Dr Praphulla Methukunta (Praful), GP Director

Praful has been a qualified GP for nearly 8 years and has worked at Briarwood Medical Centre in Preston since December 2010. He has also been actively involved in the Local Medical Committee in Preston for the last two years, which has allowed him to better understand the current pressures and challenges of general practice.

In his role as GP director, he leads the medicines management workstream aiming to promote the safe and effective use of medicines whilst maintaining clinical effectiveness and leadership for prescribing. He offers clinical support and advice on the development and implementation of medicines management and prescribing policies and guidelines, helping to raise and maintain the good standards already used in General Practice

In his spare time Praful enjoys playing various sports like cricket, badminton, table tennis and tennis.

Currently, Praful is offering clinical support and advice for mental health projects on behalf of both Chorley and South Ribble CCG and Greater Preston CCG.