James Thomas

West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership

Dr James Thomas is our Integrated Care Board Medical Director. Originally from London, James moved to Yorkshire in 1995 to train as a GP and has most recently been the Clinical Chair for Bradford District and Craven’s Clinical Commissioning Group. He is also the Chair of the Partnership’s Clinical Forum and Co-Chair of our Improving Population Health Board.

With his support, the Clinical Forum has led on the development of an ethical standard clinical framework. James also implemented the Partnership’s Health Inequality Academy, which involved working together with partners to reduce health inequalities due to social and geographical barriers and addressing some of the preventable differences. This was recognised as an example of good practice nationally.
As a member of the integrated care board, alongside the director of nursing, James provides leadership to the clinical and professional directorate and across the Partnership.