About Us

In a time of change Health and Social Care across Greater Manchester is coming together to provide more efficient, cost effective healthcare and to encourage and engage the public in managing their own care where possible. GP practices across the borough who have historically worked independently have come together to work in a federated model to improve healthcare across the borough. Retaining their own identity and autonomy GP practices will work together and support community and hospital services including the public and voluntary sector to ensure healthcare is coordinated for the residents of the borough.

Rochdale Health Alliance was established in 2016 by GP practices from across the Rochdale Borough to streamline the way in which services are delivered. Each of the 3 area’s of the borough elected GP’s to represent their locality and become directors on the board. The board is supported by a management team who ensure the day to day functioning of the organisation.

The Board consist of :

Dr Mohammed Jiva MBE ( Chair )

Dr Mohammed Jiva MBE, Chair - GP at Peterloo Medical Centre Middleton and Chief Executive for Rochdale & Bury Local Medical Committee. Married with 2 children enjoys movies (especially Marvel/DC), eating out and travel. Passionate in ensuring that with the current NHS challenges the residents of the borough receive the best healthcare service possible staying within the resources available.

Dr Michael Taylor ( Vice Chair)

I have very recently retired from practice after 45 very enjoyable years as a GP but still enjoy contributing by helping to facilitate important changes in the NHS. Outside work my interests are family, friends, and Rugby League (Leigh and Rochdale).

Dr Zahir Mohammed ( Treasurer)

Zahir Mohammed-GP at Hopwood Medical Centre Heywood and Medical Director of the GP Out Of Hours Service (Bardoc). Married with 3 children and an avid Liverpool FC fan. I want to ensure that our residents get the best possible healthcare and outcomes.

Dr Venkatesh Mallya

I am a GP at Littleborough Group Practice and IT Clinical Lead for HMR CCG. I am GP trainer and passionate about teaching and training and also promoting General Practice. My hobbies include playing Badminton and running.

Dr Steve Doyle

Dr Steve Doyle has been a GP since 1988. He works at Ashworth Street Surgery where he is also a GP trainer. He is married with two grown up sons, one of whom is a junior doctor. His enjoys walking his two rescue dogs and cooking. He is keen to ensure that general practice remains family focused and continues to allow to maintain the relationship they have built with their GP.

Dr Beth Schofield

Beth Schofield GP at Castleton Health Centre where I am particularly interested in managing patients with mental health problems and in the care of patients in nursing homes. I am also training in Hypnotherapy

Dr Fred Thomason

Dr Fred Thomason has been a GP for 37 years in Middleton Junction Surgery. He is Interested in whole person medicine, physical, mental and spiritual.

Dr Richard Darling

I am a GP at The Dawes Family Practice in Rochdale and have an interest in medicines optimisation. I am married with three children and enjoy spending time with family and friends. In my spare time I enjoy walking and am a keen follower of Leeds United.

The Management Team

Ms A Clegg

Mrs J Taylor

Ms H Wylde

A list of our members

Rochdale Health Alliance is a Company Limited by Guarantee

Company Number 10487394