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Our governing body

Our governing body is chaired by Dr Tim Spicer.

Every GP practice has a vote and is responsible for electing its representatives onto the governing body. 

Our governing body has 10 local GPs representing our member practices, alongside patient representatives and colleagues from public health and our local authorities. They make decisions on behalf of the Council of Members (the group name for our member practices).

The CCG governing body is responsible for making the final decisions within the CCG and is accountable to NHS England and to our member practices, as well as to the public.

Our governing body meetings are held in public and the meeting papers are published on this site.

All governing body members and senior managers are required to declare any relevant and material interests, which are detailed in the register of interests. The CCG's constitution sets out the rules governing declarations of interest and the management of conflicts of interest.

  • Dr Tim SpicerChair

    Dr Tim Spicer


    Tim is a General Practitioner at the Richford Gate Medical Centre in Hammersmith and acts as the Chair of Hammersmith and Fulham Clinical Commissioning Group. Tim has contributed to a wide range of projects including the North West London Integrated Care Pilot and is Co-Chair of Continuity of Care, integrating Health and Social Care for local residents. Tim is also a Medical Director for the Shaping a Healthier Future programme.

  • Janet CreeManaging Director

    Janet Cree

    Managing Director

  • Dr Paul SkinnerGP member

    Dr Paul Skinner

    GP member

    Paul has been a Partner at Brook Green Surgery since 2007.  Paul was elected as a CCG Board member in August 2010, where he sits on the Finance and Performance committee and the Quality, Risk and Safety committee.  He previously was involved in the Practice-Based Commissioning process.  Paul currently works full time at the Brook Green Surgery whilst also carrying out his CCG responsibilities. 

  • Dr Tony WillisGP Member

    Dr Tony Willis

    GP Member

    Tony is a GP at Richford Gate Medical Practice, Shepherd's Bush with a significant interest and experience in diabetes care as well as other long term conditions. He has a well-developed interest in IT, user interfaces and in data visualisation, particularly where these apply to improving care of long-term conditions in healthcare. 

    He joined the CCG Board at Hammersmith and Fulham CCG in January 2013, and has become the Lead Clinician for IT, Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease. He is keen to see the CCG's strategy develop over the next few years resulting in improvements in care for long term conditions. He sits on the Information Management and Technology and Finance and Performance Committees.

    He is working closely with the other IT Lead Clinicians in North West London to develop and improve collaborative strategy across multiple CCGs with the aim of linking electronic healthcare records and improving patient care and experience.

  • Dr James CavanaghCo-Vice Chair

    Dr James Cavanagh

    Co-Vice Chair

    Born in Hammersmith June 8th 1971, Dr James Cavanagh was educated at Kings College, Wimbledon and then at St Mary's Medical School Paddington - Qualifying in 1994. 

    He initially worked in emergency medicine and trauma at Guy's Hospital and abroad in India and South Africa before he trained as GP at the Riverside Scheme 1999-2002. 
    Dr Cavanagh’s career has included being the medical director at Soho Centre for Health walk-in centre 2002 – 2008 as well as associate GP at the Chelsea Practice over the same period 
    James has a partner at Brook Green medical Centre June 2008 onwards

  • Vanessa AndreaeCo-Vice Chair

    Vanessa Andreae

    Co-Vice Chair

    Vanessa is a Practice Nurse at the Bush Doctors in Shepherds Bush. Vanessa leads on organisational development for the CCG, from procurement to delivery.  She regularly attends the quarterly Public Health meetings and acts as a liaison point between Public Health and the CCG. She also sits on the Governance and Quality and Patient Safety and Risk Committees. Vanessa previously sat on the Local Medical Committee as a nurse observer until her election to the CCG.

