The CCG Governing Body

The CCG Governing Body

Dr Prag Moodley, GP Governing Body Member, Stevenage Dr Prag Moodley, CCG Chair
Prag has been a GP for over 20 years and a GP Partner in Stevenage since 2004.  Prag took up the role of CCG Chair in September 2018, and has held various roles in CCG commissioning over the last ten years.  Prior to becoming CCG Chair, Prag’s Governing Body responsibilities were Mental Health and Learning Disabilities.  
Beverley Flowers, Director of Strategic Partnerships Beverley Flowers, Chief Executive/Accountable Officer
Beverley joined the CCG in April 2014 from NHS England. Previous to this she held a range of commissioning, partnership and contracting roles across health and social care organisations in London and the East of England. Beverley became Chief Executive of East and North Hertfordshire CCG in December 2015. 

Lower Lea Valley

Vacant, GP Governing Body Member
Vacant, GP Governing Body Member

North Herts

Dr Rob Graham, GP Governing Body Member, North Herts Dr Tara Belcher, GP Governing Body Member
Tara is a GP Partner at The Portmill Surgery in Hitchin, where she has worked since 2003. She is also a GP trainer and appraiser.
Dr Simon Chatfield, North Herts Locality Link
Simon qualified in London at the Royal Free Hospital Medical school in 1980 and worked locally, as a House Officer at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage where he joined the GP training rotation. He then worked as a Medical Officer in a remote community on the coast of Newfoundland.  This was followed by a GP position in Letchworth, which started in July 1985 and he held through until retirement in April 2016. Since retirement Simon has undertaken a variety of roles; working as a GP locum, and developing the North Herts locality link role on the Governing Body. I support my colleagues to improve their standards by helping the Care Quality Commission with their regulatory visits to GP practices and independent healthcare providers. He also contributes time and expertise to the CQC, Local Medical Committee and NHS England.


Dr Russell Hall, GP Governing Body Member, Stevenage Dr Russell Hall, GP Governing Body Member
Russell has worked as a full time GP in Stevenage since 1999. Before joining the CCG Governing Body, he was the prescribing lead for Stevenage. He is the CCG’s Urgent Care lead.
Dr Prag Moodley, GP Governing Body Member, Stevenage Dr Rini Saha, GP Governing Body Member
Rini qualified from Imperial College London and has practised as a GP for 15 years. She has been a partner at King George Surgery in Stevenage for the past 12 years. She has been the prescribing lead for Stevenage since 2012 and has been active at locality level for the past 8 years. 

Stort Valley and Villages

Dr Nabeil Shukur, GP Governing Body Member, Stort Valley and Villages Dr Nabeil Shukur, GP Governing Body Member
Nabeil is a GP at South Street Surgery in Bishop’s Stortford. He has several years’ experience on the locality commissioning board. He is the CCG quality lead for the Princess Alexandra Hospital contract.
Dr Sarah Dixon, GP Governing Body Member
Sarah has worked as a GP Partner at South Street Surgery in Bishops Stortford since 2001.  She is the workforce and education lead for her locality and is also a GP trainer and appraiser.

Upper Lea Valley

Dr Mark Andrews, GP Governing Body Member, Upper Lea Valley Dr Rupal Shah, GP Governing Body Member
Since qualifying in 2009, Rupal has been working in Hertfordshire as a General Practitioner. She is currently working at Hanscombe House Surgery and has a keen interest in diabetes and mental health. Rupal is a member of the locality provider board. She also enjoys doing charitable work and travelling in her spare time.
Vacant, GP Governing Body Member

Welwyn and Hatfield

Dr Ashish Shah, Deputy Clinical Chair and GP Governing Body Member
Ashish has been GP principal at Wrafton House surgery, Hatfield since 2009. He is qualified as a GP trainer and has a special interest in cardiology and respiratory medicine. He is currently the prescribing lead for the CCG.
Vacant, GP Governing Body Member

Lay Members

Linda Farrant, Lay Member - Audit Linda Farrant, Deputy Chair and Audit (Conflict of Interest Guardian)
A qualified accountant, Linda spent much of her career in local government working on finance, regeneration policy and practice and developing devolved public sector services. She has undertaken various non-executive director roles in the voluntary and public sectors and became the Lay Member for Governance and Audit at the CCG in April 2013.
Diane Desmulie, Lay Member Dianne Desmulie, Lay-member for Co-commissioning (Freedom to Speak-up Guardian)
Dianne has a career background in local government and the NHS. She has experience within the Department of Health and Adult Social Care in the Eastern region, promoting Dignity in Care and working closely with carers’ organisations. Dianne was a local councillor in East Herts for 8 years and in 2001 was Mayor of Hertford, where she has lived since 1982. She is a member of Hanscombe House Surgery Patient Participation Group and volunteers for Carers in Hertfordshire as a Hub Lead in Hoddesdon.
Alison Gardner, Lay-member for Public and Patient Engagement
Alison spent the first 22 years of her professional life as a Civil Servant, in the Ministry Of Defence, Home Office and then Department of Trade, mostly as an IT Specialist.  After completing a Masters Degree in Change Management she enjoyed a lengthy period of self-employment working as a Change Facilitator and Coach, specialising in transformational and behavioural change, mostly working on projects for the Health Sector in Ireland  and for the Royal College of Nursing in the UK .  In 2013 Alison joined Herts Valleys CCG as their Lay Member for Patient and Public Involvement - a role she continues to perform.  Alison has been a Hertfordshire resident for over 25 years.

