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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

    Chair

    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.

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  • Janet CreeManaging Director

    Janet Cree

    Managing Director

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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  • Dr James CavanaghGP Member

    Dr James Cavanagh

    GP Member

    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

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  • Vanessa AndreaePractice nurse

    Vanessa Andreae

    Practice nurse

    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.

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  • Rohan HewavisentiLay member

    Rohan Hewavisenti

    Lay member

    Rohan is a charted accountant specialised in the not-for-profit sector. He is currently the director of finance and business development at the British Red Cross. He was previously director of finance at Breast Cancer Care and has worked for ActionAid and VSO in China. He is a non-executive director at East Thames Housing Group and chairs the large charities' group of finance directors at Charity Finance Group. 

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 nine years ago and now holds a range of Non-executive and trustee roles in the public and voluntary sector. Philip is chair of the Audit Committee for Central London, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hounslow and West London CCGs.

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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  • Jonathan WebsterNurse member, director of nursing, quality & safety

    Jonathan Webster

    Nurse member, director of nursing, quality & safety

    Qualifying as a Registered General Nurse in 1990, Jonathan has worked in both secondary and primary care in the UK and Australia and has held two consultant nurse for older people posts. Starting his first commissioning role in 2009, Jonathan moved to the North West London Cluster of PCTs in 2011 as deputy director for quality and clinical assurance before acting into the North West London Cluster of PCT's director of nursing and quality role in 2012. He has been in his current post since 2012 which focusses upon quality improvement and clinical assurance and encompasses: clinical quality and patient safety, safeguarding (children and adults), emergency planning and Caldicott Guardian responsibilities.

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  • Dr Alan Hakim Secondary care consultant

    Dr Alan Hakim

    Secondary care consultant

    A Rheumatologist and Acute Physician, Alan is the Chief Medical Advisor and Trustee to a UK Charity, and the UK Chief Investigator to several international Clinical Trials. As a clinical director for A&E, Medical Staff Chair, and most recently Director of Strategy and Business Improvement, he has worked regionally in north east London in service redesign, and brings considerable experience of working with many hospital specialties, and in particular in emergency access and community specialty services.

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  • Sena ShahPractice Manager Governing Body Member

    Sena Shah

    Practice Manager Governing Body Member

    Biography to follow.

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  • Stuart Lines Local Authority Public Health Representative

    Stuart Lines

    Local Authority Public Health Representative

    Stuart is a consultant in public health and deputy director with the tri-borough councils (London Borough Hammersmith and Fulham, Royal Borough Kensington Chelsea and Westminster City Council). Stuart heads up the public health intelligence (PHI) team that provides data and analysis on local epidemiology, including needs assessments and JSNAs (joint skills needs assessment), to commissioners of services for our local population. Stuart also leads on the ‘social determinants of health’, developing and implementing evidence-based interventions to help address local health inequalities. Stuart originally worked in environmental health before becoming part of the first national cohort of non-medical public health registrars.

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  • 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. 

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  • Keith Edmunds Chief Finance Officer

    Keith Edmunds

    Chief Finance Officer

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