Dr Zak McMurray
Zak was raised in Sheffield after moving here with his family in 1975. He was educated at Silverdale and High Storrs schools, staying on in Sheffield to study medicine at Sheffield University. After qualifying in 1988 and completing the Sheffield GP vocational training scheme, Zak became a partner at Woodhouse Medical Centre and remained there for over 20 years.
He was elected to the South East Sheffield Primary Care Group in 1999 as a Board member and acted as mental health and commissioning lead before taking over as PEC Chair. During that time he is most proud of leading the development of practice based counselling services for the South East of the city, rolling out across the whole city some years later. Zak became joint PEC Chair, on the creation of the Sheffield Primary Care Trust, moving to Joint Clinical Director within Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group. He left his practice in June 2014 to take up his current substantive post as Medical Director.
Zak is a member of the Quality Assurance Committee, the Primary Care Commissioning Committee and the Sheffield Health and Wellbeing Board, as well as sitting on the CCG Governing Body and being an active member of the organisation’s executive team. He will always be passionate about the NHS, preserving and championing its founding principles, to deliver the best possible care for the people of his adopted city.
Zak joined The Talbot Trusts as Trustee in September 2012.