Our governing body is chaired by Dr Neville Purssell, and Dr Mona Vaidya is our vice-chair. The governing body also has a further six local GPs representing our member practices, alongside patient representatives and colleagues from public health and our local authority. 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. Every GP practice has a vote to elect its representatives onto the governing body.
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.
Neville is the Chair of NHS Central London CCG and a GP Partner at Paddington Green Health Centre. He has been a GP in Westminster since 1992 and has been involved in GP education since 1997, and is a GP trainer.×
A GP at King's College Health Centre, Mona completed her medical training in India, as well as doing clinical internships at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago and Salmaniya Medical Center, Bahrain. Experience of healthcare from a multicultural and international perspective enabled her to pursue interests in health economics, service redesign and innovation. She pioneered the CCG's Wellwatch programme which embodies integrated healthcare. Special interests include family planning, women's health, minor surgery and aesthetic medicine.×
Paul is a GP at the Dr Hickey Surgery for homeless people and brings to the Board a specific concern for the needs of the very many homeless people in Westminster. He is also chair of the Local Medical Committee. Prior to this work, he spent five years working with Amerindian peoples in South America.×
Dr Afsana Safa has been a salaried GP at the Marylebone Health Centre since 2011. She trained locally having graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine and worked in North West London Trusts as a junior doctor. After completion of her GP training she undertook a year as a Darzi Fellow - gaining experience and a qualification in healthcare management and leadership from the Kings Fund and Manchester Business School. She is also a GP lead with Transforming Cancer Services for London (TCST) working on local and London wide projects, and is a Macmillan GP for Central London CCG too.×
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.×
Michael has a background as a chartered accountant. He retired in 2000 after a career as an executive manager in a variety of senior roles within industry and commerce.
In 2008 he became a founding member of Central London Healthcare’s User Panel, where he was elected deputy chair in 2011. He is vice chair of the CCG’s Finance & Performance Committee.×
Lay member for co-commissioning
A founding member of the User Panel for Central London CCG, Dominique has served as Vice-Chair, Deputy Chair and now Chair. She has been particularly engaged in planning and commissioning services as a volunteer member of the Transformational Redesign Group since 2011, on special interest groups for Adult Mental Health and Musculoskeletal Services and a lay member of the procurement team. In business she manages commercial development for a small biotech firm.×
Chair of the User Panel×
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. In September 2012 Clare moved to North West London as chief financial officer (designate) for CWHH CCGs and director of finance for the four predecessor CCGs. Clare has successfully led change in financially challenged environments and brings both acute and commissioning experience to her current role of chief financial officer for the Central London, West London, Hammersmith and Fulham, Hounslow and Ealing CCGs.×
Jules joined us on Monday 9 May 2016. She has extensive experience at Director Level / Deputy Chief Executive within the fields of Operational, Service & System Improvement, having worked in a number of acute NHS hospitals including district, teaching, integrated providers, and foundation trusts. In Jules early career she worked clinically within the NHS.
In her tenure, Jules has transformed organisations that have been struggling with complex agendas in difficult health sectors to achieve system wide change.
Jules feels success is not only in improving systems and processes but fundamentally in enabling people. True improvement is generated from the bottom up and driven by the desire to put the patient and their needs at the centre; and is passionate about transforming care to improve quality.
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 and has held two consultant nurse for older people posts. Starting his first commissioning role in 2009, Jonathan moved to the North West London Cluster of PCTs in 2011 as deputy director for quality and clinical assurance before acting into the North West London Cluster of PCT's director of nursing and quality role in 2012. He has been in his current post since 2012 which focusses upon quality improvement and clinical assurance and encompasses: clinical quality and patient safety, safeguarding (children and adults), emergency planning and Caldicott Guardian responsibilities×
Chief Finance Officer×
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.×
Nurse Practitioner and Outreach Lead Great Chapel Street Medical Centre for the Homeless.
Maxine is the lead nurse at Great Chapel Street. She is also the Chair of the London Network of Nurses and Midwives Homelessness Group and Vice Chair of Bridge the Gap London (Charity No 1160595). She has worked in a variety of acute and primary care settings in both high and low income contexts as well as expedition and civil disturbance medicine. She studied tropical nursing at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where she also gained her Masters in Public Health with a sub-specialty in Health Services Management. She currently returns to LSHTM as a guest lecturer on the Diploma of Tropical Nursing course.×
Co-opted practice manager×
Consultant in public health (non-voting)
Eva has qualifications in sports and rehabilitation medicine from the Charles University of Prague and in Public Health from the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining Westminster PCT in 2008 Eva worked at the University Hospital in Prague, Public Health Wales, KCW Health Authority, the Health Protection Agency, Department of Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital. In her current job Eva enjoys the diversity, politics and ambition of Westminster.×
Borough lead director for tri-borough adult and social care (non-voting)
Rachel is the director of finance for adult social care (ASC) for the tri-borough (Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham). She is responsible for finance, IT and the portfolio delivery unit. She is also the lead ASC director for the City of Westminster. She is a Chartered Public Finance Accountant. Prior to tri-borough, Rachel was head of resource management for housing, health and adult social care in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.×
Deputy Managing Director (non-voting)×
Interim Deputy Managing Director×
Head of Planning and Governance (non-voting)×
Head of Finance (non-voting)×
Co-opted GP (non-voting)×
Director of compliance (non-voting)
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.×