Dr Peter Scriven

MBChB (Sheffield 1999) MRCS MPhil MRCGP

Clinical Director Royal Primary Care

Works two clinical days per week rotating around a number of our major sites

I trained in medicine at the University of Sheffield, graduating in 1999. I initially trained as a Surgeon with an interest in upper gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disease and spent several years researching cancer biology developing novel techniques to analyse proteins that make cancers resistant to chemotherapy.

In 2011 I decided to pursue a different path and embarked on retraining to become a GP. I have worked as a GP in the Derbyshire and Yorkshire region for many years and joined RPC in 2017. I am happy to see any problems but my areas of interest are gastrointestinal disease and mens health. I have a very active interest in the use of digital tools to improve healthcare and am part of the team that built the not for profit RPC health app.

I believe that the use of data to identify and address health inequalities and social determined diseases is absolutely key to improving the health and wellbeing of the Chesterfield and Derbyshire populations. I was invited to be the Board Member for Health on the Staveley Town deal project and I’m delighted to be working collaboratively with a range of partner organisations on understanding the health challenges faced by our patients and how best to overcome them.

As Divisional Director I work alongside Mrs Jo Lacey the Managing Director of Royal Primary Care in the development of services across all our sites. Working alongside our dedicated and hardworking team of clinicians, nurses and administrative staff and supported by our Patient Participation Group (PPG), RPC has become CQC rated Good, a recognised training Practice and has one of the largest and most active research groups in Derbyshire.