Vijay undertook his medical training in Karnataka, India qualifying in 1993 and became a GP in 2000. He completed his VTS (vocational training scheme for GPs) training in the West of Scotland and worked as a partner in Paisley before moving to Birchwood Medical Practice in Horley in December 2003. Vijay is the Senior Partner at Birchwood and is also a GP trainer.
Vijay has played an active role in commissioning healthcare in East Surrey since Practice Based Commissioning came to existence. He has been particularly interested in education initiatives both for patients and clinicians. He is also keen to support GP practice development. He is a clinical leader with a passion for improving the care of patients with long term conditions.
Vijay led on the Transforming Care programme for COPD and Asthma as part of his role as Respiratory Lead for East Surrey. He was also the joint lead for Community Services and more recently has been working on redesigning services for the proactive care of people with long-term conditions.
Vijay was a clinical lead for out-of-hours provision in West Sussex and an educational lead for Harmoni HS Limited, provider of out-of-hours (OOH) services and later worked with IC24 ltd OOH services as an Associate Medical Director.
As a Clinical Director, he led on long term conditions, safeguarding adults, end of life care and co-chaired the Practices Commissioning Committee (a committee of 18 membership practices).
He has been the Clinical Chair of East Surrey CCG since April 2015.