South Reading Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed a new chair.

Ishak Nadeem, currently a GP board member at the CCG and the organisation’s lead for urgent care and communications, will take over the position in October.

Dr Nadeem has been a GP partner at a medical centre in the area for 14 years, and he has experience of working in both acute care and general practice in India, Saudi Arabia and the UK.

Current chair Elizabeth Johnston tweeted, indicating she will be stepping down to spend more time at her GP practice.