Our governing body is chaired by Dr James Cavanagh.
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.
This constitution was updated in late 2018 and approved by NHS England in December 2018. Approval letter can be found here. Previous versions of the constitution are available on request.
Jo became Accountable Officer at the end of March 2020. She was previously Director of Commissioning for the NW London Collaboration of CCGs and prior to that was the patch Director for NW London for NHS England, London region. Jo has held a range of director posts in NHS organisations including Brent CCG, Primary Care Trusts and Health Authorities encompassing primary care, community services and planning. Jo is committed to improving services for patients and reducing health inequalities.×
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 a GP at the Riverside Scheme from 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 been a partner at Brook Green Medical Centre from June 2008 onwards.
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.×
Secondary care consultant
Andy Petros has been a Consultant Paediatric Intensivist at Great Ormond Street Hospital since 1996. Prior to that he was Consultant Anaesthetist at The Royal Brompton Hospital, London and at the Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital, Alder Hey. He undertook a Fellowship in intensive care at the Hospital for Sick Kid’s, Toronto. From 1991-2012 he was Director of the Children’s Acute Transport Service (CATS) for North Thames. He has also been the Director of the Paediatric Intensisive Care Unit at Great Ormond Street. He has a masters in Medical Ethics and Mediacal Law from King’s College, London and has publised widely on ethical topics and is a member of ethical committe of the British Medical Journal. He has been a memeber of a research ethics committee for fifteeen years. He is an assessor for NCAS and is an MPTS panel member for the GMC. He is also a PLAB examiner for the GMC and a medical member of the first tier appeal tribunal for the social entitlement chamber.×
Vicki studied Medicine at the University of Nottingham where she graduated in 2007. She qualified as a GP in 2013 from the Riverside GP Training scheme in London. She currently works as a salaried GP at 82 Lillie Road Surgery in Fulham. She has a strong interest in elderly medicine having previously worked in the Community Independence Service in Hammersmith & Fulham and has a Diploma of Geriatric Medicine.×
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.×
Bruno is a local resident and was born in the borough. He has been a carer for many years, and previously worked in the voluntary sector in Hammersmith and Fulham. He currently works as the Community Involvement Manager of Richmond CVS, a third sector infrastructure organisation. He is also a member of the South West London Health and Care Partnership Programme Board and its Patient and Public Engagement Steering Group.
Bruno is committed to ensuring that engagement and involvement with all groups in society inform decision-making and change in the system, and that individuals are informed about the impact of their participation in this process.
Imogen is a lay member of the Governing Body for Patient and Public Engagement and Chair of the Primary Care Committee. She is a graduate of Healthcare Management, Policy and Research at Southampton University and was raised in Hammersmith and Fulham, where she practices complementary healthcare locally. She has also served as a parent governor of a local school and has undertaken voluntary work in local hospitals.
Imogen is passionate about engaging with the community to better understand how to reduce health inequalities and ensure that access to healthcare is sufficient, fair and equitable.×
Chief Nurse/ Director of Quality
Diane has worked in the NHS for over 25 years and is a Registered Nurse & Midwife. She initially joined Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon CCGs in March 2017 as the Director of Quality and Safety. More recently in July 2018, Diane is now the Chief Nurse and Director of Quality for all eight North West London (NWL) CCGs. Diane has significant leadership experience, having worked at senior management level for the past 12 years. Prior to her role in NWL, Diane has worked with NHS Greenwich CCG as the Director of Integrated Governance as well as Deputy Nurse Director with NHS Redbridge CCG before that.
Diane is a member of the London Clinical Senate and continues to practice as a Midwife.×
Chief Finance Officer
Jenny joined the NHS as a graduate trainee before becoming a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and has spent her entire career in NHS finance. She has worked extensively across all sectors in healthcare, both in commissioning and provider, most recently as Director of Finance at Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Before that she was Acting Director of Finance at Moorfields NHS Foundation Trust. Jenny is also a lay member of the Board of Trustees of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).×