Governing Body


Dr Ian Goodman, Chair

Ian has been a practising GP in Hillingdon for over 30 years and a GP trainer for over 25 years.  He has been the Chair of the NHS Hillingdon CCG since April 2011 and has been actively engaging Hillingdon’s 45 practices through the change to clinical commissioning.  Ian takes a key role in driving change and innovation in General Practice and has been involved in various commissioning projects since 1990.





image Dr Kuldhir Johal, Vice Chair and GP Member

Kuldhir has been a GP in Northwood for the last 14 years. She has taken an active lead in unscheduled care, currently focusing on Hillingdon’s out of hospital strategy, the NW London Shaping a Healthier Future programme and its relevance to Hillingdon and the NHS 111 integrated care pilot that she co-chairs. She has previously been a GP trainer with the London Deanery and has a Masters in Health Informatics.





Dr Stephen Vaughan-Smith, GP Member 

Dr Stephen Vaughan-Smith has been a GP for 26 years and gained his MBBS at St. Mary’s London in 1983. Before studying medicine he was a Cancer Research Scientist, but now specialises in mental health. He has been a Section 12 approved doctor under the mental health act for over 25 years and carries out mental health assessments across all NHS hospitals, wards, outpatients and public buildings in West London. In addition to this, he has been a member of a working party developing Hillingdon's Mental Health Plan. Dr Vaughan-Smith has two young daughters and enjoys a spot of D.I.Y and horticulture.



Dr Mitch Garsin, GP Member

Mitch qualified from St Bartholemew’s Hospital Medical College in 1983 and trained in General Practice in Barnet. He has extensive experience in clinical leadership and is the Chair of the Local Medical Committee, and has been Chair of NHS Hillingdon CCG's Clinical Audit Group and Hillingdon's Practice Based Commissioning Confederation in the past. Mitch is seniorpartner at the Belmont Medical Centre in central Uxbridge. His clinical interests include Child Health, Diabetes and Minor Surgery.



Dr Steven Shapiro, Governing Body Member Dr Steven Shapiro, GP Member

Steven qualified from the London Hospital in 1982 and trained as a GP on the Edgware General Hospital GP training scheme.  He has been a GP for 29 years.  Steven has been involved in NHS management for several years and worked extensively in practice based commissioning before being appointed to NHS Hillingdon CCG's Governing Body where he leads on finance and primary care. Steven is also a member of the CCG's Audit Committee. He is a GP appraiser for Hillingdon GPs and the lead partner at a practice in Ruislip.


image Dr Mayur Nanavati, GP Member

Mayur has responsibility for ensuring the cost effective use of the CCG's prescribing budget and overseeing medicines management cross the health economy which is supported by a team of pharmacists and local GP leads. He is also the lead on the development and delivery of Musculoskeletal (MSK) pathways. He qualified from Manchester University in 1983 and is a senior partner at a practice in Hayes.






Dr Simria Tanvir, GP Member

Simria has been a GP in Hayes for nearly 20 years. Simria took over a single handed practice and has worked tirelessly to establish the practice. She has valuable communication skills and has built a great team, and has experience in leadership having completed her leadership course. 

With the formation of Networks, Simria initiated the integrated paediatrics project, which became a great success and is now being rolled out throughout Hillingdon. 

During her first few years in practice Simria formed the New Principal's Group for all new GPs in the area and this has led to better communication and understanding between colleagues.

image Dr Nilesh Bharakhada, GP Member

Nilesh is a locally trained GP and has been working in Hillingdon for seven years. He is a partner at Central Uxbridge Surgery and is passionate about quality improvement.

Nilesh is deputy vice chair of the Local Medical Committee and has several roles with the Royal College of General Practitioners including: NW London faculty board member, deputy treasurer, First-5 lead and National Implementation Lead for Collaborative Care and Support Planning.

He has a keen interest in Health IT and is the North West London CRO for a national programme to develop digital standards for care plans.

