Our Governance Board

Our Governance Board
Chair Dr Jo Leahy Voting
Chief Officer Mr David Evans Voting
Board Secondary Care Clinician Dr Martin Allen Voting
Board Lay Member - Governance Mr Geoff Braden Voting
Board Lay Member - Primary Care Mr Peter Eastaugh Voting
Board Practice Manager Representative vacant Voting
Board Lay Member - PPI Mr Neil Maybury Voting
GP / Primary Care Health Professional CCG Board Member      Dr James Hudson Voting
GP / Primary Care Health Professional CCG Board Member Dr Andy Inglis Voting
GP / Primary Care Health Professional CCG Board Member Carolyn Fenton-West Voting
Executive Nurse, Lead for Quality and Safety Mrs Christine Morris Voting
GP / Primary Care Health Professional CCG Board Member Dr Shailenda Allen Voting
Interim Chief Finance Officer Laura Boden Voting
Director of Public Health Mrs Liz Noakes Voting
Board Secondary Care Nurse Current Vacant Voting
Board Patient Roundtable Representative Mrs Christine Choudhary   Non voting
Executive Lead Commissioning Mrs Fran Beck Non voting
Board Local Authority Representative Mr Clive Jones Non voting
Executive Lead Governance and Engagement Miss Alison Smith Non voting

 

Voting Members of the Board

Dr Jo Leahy , Chair

Dr Leahy has been a GP in Telford for the last 15 years, currently working as a regular locum in a Telford practice. Her main interests are in continuing education and leadership development for doctors, which she supports through a local leadership development programme, as well as mentoring and coaching GP colleagues.

As one of the GP members of the CCG Governance Board, Jo’s role is to bring a local healthcare professional view on health and care issues to underpin the work of the CCG and specifically an understanding of patient care in the Primary Care setting. 

Jo is also the Chair of the CCG Governance Board.

David Evans, Chief Officer

David has held a number of posts in both nursing and general healthcare management including Director of Nursing Policy and Development at a large acute trust. He became the Project Director for the Kidderminster Treatment Centre (KTC) and subsequently General Manager and a member of the Trust Board. He was Director of Operations for Powys Teaching Health Board in Wales.

As Chief Officer of the CCG, David is accountable to NHS England for ensuring the the CCG fulfils its duties to exercise its functions effectively, efficiently and economically thus ensuring improvement in the quality of services and the health of the local population whilst maintaining value for money.

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Dr Martin Allen, Secondary Care Clinician CCG Board/Consultant Physician at University Hospital of North Staffordshire

Dr Allen is a hospital consultant with interests in a variety of respiratory problems including COPD, ventilatory support and sleep medicine. He was previously Clinical Director of cardiology, infectious diseases, genito-urinary medicine, respiratory medicine and cardiothoracic surgery, also acting as head of division and Clinical Director of acute medicine and A&E. He has also held a number of national posts.

As the secondary clinician on the CCG Governance Board, Martin’s role is to bring a broader view on health and care issues to underpin the work of the CCG from a secondary care perspective. In particular, he will bring to the governing body an understanding of patient care in the secondary care setting.

Geoff Braden, Board Lay Member - Governance

Geoff is a manager for Royal Mail and is responsible for the collection and sorting of all mail across the West Midlands and North West of England. He has worked in various senior managerial roles across the UK. He joined Telford and Wrekin Primary Care Trust as a Non-Executive Board member in 2010, before being appointed to the CCG Governance Board as a Lay Member for Governance.

As one of the lay members on the CCG Governance Board, Geoff’s role will be to bring a strategic and impartial view of the work of the CCG that is removed from the day to day running of the organisation. Geoff will also oversee key elements of governance including audit, remuneration and managing conflicts of interest.

Peter Eastaugh, Board Lay Member - Primary Care

Peter has a long experience of private sector business and business development having spent his entire career, for the most part at board level, in the print and publishing industry.

Peter has a great understanding from the period of management buy-outs/buy-ins, start-ups and turnarounds and the development of employee co-partnership companies.

Since taking early retirement in 2009 besides his role with Telford and Wrekin CCG, he is a volunteer advisor with Wyre Forest Citizens Advice Bureau, Trustee and Company Secretary of Community Action Wyre Forest and also a Lay Advisor with Health Education West Midlands.

Peter is Lay Member for Primary Care. As one of the lay members on the CCG Governance Board, Peter's role will be to bring strategic and impartial view of the work of the CCG that is removed from the day to day running of the organisation. Peter will oversee the discharge of the CCG’s delegated decision making for primary care commissioning. 

Practice Manager Representative, CCG Board

vacant

Neil Maybury, Board Lay Member

Neil is a practicing solicitor specialising in intellectual property and commercial law. He was formerly a partner in one of the leading international law firms and now operates as a consultant. He has over thirty years experience as a non-executive director of companies ranging from film production to property development to security products. He is currently chairman of Birmingham Business Focus, and a former member of the board of Arts Council England.

Neil is the Lay Member for Patient and Public Involvement, and his role is to bring an impartial, strategic and experienced non-executive oversight of the work of the CCG. He is also Chair of the Planning, Performance and Quality Committee, Chair of the Independent Review Panel and sits on the Audit Committee.

