Dr Lalitha Iyer

Medical Director, East Berkshire CCG

Dr Iyer has been working as a GP Partner at the Farnham Road Practice in Slough since 2007. She has a special interest in obstetricsĀ and gynaecology and is the Women’s Health lead for Slough CCG. She is also the GP lead for FGM in East Berkshire.

Initially qualifying as a gynaecologist, she worked in the gynaecology department at Wexham Park Hospital (Frimley Trust) for 10 years with a special interest in colposcopy and cervical screening programmes. Following this, she trained to be a general practitioner.

She has been the paediatric lead for Slough CCG and was involved in the paediatric asthma project to improve the health of children with asthma. She has led on various cancer related projects for Slough and was involved with Macmillan cancer in their project on promoting increased screening uptake in Slough.

Her passion for reducing health inequalities is reflected through her involvement in community health events with local charities in the population served, including ethnic minorities. She was involved in starting the first cancer support group for ethnic minorities in East Berkshire jointly with Macmillan and a local charity.

Working for many years in the NHS hospital environment and then within the community gives her a unique advantage in understanding the issues in both these settings and provides her with the ability to contribute to the improvement of patient care and health outcomes.

She has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.