Dr Ian Wiles is currently the director of operations for Virgin Care.
Ian qualified in medicine from the University of Oxford in 1984. Ian worked as a principal in general practice in Bath for 20 years before joining Assura Group full time in October 2007.
Ian was the original medical advisor to what became Assura Group starting in 2003, he was instrumental in developing the concept of integrated pharmacy which later became Assura Pharmacy, in 2005 he was part of a small team that developed the model of partnership with GPs to form what was later to become Virgin Care.
Prior to joining Assura Ian was the managing partner of the largest GP practice in Bath. The practice was a leader in drug formulary implementation, had a large integrated extended primary care team and was involved in primary care research.
Ian identified the resources and engaged the relevant clinicians to produce a fully integrated 10 person strong complimentary medicine team that worked within the practice. Ian has acupuncture and homeopathy qualifications.
In the wider community Ian was one of the founder members of a city-wide out of hours service, involving all the local practices to deliver coordinated care to the population. Ian was also the prescribing lead for the local PCT.