Dr James Hudson, GP / Primary Care Health Professional CCG Board Member

Dr Hudson initially trained in Leicester, before taking on basic surgical training in Coventry and Warwickshire. He became a GP in 2006, becoming a partner at Donnington Medical Practice, where he has worked since.

As one of the GP/Primary Care Health Professional Board members of the CCG Governance Board, Jim’s role is to bring a local healthcare professional view on health and care issues to underpin the work of the CCG and specifically an understanding of patient care in the Primary Care setting. 

Dr Andy Inglis, GP / Primary Care Health Professional CCG Board Member

Dr Inglis studied medicine after previously working in the oil industry. He came to Telford and the Sutton Hill practice as a partner in 1991. He has been influential in bringing consultant maternity services to the Princess Royal Hospital. He has led work on the creation of TRAQS – Telford Referral and Quality Services.

As one of the GP/Primary Care Health Professional Board members of the CCG Governance Board, Andy’s role is to bring a local healthcare professional view on health and care issues to underpin the work of the CCG and specifically an understanding of patient care in the Primary Care setting. 

Christine Morris, Executive Nurse, Lead for Quality and Safety

Christine has worked as Matron, Clinical Site Manager and has had General Manager roles in the NHS, gaining operational and nursing leadership experience within hospitals. She has worked as a Lead Commissioner across the Shropshire health and social care economy.

Christine’s role is to provide professional nursing advice on quality and safety of the services the CCG commissions, which includes adult and childrens’ safeguarding and to ensure that appropriate arrangements to support and monitor quality and safety are in place.

Dr Shailenda Allen, GP / Primary Care Health Professional CCG Board Member

Dr Allen has been working in Trinity Healthcare, Telford, as a GP since 2006.  Dr Allen has developed his leadership skills and is a GP mentor in Shropshire. He brings his business and leadership skills to the role.

As one of the GP/Primary Care Health Professional Board members of the CCG Governance Board, Shailendra’s role is to bring a local healthcare professional view on health and care issues to underpin the work of the CCG and specifically an understanding of patient care in the Primary Care setting. 

Laura Boden, Interim Chief Finance Officer

Carolyn Fenton-West, GP / Primary Care Health Professional CCG Board Member 

Mrs Fenton West has been nursing for 16 years and has worked in both primary and community care, as a Practice nurse for 7 years, Nurse Practitioner for 9 years and also in the community for 4 years on the Twilight District Nursing team. Her current role is as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner at Donnington Medical Practice.

As one of the GP/Primary Health Care professional Board Members of the CCG Governance Board, Carolyn’s role is to bring a local healthcare professional view on health and care issues to underpin the work of the CCG and specifically an understanding of patient care in the primary care setting.

Liz Noakes, Director of Public Health

Liz has a range of experience in the Health Sector, including being Assistant Director of Public Health at Cheshire West Primary Care Trust between 2002 and 2006 and has previously worked as a Public Health Specialist, at both South Cheshire Health Authority and Shropshire Health Authority. Liz joined Telford & Wrekin Council in 2013 as Director of Public Health from Cheshire West and Chester Council, where she was Associate Director of Public Health.

As the statutory Director for Public Health member of the CCG Governance Board, Liz is responsible for advising on the health inequalities existing in Telford and Wrekin population and to provide an unbiased strategic public health view, on all aspects of the CCG’s business.

Board Secondary Care Nurse

Current Vacant

Non Voting Members of the Board

Christine Choudhary, CCG Board Patient Roundtable Representative

Christine is a local resident and Chair of the CCG's Health Roundtable composed of local patients and voluntary organisations.

As the patient representative on the CCG Governance Board her role is to ensure that the patient voice is heard.

Fran Beck, Executive Lead Commissioning

Fran’s professional background is in social work and safeguarding children, but her career has included periods in education and the voluntary sector. She became Director for Children and Young People’s Services and then Managing Director of all Community Health Services in Telford & Wrekin.

As Executive Lead Commissioning Fran is responsible for developing robust service commissioning strategies and service developments that meet the CCG’s objectives and to lead on monitoring and management of CCG contracts for clinical services.

Clive Jones, CCG Board Local Authority Representative

Clive joined Telford & Wrekin Council in 1990 and has worked in children’s services as an Assistant Director from 2008 until January 2016, when he became responsible for fulfilling the responsibilities of the Statutory Director of Children’s Services (DCS) and ensuring that the statutory Director of Adult Social Services role is resourced and equipped to deliver its responsibilities.  As DCS he has professional responsibility for the leadership, strategy and effectiveness of local authority children’s services and for securing the provision of services which address the needs of all children and young people, including the most disadvantaged and vulnerable, and their families and carers. 

Clive's role on the CCG Governance Board is to ensure that wherever possible the strategies of the CCG and the council link together.

Alison Smith, Executive Lead Governance and Engagement

Alison has worked in management within the manufacturing industry in both Shropshire and the West Midlands, before securing a role as Scrutiny Manager at Telford and Wrekin Council in 2001. In 2009, she became Trust Secretary for NHS Telford and Wrekin.

Alison is responsible for ensuring that the CCG complies with relevant legal, constitutional and regulatory requirements and to ensure the CCG engages and consults with its patients and local population to help inform the CCG's decision making.