  • Trish LongdonLay member

    Trish Longdon

    Lay member

    Trish has held senior positions in the public and voluntary sectors board positions at District Audit and the Audit Commission. She has served as Deputy Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman investigating complaints about government and the NHS. Trish is Independent Complaint Monitor for the Criminal Records Bureau and a member of the Appointments Committee of the General Dental Council. Trish has undertaken value for money studies of the NHS and runs a complaint handling company. Trish joined Hammersmith and Fulham PCT Board in 2009 before becoming vice chair of the NHS North West London inner sub-cluster board in 2011.

  • Jane Wilmot OBELay member

    Jane Wilmot OBE

    Lay member

    Jane is deaf with 30 years’ experience of public and voluntary sector appointments. She worked as a solicitor and a librarian before retiring to bring up a family and has held senior positions at both national and local level. Her most recent involvement in health has been as a Local Involvement Networks (LINKs) representative on the NHS North West London Patient and Public Advisory Group and Travel Advisory Group as well as Central London Community Health Quality Stakeholder Reference Group.

    Jane is a board member of Hafad, a not for profit organisation run by disabled people for disabled people and their carers. She is also an active member of the Hammersmith and Fulham HealthWatch Local Committee. She lives in Hammersmith and Fulham.

  • Philip YoungLay member

    Philip Young

    Lay member

    Philip has a background as a chartered accountant and management consultant with 20 years senior experience within the financial services sector. Philip retired 14 years ago and now holds a range of Non-executive and trustee roles in the public and voluntary sector including Chair of a drug and alcohol Charity and a large primary school. Philip has been a non-executive within the NHS for the past 11 years and is currently chair of the Audit Committee for Central London, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hounslow and West London CCGs and was previously Chair of Ealing Primary Care Trust.

  • Dr Amy WilsonGP member

    Dr Amy Wilson

    GP member

    Dr Amy Wilson was born in Cardiff in 1981. She studied Medicine at New College Oxford and University College London before graduating in 2007. Since then she has worked in and around the Hammersmith and Fulham area both in hospitals, building relationships with local clinicians and in General Practice having qualified from the Riverside scheme as a GP in 2014. She currently works as a salaried GP at the Lillie Road Surgery in Fulham and with the Planned Care team at Hammersmith and Fulham CCG. As part of her role with the Governing Body she will be sitting on the Quality Patient Safety and Risk Committee. 

  • Clare ParkerChief Officer

    Clare Parker

    Chief Officer

    Clare Parker is a CIPFA qualified accountant who trained with the Audit Commission before moving into the NHS 13 years ago.  Clare was Director of Finance of NHS Barnet for four years until April 2011, when she moved into the role of Associate Director of Finance at the North Central London PCT cluster.  Clare has successfully led change in financially challenged environments and brings both acute and commissioning experience to the role.

  • Mary MullixDirector for Quality, Nursing and Patient Safety, CWHHE CCGs Collaborative

    Mary Mullix

    Director for Quality, Nursing and Patient Safety, CWHHE CCGs Collaborative

  • Sena ShahPractice Manager Governing Body Member

    Sena Shah

    Practice Manager Governing Body Member

    Biography to follow.

  • Ben WestmancottDirector of compliance (adviser in attendance)

    Ben Westmancott

    Director of compliance (adviser in attendance)

    Since joining the NHS in 1998, Ben has worked in a variety of managerial roles including performance management, strategy and planning, corporate governance and programme management, initially in accute hospitals, before moving to commissioning in North West London in 2008.  Ben is an associate of member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and, as a qualified coach, is on the NHS's coaching register supporting the development of the NHS workforce in London. 

  • Pritpal Ruprai Co-opted GP member

    Pritpal Ruprai

    Co-opted GP member

  • Nick Martin Lay member

    Nick Martin

    Lay member

  • Cynthia Folarin Tri-borough Interim Deputy Director of Public Health

    Cynthia Folarin

    Tri-borough Interim Deputy Director of Public Health

  • Neil Ferrelly Chief Finance Officer

    Neil Ferrelly

    Chief Finance Officer

  • Dr Andy PetrosSecondary care consultant

    Dr Andy Petros

    Secondary care consultant