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contacted through his PA,

Mrs Julia Mansergh:

Telephone: 07966 105513

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Contact with the Under Sheriff:

Kevin Smyth

11 South Street, Ditchling,

East Sussex, BN6 8UQ

Telephone: (01273) 841042 or 07711031524

The Current High Sheriff — Dr Tim Fooks

The High Sheriff of West Sussex for 2020-21 is Dr Tim Fooks FRCGP.

Dr Fooks has been a GP for Pulborough and the surrounding villages since 1992.  He retired from Pulborough Medical Group in April 2020 but has returned to work in Urgent Care clinics during the Covid-19 crisis.

For 20 years he also held a number of strategic roles for the local NHS in West Sussex with a particular interest in the healthcare of children and young people.  He has lectured extensively on the early detection of sepsis in children.  In 2017 he was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners and his practice was rated Outstanding by the CQC.

Outside of medicine, Dr Fooks is married to Sarah with whom they have three adult children.  Dr Fooks is an Assistant to the Court of the Leathersellers' Livery Company and he supports a number of local charities.  He is a keen yachtsman, sailing out of Chichester Harbour and plays the cello in a local orchestra.

Dr Fooks is honoured to have been asked to serve as High Sheriff for West Sussex and he will be using the theme "Safeguarding the Vulnerable" as a means of providing an additional focus to his role.

The High Sheriff of West Sussex, Dr Tim Fooks