospital in 2000.

In his spare time he enjoys caving and tinkering with electronics.


Dr David Waind - Board Member

David Waind


Dr Hugh Reeve - Board Member

 Hugh Reeve


 Dr Amy Lee - Board Member

Amy Lee


Dr Richard Walker


Marie Bowler - Business Manager

Marie Bowler NEW