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James Thallon

Group Board member James Thallon


Group Board Member

James Thallon is a GP on the Norfolk Broads following a parallel career as a senior NHS clinical leader. James began working in clinical commissioning and medical performance management in 2003, eventually becoming Medical Director for Kent, Surrey, and Sussex for NHS England with a final role in 2018/2019 as Acting Regional Medical Director for NHS England South East. 

As part of his GP role James is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia, teaching clinical skills to second year medical students. He also advises general practices in difficulty. James’s involvement with Sanctuary followed a long association with Crossways Community, a charity providing long-term therapeutic residential accommodation for people with significant mental health issues in Tunbridge Wells and for which he was the Chair of Trustees. James is Chair of the Sanctuary Care Limited Board, Chair of Sanctuary Care Property (1) Limited, and Chair of the Sanctuary Home Care Limited Committee of Management.