On the Governing Body, he is clinical lead for long term conditions, planned care, public health and self care. He also chairs the CCG’s Care Quality Group. 


image Dr Angela Joseph, GP Member

Angela qualified from University of Bergen with a BSc and an MBBS, and practiced medicine in Norway before moving to the UK in 2003. She has been a general practitioner and partner in Hillingdon for the past 13 years.

Angela previously served as Integrated Care Pilot Multi Disciplinary Group chair in the Hayes and Harlington locality from 2012 to 2015, and she recently became a senior partner in her practice. She is the Quality Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) clinical lead on the CCG’s Governing Body. Angela has a daughter who she enjoys travelling and exploring the world with.


image Dr John RiordanSecondary Care Consultant

John is a retired consultant physician and acute trust medical director. He has a long record of collaborative multi-professional working to improve care for patients in NW London and has provided advice on service improvement to hospitals across the UK. He was appointed OBE for services to medical management.





Mark Easton, Accountable Officer

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.



image Caroline Morison, Managing Director

Caroline has worked in a variety of NHS organisations and roles over the past 12 years.  Most recently she has focussed on integration and new models of care, initially in Tower Hamlets and then in her role at the NWL Collaboration of CCGs working across the eight CCGs of NW London on the design and implementation of outcome-based commissioning and new provider models.  Caroline joined NHS Hllingdon CCG as Managing Director in May 2016.




image Diane Jones - 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.


image Dr Sarah Crowther, Lay Member for Patient and Public Involvement, Engagement and Equality

Sarah joined Hillingdon CCG in August 2017. She has been working in the field of interaction and interplay between local people and large organisations for thirty years, first in international development then British urban renewal, public policy research and teaching, and for the past 15 years in West London's voluntary sector as Director of REAP, a West London refugee charity based in West Drayton where Sarah also lived for over a decade. Sarah chairs London's 'HEAR' network of small equality and human rights organisations.  


image Allison Seidlar, Vice Lay Chair

Allison has had a long interest in all aspects of the NHS and was first appointed as a non-executive director (NED) of Hillingdon PCT in December 2007. She was a NED for Hillingdon, Hounslow and Ealing as part of the outer North West London cluster of PCTs. She was also a PCT-appointed governor at the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital.

Allison has been a lay member of NHS Hillingdon CCG since its inception and is currently Vice Chair of the CCG having been reappointed in 2016. She also sits on the Audit, Finance and Remuneration Committees.

Allison has extensive business experience from the blue chip corporate environment, small businesses, start-up ventures and in the charity sector – both as a Director for Business in the Community (a Princes Trust Charity) and as a charity Trustee. She is a member of the Institute of Directors and has degrees in environmental sciences from the University of London and a MBA from Henley Management College


image Dr Steve Hajioff, Director of Public Health, Hillingdon Council

Dr Steve Hajioff is Director of Public Health at Hillingdon Council and a member of NHS Hillingdon CCG Governing Body. With a background in General Practice as well as Public Health, he is an honorary senior lecturer at the department of primary care and population medicine at Imperial College. Steve also works extensively with NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence). He was formerly a chief officer of the British Medical Association. 


Image of Tom Challenor, lay member, Governing Body

Graham Hawkes, Representative, Healthwatch Hillingdon

Graham has been a resident in Hillingdon for over 25 years. His background is in senior management, having worked in the private sector for nearly 30 years with the same company he joined from school.

Since 2008, Graham has been working in the voluntary sector - firstly helping to establish a charity which provided water and sanitation for under privileged areas in sub Saharan Africa and latterly as the Chief Officer for Hillingdon Involvement Network (LINk) from March 2010 before being transferred to and establishing Healthwatch Hillingdon.


Lizzy Bovill – Director of Delivery and Performance


image Neil Ferrelly - Chief Financial Officer

Neil has worked in NHS Finance for more than 35 years and has experience from both Acute Trusts and NHS Commissioning roles. Before coming to NW London, Neil was director of finance at North West Surrey CCG. Before that, he was PCT Director of Finance at Harrow, West Sussex and Kingston and the Joint Chief Finance Officer of both Richmond CCG and Kingston CCG. 

Neil has a vital role supporting clinical commissioners to ensure the CCGs’ resources are used to provide the best health outcomes for people in Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon.