John Byrne's Profie

Born in Dublin, Dr Byrne graduated in medicine from University College Dublin in 1994 before serving for six years as a doctor in the Royal Army Medical Corps, where he completed his training in general practice.

In 2002 he became a partner at a GP surgery in Hampshire and in 2008 was appointed locality medical director for Hampshire Community Healthcare.

Three years later Dr Byrne became Clinical Director for Integrated Care at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and then Clinical Director and Accountable Officer for the Southampton and West Hampshire Division in 2012.

In 2014, he became General Practice Regional Adviser for the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) Birmingham-based Primary Medical Services team, also working part-time with NHS Elect advising NHS trusts on clinical strategy.

Dr Byrne completed a Master’s degree in Quality Improvement at Ashridge Business School in 2014 and is a Health Foundation GenQ leadership fellow.