Dr Ben Riley
Executive Managing Director for Primary and Community Services
Dr Ben Riley started his Board role in May 2020. His aim is to enable closer and better working across community, primary, social care, and third sector partners to improve services for patients and enhance the health of our local communities.
Ben was formerly Chief Clinical Officer and Chair at OxFed, a GP federation in Oxfordshire. He is also joint clinical director of the ‘Healthier Oxford City’ Primary Care Network (PCN), which comprises three city practices and OHFT’s Luther Street Medical Centre, caring for a diverse population of 42,000 patients in central and north Oxford, including the homeless population and significant numbers of students as well as a health-deprived older population.
As a part-time GP at Oxford’s busy 19 Beaumont Street Surgery, Ben has an interest in frailty and has been the lead doctor for a nursing and care home that includes patients with complex healthcare needs and dementia. He previously worked in Aylesbury and for seven years as a GP in Faringdon.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and has held leadership roles at national level. As the RCGP’s Medical Director of Curriculum and GP Education from 2012-19, Ben led the team that updated the national curriculum for GP training, which was rolled out into GP training programmes across the UK in August 2019. Before this he led the College’s
e-learning programme, co-authored several national strategy documents and has produced over 250 educational resources and publications for the NHS workforce. He was a Trustee of Lymphoma Action, a leading national charity for people with lymphatic cancer, from 2012-18