Dr Jen West

GP Board Member (V), Board

Dr Jen West has been a GP Principal at Newport Surgery in Newport, Uttlesford since 2001. She is one of 2 board members for Uttlesford.

She qualified in Dundee, Scotland in 1982 and completed vocational training for General Practice in Cambridge in 1999.

Her particular clinical interests are in End of Life / Palliative care and Musculoskeletal problems. As Palliative Care Lead for Uttlesford she has worked with teams across Uttlesford and West Essex to improve quality and continuity of care for this vulnerable group with a focus on the challenge of providing good out of hours care. She is currently Musculo-skeletal lead for West Essex CCG and is working with hospital and community teams to re-develop musculo-skeletal services with a focus on good, locally accessible services.

Jen also has an interest in GP well-being and after many years of running a local writing group has become a facilitator for the Writing Workshop for GPs and other health professionals held annually in Leiston, Suffolk. She is keen to help develop networks of GPs and others with a view to improving resilience in the profession.