Dr Peter Cannon has been a GP Principal at Bridge Street Medical Practice in Loughborough for over 20 years. This was preceded by a successful career in hospital surgery which still affords him a useful insight into secondary care. He has a longstanding involvement in GP commissioning and local health politics, leading to his election as North Charnwood Locality Lead on the West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group Board in November 2011. Peter’s main portfolios are mental health, substance misuse (drugs and alcohol) and equality and diversity with a particular interest in homelessness. He is also the Clinical Lead for Social Prescribing.