Secondary Care Clinician

Dr Dermot O'Riordan - Secondary Care Doctor Dr Dermot O'Riordan
Dermot is a Consultant General Surgeon at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and previously was Medical Director for 5 years and interim-Chief Executive Officer.  Dermot is also Chief Clinical Information Officer.


Denise Boardman, Director for Primary Care Development 
Denise trained as an occupational therapist and worked in a variety of clinical and managerial roles including leading multidisciplinary teams in acute and community services in the northwest and southeast of England. She is also a former member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy Professional Practice Board. In 2004, following experience as an Allied Health Professional representative on a Professional Executive Committee of a Primary Care Trust. In 2013, Denise joined East and North Hertfordshire CCG as Associate Director for Unscheduled Care and more recent roles include the CCG’s Programme Director leading the countywide Integrated Urgent Care procurement, General Practice Forward View programme and STP Director lead for Primary Care. 
Harper Brown, Director of Planning and Procurement Harper Brown, Director of Commissioning
After a five-year spell in the army, Harper studied international relations and teaching before working for VSO and Oxfam in Nigeria and Uganda. He then spent time working in general management positions within the NHS, with over 15 years at director level and three years as a chief executive. Harper moved back to Africa to take on the role of first chief executive of Sentebale, a charity in Lesotho, South Africa, founded to help vulnerable child victims of poverty and HIV/Aids. Back in the UK, Harper re-joined the health service in 2010 and held various management roles, coming to East and North Hertfordshire CCG on an interim basis in 2014 to set up the operations directorate before taking up the position of Director of Commissioning.
Sharn Elton, Director of Operations Sharn Elton, Director of Operations
Sharn originally trained as a nurse at Bedford hospital and moved to the Lister hospital in Stevenage as a matron in 2001. Sharn moved into general management in 2003 and worked in a variety of hospital services across surgery, medicine, women’s and children’s specialities. Through developing her networks beyond the hospital Sharn became interested in the broader aspects of health and subsequently moved to work for NHS England across Hertfordshire and the South Midlands in 2013. Sharn was delighted to be appointed as the Director of Operations at the CCG in 2015 when the post became available.
Dr Rachel Joyce, Medical Director 
Rachel is a medical doctor, who is both a GP and a public health consultant by background. In the past she has worked as a Director of Public Health and a Medical Director in Bedfordshire, and has been working in the Hertfordshire health system for over 10 years. Rachel has particular expertise in clinical effectiveness (ensuring health services are as safe and effective as possible), the redesign of services from a clinical perspective, including the development of pathways and the prioritisation of scarce resources, wellbeing and the prevention and early identification of illness.
Alan Pond, Director of Finance Alan Pond, Chief Finance Officer (Senior information Risk Owner - [SIRO])
Alan has been a Finance Director/Chief Finance Officer since 2001.  During this time he has worked for numerous NHS commissioning organisations.  He has over 30 years’ experience in the NHS in both provider and commissioner organisations and 2 years at the Department of Health.  He has a broad range of experience within the finance function and also other areas, having been involved in strategy development and implementation and with direct operational responsibility for financial management, costing and pricing, contract negotiation, contract management and business case preparation.
Sheilagh Reavey, Director of Nursing & Quality Sheilagh Reavey, Director of Nursing and Quality (Caldicott Guardian)
Sheilagh has trained as a nurse, midwife and health visitor and has worked at a senior level in the NHS for a number of years. She has both operational service delivery and commissioning experience and has significant experience in relation to quality and safeguarding issues.
Phil Turnock, Chief Digital Officer
As a fellow of the British Computer Society, Phil has held senior ICT leadership positions in both the private and public sectors, including Royal Mail Group, CSC Ltd and the NHS, both acute and commissioning organisations. He currently has a dual functional executive director role for both the CCG and for Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Luton ICT (HBL ICT) Shared Services. This includes being executive sponsor for digital process innovation, accountable for and leading the digital portfolio within the CCG, transitioning from analogue to digital ways of working and conducting business. As the Managing Director of HBL ICT Shared Services Partnership, accountable for the provision of ICT services to six NHS organisations, plus 210 GP Practices across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, supporting 14,500 users across 350 sites.

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29 Nov 2019