Dr Deshpande has sat on the CCG's Governing Body since 2013, serving as the Chair between April 2013 and February 2020. Before becoming Chair of the Thurrock CCG, he has been board member of previous Thurrock NHS organisations related to primary care, holding various portfolios. He has also been Executive Board member of the South Essex PCT and chaired the South Essex Local Medical Committee for three years Dr Deshpande Has represented GP’s from the whole of Essex in the BMA GPC committee in London for 6 years. He has been instrumental in leading on primary care transformation and supported the bid to fund Thurrock’s four health hubs.
Dr Deshpande has been practising as a GP since 1991 in Thurrock and practises with a partner as a GP at Neera Medical Centre, Stanford-le-Hope. His ambition is to work with NHS England to develop services in the community nearer to the patients in the Thurrock.