Thilan is the NATH board member for Mid-Nottinghamshire and has been in General Practice since 2008. He is a GP Partner at Abbey Medical Group and has previously been a GP Partner at Lombard Medical Centre, Newark and Sherwood Medical Partnership in Mansfield.
In October 2012, Thilan became the Primary Care Cancer Lead for the CCG, and in September 2013 became a Macmillan GP in Service Redesign and Development of Cancer Pathways.
In March 2016 he went on to become the Chair of Nottinghamshire Strategic Cancer Advisory Group. In early 2015 Thilan became a Governing Body member of the NHS Newark & Sherwood CCG and in October 2016, and was appointed as the Clinical Chair.
Thilan is also the Mid-Notts GP representative of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS Board, ICS Clinical Reference Group, ICS Population Health Management Coordination Group and Cross Nottinghamshire Clinicians for IT Group, and in April 2020 was appointed as the Clinical Lead for Mid Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership.
Thilan’s journey started in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where he received an Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery degree with Honours (MBBS) back in 2002 before moving to the UK in same year. He completed his GP training at Nottingham in 2008. During this time he completed a Diplomate of Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (DFSRH) and Diplomate of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRCOG) before doing his Postgraduate in Medical Education at De Montfort University some 4 years later.
More recently, Thilan was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners.