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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.

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.

  • 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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  • Dr Andy PetrosSecondary care consultant

    Dr Andy Petros

    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.

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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 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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  • Dr Vicky CooneyGP member

    Dr Vicky Cooney

    GP member

    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.

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  • Dr Smitha AddalaGP member

    Dr Smitha Addala

    GP member

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  • Katie EmbletonSystems and IT Manager

    Katie Embleton

    Systems and IT Manager

    Katie is the Systems and IT Manager at the Park Medical Centre GP surgery in Hammersmith. Katie has just attained a Post Graduate Certificate in Management in addition to her other relevant managerial qualifications. Katie hopes to bring fresh and innovative ideas to the board with a special interest in IT.

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  • Pritpal Ruprai GP member

    Pritpal Ruprai

    GP member

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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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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  • 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.

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  • Nick Martin Lay member

    Nick Martin

    Lay member

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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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  • Mark EastonChief Officer

    Mark Easton

    Chief Officer

    Mark has 30 years of NHS experience, mainly working in the NHS in London, including posts in commissioning, providers and regulation.  Most recently he was STP programme director in south east London, and before that undertook a number of chief executive roles including Chief Executive for Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals, Chief Executive for Brent Primary Care Trust and CEO for North central London SHA. Immediately before his appointment Mark was working in North West London as the interim Director for our STP.

     

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  • Neil Ferrelly Chief Finance Officer

    Neil Ferrelly

    Chief Finance Officer

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  • Janet CreeManaging Director

    Janet Cree

    Managing Director

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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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  • Diane JonesChief Nurse/ Director of Quality

    Diane Jones

    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.

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