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Our Governance Board

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are following Government advice on self-isolation, therefore our Board meetings will continue on the scheduled dates but will be done virtually.  As a result, members of the public will be unable to observe the meeting, which is taking place on 12, May 2020.  However questions from members of the public will be accepted in writing prior to the meeting and should be submitted by 12 noon Monday, 11 May 2020 to Dr Jo Leahy, Chair, Telford and Wrekin CCG at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to Dr Jo Leahy, Chair, Telford and Wrekin CCG, Halesfield 6, Telford TF7 4 BF.  We will publish the draft minutes of the meeting along with questions and answers on the CCG website within two weeks of the meeting.

We are still taking public questions up to 12 noon on the Monday, prior to the meeting taking place virtually on the Tuesday. Any answers will be sent to individuals 2 weeks later and then posted on to the website along with the draft minutes of the meeting.

 

Please go to  folder CCG Governance Board  to see future dates of meetings and board papers.

 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 Lay Member - PPI Mr Neil Maybury Voting
GP / Primary Care Health Professional CCG Board Member      Dr Kwok Yin Ian Chan Voting
GP / Primary Care Health Professional CCG Board Member Mrs Rachael Bryceland Voting
GP / Primary Care Health Professional CCG Board Member Mrs Carolyn  Fenton-West Voting
Executive Director of Quality  Mrs Zena Young Voting
GP / Primary Care Health Professional CCG Board Member Dr Adam Pringle Voting
Executive Director of Finance  Mrs Claire Skidmore Voting
Interim Executive Director of Transformation    Mr Steve Trenchard Voting
Director of Public Health Mrs Liz Noakes Non voting
Board Patient Assuring Involvement Committee Representative Mr Patrick Spreadbury   Non voting
Director of Partnerships Mrs Claire Parker Non voting
Board Local Authority Representative Mr Clive Jones Non voting
Executive Lead Governance and Engagement Miss Alison Smith Non voting
Director of Planning  Mrs Sam Tilley Non voting
Director of Performance  Dr Julie Davies  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, Accountable 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 Accountable Officer for both NHS Shropshire CCG and NHS Telford & Wrekin CCG, David answers to NHS England for ensuring the CCGs fulfil their duties to exercise their 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.

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.

Mr 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. 

 

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 Kwok Yin Ian Chan

Dr Chan qualified from Manchester/Keele in 2008 and completed his GP training in 2013. He has worked extensively in the West Midlands area and eventually settled as a GP partner in Telford. He is one of the founders of Teldoc super-practice which was formed in April 2017 and is the current Medical Director and Chair of the Teldoc board. Dr Chan is keen on supporting the local health economy beyond practice level and is currently one of the GP/Primary Health Care Professional Board members on Telford & Wrekin CCG Governance Board. 

 

Mrs Zena Young Executive Director of Quality 

 

Dr Adam Pringle, GP / Primary Care Health Professional CCG Board Member

Dr Pringle qualified in Birmingham in 1990 and spent nine years training as a GP and then working in a variety of roles in the UK and abroad. He founded Lawley Medical Practice in 1999 which became part of the Teldoc partnership in April 2017. Having now worked in practices ranging from a patient list of zero to about 45,000 patients, he is able to support the CCG in ensuring its fit with and support for Primary Care.

As one of the GP/Primary Care Health Professional Board members of the CCG Governance Board, Adam’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.

 

Mrs Claire Skidmore Executive Director of Finance 

Claire Skidmore has worked in NHS finance for over 20 years and has held a number of senior positions.  She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and holds a MBA from Warwick University.  In her role Claire is keen to work with local stakeholders in order to strengthen working relationships, tackle health inequalities and improve outcomes for patients.  As Chief Finance Officer and Deputy Accountable Officer Claire is responsible for ensuring the CCG meets all of its statutory duties in relation to finance.

Mr Steve Trenchard, Interim Executive Director of Transformation

 

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.Mrs Liz Noakes, Director of Public Health

Liz has a range of experience in the Health Sector, including being Director of Public Health at Cheshire West Primary Care Trust between 2002 and 2006 and Associate Director of Public Health for Western Cheshire PCT between 2006 and 2013. Liz has also 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.

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.

Non Voting Members of the Board

Patrick Spreadbury, CCG Board Patient Roundtable Representative

Patrick 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 his role is to ensure that the patient voice is heard.

 

Mrs Claire Parker,  Director of Partnerships

 

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.

Mrs Liz Noakes, Director of Public Health

Liz has a range of experience in the Health Sector, including being Director of Public Health at Cheshire West Primary Care Trust between 2002 and 2006 and Associate Director of Public Health for Western Cheshire PCT between 2006 and 2013. Liz has also 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.

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.

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.

Mrs Sam Tilley, Director of Planning 

Sam has worked in the NHS for almost 20 years, initially in and around London and more recently in Shropshire. Her roles have spanned community, mental health and acute settings and more latterly have focussed on commissioning roles. Most recently Sam has worked closely with key stakeholders in Shropshire developing partnership work and key strategies for the CCG.

As Director of Corporate Affairs, Sam will focus on key areas of governance, ensuring the CCG operates to the highest standards and in accordance with all statutory and regulatory provisions. Sam is a keen advocate of Patient and Public involvement and oversees the CCG’s communications and engagement function.

Dr Julie Davies, Director of Performance

After completing a PhD in Electrochemistry, Julie worked in the Electronic Manufacturing Services industry for 10 years in a variety of industrial engineering, operational management and market development roles across Europe, North America and the Far East.  She joined the NHS via the Gateway to Leadership programme at the end of 2004. Since then she has worked in Shropshire in several commissioning roles including contracting, performance, service redesign and locality commissioning lead for the north of the county.

As Director of Performance and Delivery, Julie works closely with GP Board members and other clinical and executive leaders across health and local authority areas. Her role is to lead the development of service strategy and re-design programmes and to ensure that these are effectively translated into better clinical outcomes and patient experience for the people of Shropshire. She ensures that the CCG makes the most effective use of opportunities for collaborative commissioning with the Local Authority, other CCGs, clinical networks and NHS England. She leads both local and cross economy performance improvement projects. She is also responsible for leading the annual planning process, ensuring that the CCG has operational plans and internal performance review and management arrangements which deliver key priorities, targets and programmes of work.