The member practices of West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group have appointed a Governing Body to carry out their commissioning functions.
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Chris grew up locally in Ellesmere Port before undertaking his medical degree at the University of Liverpool, qualifying in 2005. He worked for several years as a junior doctor at the Countess of Chester Hospital before completing his General Practice training on the Wirral.
He worked as a GP partner in Great Sutton Medical Centre until July 2016 and since then has worked as a GP at The Rock Surgery, Frodsham. He enjoys the variety of General practice and the opportunity to practice holistic family medicine, getting to know his patients and the local community.
Chris was elected as Chair of the Clinical Commissioning Group, taking up the role in January 2017 following the retirement of the previous Chair and is eager to build upon the work already done in breaking down barriers between parts of the healthcare system and keeping patients’ needs at the centre of decision making. His role as Chair includes providing a clinical voice and leadership to the organisation and chairing its governing body and membership council.
In his spare time he is kept busy with his young family and enjoys reading, listening to music and running.
Alan’s professional background is in finance, and he has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) since 1977. He has spent his entire career in the public services, beginning with 16 years in a variety of finance roles in Local Authorities, before moving to the NHS in 1988.
He retired from the position of Chief Executive at an NHS Foundation Trust in Essex in 2013. His key skills and interests are in financial management, corporate governance, business strategy, board development and regulatory compliance.
Alan has 23 years’ experience at Board level in NHS acute hospitals, 13 as Finance Director and 10 as CEO, and includes in his achievements the successful leadership of the application to become a first wave Foundation Trust in 2004, and overseeing the delivery of statutory financial duties for 23 consecutive years. Alan has led on all aspects of NHS service developments including the establishment of the £60 million regional Essex Cardiothoracic Centre in 2007.
Alan has family roots in Liverpool and moved to Merseyside from Essex in 2015. He was appointed as Vice Chair / Lay Member for West Cheshire CCG in June 2018.
Lynda is a chartered accountant by profession and has worked in the NHS for nearly 20 years. After qualifying, Lynda moved to the NHS in Wales initially in audit and then as Associate Director of Finance, looking after the financial accounts, a number of secondary care contracts and GP fund holding. After a period of 4 years Lynda moved to the North West Regional Office as the primary care finance lead for the North West Region, and became the North West Red Book expert! With the changes of government Lynda became involved in the development of many primary care initiatives including PCGs, PMS, PDS and ultimately PCTs. Feeling the need to get back to the coal face, Lynda moved to South Cheshire and became the Head of Finance for the Central Cheshire and Crewe and District PCGs, this involved managing a devolved PCG based financial budget and a contract portfolio including Mid Cheshire NHST. After the advent of PCTs, Lynda moved into the commissioning team, taking on performance, information and contracting and their related management accounting functions. This ultimately involved the development and implementation of payment by results. As the contracting function became more complex and the PCTs in East and Central Cheshire merged, Lynda became more focussed on the contracting agenda. Lynda is married with two fantastic children. She occasionally cycles but basically avoids exercise at all costs preferring going to the cinema, eating out and shopping!
Dr Jeremy Perkins was born and brought up in Ellesmere Port, qualified from Liverpool Medical School in 1994 and has worked as a GP in Neston since 1999. He is married with 2 daughters.
Jeremy enjoys training medical students, assists in registrar tuition and is hoping to become a GP trainer in the near future.
Outside work interests tend to be of a sporting nature with masters rowing and junior rowing coaching on the Dee, badminton and running (including Snowdonia, Liverpool and Amsterdam marathons).
Andy qualified in medicine from Liverpool University in 1992 and became a GP Partner at Great Sutton Medical Centre in 2000 and a GP Partner at Old Hall surgery in 2017.
He was appointed Prescribing Lead for Ellesmere Port and Neston Primary Care Trust in 2002 and was Clinical Adviser to Western Cheshire Primary Care Trust in 2009.
He has been Medical Director of the Clinical Commissioning Group since 2013 and has leadership responsibilities in improving the quality of general practice, medicines management and elective care transformation.
He is married with three children and in his spare time enjoys cycling, travelling and keeping fit.
He has recently retired from Chester Round Table but still gets involved with local charity fundraising activities.
Steve trained at Southampton Medical School, graduating in 1987.
Pam is an Occupational Therapist by profession. She worked in Local Government for 32 years in social care, during which time she managed care homes, inspected and redesigned services and worked in various management positions. Her last role was Executive Director in Warrington where she managed adult social care; environmental health; trading standards; libraries; culture, sport and leisure services, and neighbourhood development. She was also a member of the PCT Board and Professional Executive Committee.
Dr Annabel Jones was brought up in Chester and qualified as a doctor in 1991 having trained at the Universities of Cambridge and London. She returned to her home town where she completed her professional training as a GP. Annabel joined Boughton Health Centre, Chester, in 1997 where she continues to practice as a GP.
Annabel has worked for the clinical commissioning group as a clinical lead for long term conditions since 2013 and has recently been elected as GP representative for the Chester City locality on the Governing Body.
Suzanne graduated as a Chartered Accountant in 1996 having trained at Price Waterhouse first in Liverpool then in Manchester before working for several years in internal audit at Airtours plc. From there Suzanne moved back into practice at Ernst & Young as a senior manager in their Business Risk Services division based in Manchester.
In 2007 Suzanne moved into the public sector and joined Transport for Greater Manchester (TFGM) as their Head of Risk and Assurance. Other current roles include independent audit committee member for a social housing organisation in Lancashire, and lay member for NHS England’s pharmaceutical regulatory committee.
Ian was appointed Director of Public Health for Cheshire West and Chester Council in June 2017.
He has a background in delivering nationally recognised health improvement programmes within Local Authorities and NHS Trusts across the North West. Having completed his MPH at the University of Liverpool in 2009, Ian then commenced specialist public health training across Greater Manchester in 2010.
Joining Salford City Council’s Public Health team in 2014, he was responsible for leading and managing the directorates commissioning spend and its innovative arrangement with Salford CCG. As the prevention lead for Salford’s nationally recognised integrated care system, his leadership resulted in the City achieving the World Health Organisation Age Friendly City status and enabled it to become a successful demonstrator site for the National Diabetes Prevention programme.
Ian is now responsible for developing vibrant and healthy communities across Cheshire West and Chester with the aim of increasing inclusive leisure, heritage and culture opportunities recognising the many health benefits that this creates.
As a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and the lead DPH for sexual health in Cheshire and Merseyside, Ian is also overseeing the national Public Health England pilot for collaborative sexual health commissioning.
Sheila is a Registered Nurse and Midwife. She has worked in many operational and strategic roles during her career and has a wealth of experience in the provision and commissioning of health services. She was Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality across Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral before her retirement in 2013. Since then she has held the post of Nurse Board member for North Manchester CCG until April 2017.
Sheila is passionate about nursing and ensuring the delivery of safe effective quality healthcare and the involvement of the patient, their family and carers in the decision-making process. She holds a BA (Hons) in Health Studies a MSc in Healthcare Management, and M.A. in Health Law.