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 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.×
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.×
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.×
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.×
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.×
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.×
I am a newly qualified GP working at a practice in Isleworth and have recently been elected onto the CCG Governing Body. I also sit on the CCG Finance and Performance Committee.
Prior to being on the CCG I have been a local councillor in the London Borough of Ealing.×
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.×
I have worked as a GP in Hounslow borough for 23 years, initially as a partner and more recently as a sessional GP specialising in primary care mental health. I have been a clinical commissioner for over 10 years and was a member of the Governing Body of Hounslow CCG until October 2014, then rejoined in July 2017. My main commissioning interest is mental health and am the GP lead for adult and children’s mental health and the dementia service. In May 2017 I became a clinical director for mental health within the Strategy and Transformation team for North West London. I work closely with West London Mental Health Trust and the boroughs of Ealing and Hammersmith & Fulham to develop and improve mental health services across these areas.×
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.
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.×
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.×
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.×
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.
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.×
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.×
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.×
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.×
Chief Finance Officer
Neil has worked in NHS Finance for more than 35 years and has experience from both acute trusts and in NHS commissioning roles. Before coming to NW London CCGs, Neil was the director of finance at North West Surrey CCG. Before that, he was Primary Care Trust (PCT) Director of Finance at Harrow, West Sussex and Kingston and the Joint Chief Finance Officer of both NHS Richmond CCG and NHS Kingston CCG.
Neil has a vital role supporting clinical commissioners to ensure that the CCGs’ resources are used to provide the best health outcomes for people who live in North West London.×