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Our governing body

Our governing body is chaired by Dr Nicola Burbidge and Paul Shenton is our vice-chair.

Every GP practice has a vote and is responsible for electing its representatives onto the governing body. 

Our governing body has nine 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 Nicola Burbidge
    Chair

    Dr Nicola Burbidge

    Chair

    Dr Burbidge is the Chair of Hounslow CCG and has been a GP in Chiswick for over 20 years. She has taken an active lead in the redesign of local and north west London patient pathways and services including the referral facilitation service, the urgent care centre, community services for dermatology, ophthalmology and pulmonary rehabilitation (COPD).  At a London level, Dr Burbidge is the GP representative on the London Acute medical and surgical paediatrics standards committee.

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  • Dr Paul Shenton
    Vice Chair

    Dr Paul Shenton

    Vice Chair

    Dr Shenton has been a full time Hounslow GP for over 30 years and the vice- chair of Hounslow CCG (and its predecessor, Hounslow PCT) for the past three. He has been involved in commissioning services for several years, including the urgent care centre and the referral facilitation service. Dr Shenton represents the board on the Hounslow CCG finance subcommittee and joint commissioning board and is the clinical lead for musculoskeletal conditions and urgent care.

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  • Dr Prashant Gupta
    GP member

    Dr Prashant Gupta

    GP member

    Dr Prashant Gupta has been a Hounslow (Brentford) GP for 12 yrs. He chairs the CCG Finance and Performance sub-committee. He was involved in the procurement of the Referral Facilitation Service and The Urgent Care Centre. He is joint clinical lead for Urgent Care and Pathology. 

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  • Dr Parvinder Garcha
    GP member

    Dr Parvinder Garcha

    GP member

    Dr Garcha has been a GP in central Hounslow for over 20 years. Over the last five years he has taken a lead on commissioning new community dermatology, alcohol and substance misuse and COPD services including pulmonary rehab and home oxygen review. He works with Dr Annabel Crowe as a GP mental health lead for the CCG. Dr Garcha is the clinical lead for quality, engagement and equalities.

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  • Dr Indervir Dhandee
    GP member

    Dr Indervir Dhandee

    GP member

    Dr Dhandee works in a practice in Bedfont and prior to this worked for several years in Feltham. Dr Dhandee is a GP lead for prescribing, working with colleagues and the Medicines Management team, working on sharing based best practices throughout Hounslow. He is working with a colleague as the GP lead for Ashford and St Peters and has recently taken on a lead role for Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

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  • Dr Shantha Sethurajan
    GP member

    Dr Shantha Sethurajan

    GP member

    Dr Sethurajan has been a full time GP in Chiswick for 11 years, and has been a member of the commissioning board since 2011. He has contributed to the assessment and negotiation of many contracts with both hospital and out of hospital providers, including new community dermatology and ophthalmology clinics for the borough.

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  • Dr Brigitte Unger-Graeber
    GP member

    Dr Brigitte Unger-Graeber

    GP member

    Dr Unger-Graeber has been a GP in Chiswick for the last 10 years. She has been a member of the Professional Executive, Clinical Executive and Joint Commissioning Executive Committees over the past six years. Dr Unger-Graeber has a special interest in cardiology services and chairs the Hounslow Cardiac Network as well as representing Hounslow as the clinical governance lead for NHS 111, chairing the ONWL clinical governance meeting.

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  • Dr Richard Baxter
    GP member

    Dr Richard Baxter

    GP member

    Richard has served as a GP in Brentford for 13 years, and been involved with commissioning services in Hounslow over the last four years. He has contributed significantly to the roll out of a single clinical system in primary care across the CWHHE collaborative. He chairs the  information technology sub-committee and is clinical lead for cancer.

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  • Dr Ashok Gorasia
    GP member

    Dr Ashok Gorasia

    GP member

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  • Mary Clegg
    Managing Director

    Mary Clegg

    Managing Director

    Mary has worked in healthcare since joining the NHS as a Management Trainee in 1997. She has operational experience in acute and mental health services before moving into commissioning in 2005. At Newham PCT Mary worked on the expansion of primary care services and facilities to meet the needs of the rapidly growing population. This included developing the Business Case for the Olympic Polyclinic.

    After a year volunteering in West Africa, Mary was Director of Commissioning at Camden CCG from 2013 leading on contract negotiation with UCLH and the joint Commissioning function with Camden council.

    Mary is joining us from NEL CSU Healthcare Consulting Team which is an NHS “in-house” transformation team. Whilst at the CSU she has led the transition of the Cancer Drugs Fund for NHS England and worked with the Better Care Fund Support Team. She has also supported the development of joint Commissioning and an Urgent and Emergency Care review for east London CCGs. 

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  • Javed Khan
    Lay member

    Javed Khan

    Lay member

    Javed began his career in education as a mathematics teacher and an assistant principal in the further education sector. He is currently chief executive of Barnardo’s, the leading children’s charity. Prior to this he was chief executive of Victim Support, and he also worked for the Government office for London as the executive director to the London Serious Youth Board. He has a wealth of experience of working with local government, politicians and community representatives at Birmingham City Council and the London Borough of Harrow.

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  • Trevor Woolley
    Lay member

    Trevor Woolley

    Lay member

    Trevor spent the majority of his career in the Civil Service, principally in the Ministry of Defence, where he served in a number of senior positions, including as director general finance. He retired in 2012, since when he has been a non-executive director and chair of audit for the Oil and Pipelines Agency. As well as serving on the governing body at Hounslow CCG, he chairs the collaborative performance committee.

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  • Philip Young
    Lay 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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  • Clare Parker
    Chief 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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  • 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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  • Jonathan Webster
    Nurse 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.  Jonathan has held two Consultant Nurse for Older People posts, which reflect his area of clinical practice. Starting his first commissioning role in 2009, Jonathan moved to the NW London Cluster in 2011 as Deputy Director for Quality & Clinical Assurance and subsequently Cluster Acting Director of Nursing and Quality in 2012.

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  • Ben Westmancott
    Director 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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  • Clive Chalk
    Lay Member and Lead for PPE

    Clive Chalk

    Lay Member and Lead for PPE

    Clive Chalk is a former police officer. Before taking retirement he spent 30 years with the Metropolitan Police Service. He undertook a variety of roles serving several boroughs including Brent, Hounslow and Richmond. He retired as the Borough Commander for Richmond upon Thames in 2013.

    Between 2006 and 2009 he was the Superintendent responsible for community engagement and neighbourhood policing for Hounslow borough. He is experienced in engaging with a cohesive partnership of statutory, community, faith and voluntary sector organisations both in Hounslow and other boroughs.

    He is currently the lay chair within the General Dental Council’s (GDC) Investigating Committee. The primary purpose of the committee is to ensure patient and public safety and uphold the high standards of the profession. He has also been selected as a Lay Person for the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office.

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  • Keith Edmunds
    Chief Finance Officer

    Keith Edmunds

    Chief Finance Officer

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