The Governing Body has responsibility for ensuring that the Clinical Commissioning Group has appropriate arrangements in place to exercise its functions effectively, efficiently and economically.
Its members include lay member and representation from GP practices, including GPs and other colleagues, and senior colleagues in the CCG.
Governing body meetings are held in public, see a list of our upcoming meetings.
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.
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 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, 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Dr John Riordan, Secondary 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.
Jo Ohlson, Accountable Officer
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.
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.
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.
Allison Seidlar, Lay Vice Chair
Allison’s background is in the corporate sector most recently as Director of major transformational programmes. She has also been a Director in a major Charity and separately a Charity Trustee. She 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 Lay Vice Chair for the CCG, having been reappointed in 2016. She is Chair of the Finance Committee and also sits on the Audit, Remuneration, NWL Joint Finance Committees and is deputy Lay Member representative on the NWL Joint Committee.
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.
Alex Johnstone, Lay Member for Audit and Governance
Alex is a Non-Executive Director with significant experience as a the Chair of Audit, Finance and Risk Board sub-committees. He has held five previous Board positions in the health sector since 2011.
He is currently the Chair of Audit for Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon CCGs. His other most recent board appointments were with Eastern Melbourne Primary Healthcare Network and Dental Health Services Victoria, Australia.
For ten years Alex worked as an NHS Chief Financial Officer here in London. At The University of Melbourne he held two senior roles: Executive Director of Strategic Development and IT Programme Director. His most recent Executive role was as the Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary of IPC Health - a large community health provider organisation in Melbourne.
Alex is a Qualified Accountant (FCPFA and FCPA), a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and has studied Strategic Leadership at Harvard and Oxford. His portfolio includes Chair of Alliance Leadership Group, Chair Partnership Forum and membership of NKR Board and Integrated Care Board.
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.
Dan West, Representative, Healthwatch Hillingdon
Dan is the Managing Director for Healthwatch Hillingdon. He joined Healthwatch as Director of Operations, and uses his experience as an analyst to ensure the voice of the public is heard by those running health and social care services. Dan has a keen interest in utilising digital platforms to inform residents, provide advice and signposting, and gather feedback on services to affect positive change.