​​Meet our Governing Body​


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Healthwatch Southwark are also members of our Governing Body.

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All enquiries regarding Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group should be sent directed to souccg.southwark-ccg@nhs.net  or 020 7525 7888.

Please do not contact the GP leads directly or via their GP practices.

http://wwwauthor.southwarkccg.nhs.uk/SiteCollectionImages/About%20Us/governing-body-headshots/jonty-heaversedge.jpgDr Jonty HeaversedgeCCG chair, clinical lead for integration and supports quality and engagement
Jonty is the CCG Chair and has been a GP in Southwark for 12 years and prior to this trained as a GP in South East London.

Jonty is passionate about the importance of involving and empowering patients – both in the management of their own health and in the work of the CCG, ensuring that all commissioning decisions are effectively informed by Southwark residents. Jonty is the clinical lead for integration and plays a role in clinical leadership for quality and engagement. He takes a leading role in engagement – both with CCG member practices and the public.

He is currently working to ensure that all of the lessons learned following the Francis Report, and other reviews of care quality in England, are effectively incorporated into the work of the CCG and King's College Hospital as one of the main providers of care to Southwark residents.

In addition to his roles in the CCG Jonty is currently providing clinical leadership on the Community Based Care Workstream for the South East London Community Based Care Programme and he sits on the Clinical Board for Primary Care Transformation in London. He is Vice Chair of the Southwark Health and Wellbeing Board and is a member of the Early Action Commission, Chaired by Margaret Hodge MP, looking at the benefits of intervening earlier to improve the health and wellbeing of Southwark residents.
/SiteCollectionImages/About%20Us/governing-body-headshots/Andrew-Bland.jpgAndrew BlandAccountable Officer for Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Southwark and Lewisham CCGs, and the south east London STP lead
Andrew is currently the accountable officer for five CCGs in south east London (Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Southwark and Lewisham).  In December 2017 Andrew also became the south east London Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) lead.

Andrew has worked in the NHS in London for the last 15 years, and the last nine years in south east London where he was a Primary Care Trust Board Executive before becoming the Accountable Officer for NHS Southwark CCG since its inception in 2013. 

In addition to his CCG roles, Andrew is also the senior responsible officer for primary care transformation across London as part of the Healthy London Partnership.

Throughout his career Andrew has led major programmes of service redesign across primary and secondary care and has experience of commissioning in all aspects of care.  Andrew is passionate about local communities, involving residents in shaping the local services they receive, and collaborative approaches to strategic change.  He believes that bringing together clinical expertise of the doctors and nurses leading commissioning organisations and the knowledge and experiences of patients can bring about real sustainable change and make NHS services the best they can be.

http://wwwauthor.southwarkccg.nhs.uk/about-us/who-we-are/meet-our-governing-body/PublishingImages/RossGraves.jpgRoss GravesManaging Director
Ross Graves is the Managing Director for NHS Southwark CCG. After an early career in financial services, Ross has spent a number of years working with commissioners and providers on large scale strategies and programmes across health and social care.
Prior to joining the CCG, Ross worked with Southwark and our neighbouring CCGs across south east London for a number of years, including various roles within the Primary Care Trust Cluster and more recently in the development of South East London’s Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, Our Healthier South East London.
Ross has led and supported major strategy development and change programmes with a number of NHS providers and been involved in the transformation of primary care services in North East and South East London..
Ross is passionate about improving local health services through engagement with local people and involving them in the CCG’s commissioning decisions.
http://wwwauthor.southwarkccg.nhs.uk/SiteCollectionImages/About%20Us/governing-body-headshots/Nancy-Kuchemann.jpgDr Nancy KuchemannClinical Lead for Mental Health and Parity of Esteem
Nancy has worked as a GP in Southwark for more than 12 years. She leads on Mental Health and Parity of Esteem and works to ensure that mental health and wellbeing are effectively prioritised within the CCG and integrated into the wider system transformation. She supports the work of the Partnership Commissioning Team in delivering our Joint Mental Health Strategy with the Local Authority and takes a system leadership role around the development of an accountable care model for mental health in south east London, and the implementation of the Mind Body transformation programme in partnership across Lambeth and Southwark.
Her clinical interests include the care of people with substance misuse and mental health problems, making sure children get a good start in life and the role of prevention in long term health. She lives in Peckham and uses the local health and other community services regularly. As a result, she cares about the quality of our local health service and the way it functions, patient experience and how its professionals perform and develop.
http://wwwauthor.southwarkccg.nhs.uk/SiteCollectionImages/About%20Us/governing-body-headshots/linda-drake.pngLinda DrakeClinical Lead for Improving Outcomes for people with Long Term Conditions
Linda has lived in Southwark and worked as a practice nurse for more than 30 years. During this time she has seen the development of the role of General Practice Nurse and its contribution to improving the standard of primary care and reducing inequalities. This work supports and informs her role to provide clinical leadership and oversight across all of our long term condition work and in particular the development of care planning and coordination for those with multiple long term conditions within our emerging Local Care Networks.
Linda spends most of her clinical time working with people living with diabetes and has a special interest in supporting people with long term conditions to manage their own care. Linda’s clinical experience in diabetes means that she will plays a key role in our diabetes prevention work across Southwark and south east London.
Linda has a master’s degree in Primary Care Development and supports Primary Care Development in Southwark. She also supports the Governing Body with children and young people’s service  transformation at a local and regional level and works to support development of nurse leadership in Southwark. Linda chairs the South Southwark Locality Group.

http://www.southwarkccg.nhs.uk/SiteCollectionImages/About%20Us/governing-body-headshots/Yvonneke.jpgDr Yvonneke RoeClinical Lead for Engagement, Equalities and Early Action
Yvonneke has been working in Southwark for almost 30 years and has been a GP in Southwark for more than 24 years. She completed her clinical training at St Thomas’ Hospital and spent a year working as an out of hours GP in Queensland Australia.

On the Governing Body, Yvonneke promotes prevention and early action within both current services and new models of care as they continue to emerge in Southwark. This includes work on community resourcefulness and social regeneration - working with Southwark Council, commissioned NHS providers and the voluntary sector to champion early action and an emphasis on the wider determinants of health. As the clinical lead with responsibility for engagement and equalities, she works closely with the CCG to ensure that we are effectively involving our member practices and local people in the work that we do. In addition Yvonneke is also the CCG’s clinical lead for estates; vice chair of the Violence Against Women and Girls group; and the CCG link for  a primary care domestic violence programme.
Dr Emily GibbsDr Emily GibbsClinical Lead for Community Based Care
Emily provides clinical leadership for general practice in Southwark – with a focus on quality and performance but also on transformation. With the delegation of general practice commissioning to the CCG, and our strategic vision to develop new models of integrated community based care in Southwark, Emily works closely with the CCG to deliver this. She also provides additional clinical leadership for our planned care work in the borough, which centres on optimising the value of referrals through more collaboration between health care professionals, both within primary care and across the primary/secondary care interface.
http://wwwauthor.southwarkccg.nhs.uk/about-us/who-we-are/meet-our-governing-body/PublishingImages/davidson.pngDr Robert DavidsonClinical Vice-Chair and Lead for Integrated Commissioning
Rob graduated from St George's Hospital Medical School in 1998 and has been a GP in Southwark for more than 12 years. Rob is passionate about the provision of high quality, joined up healthcare. His main medical interests are in the development of innovative and accessible healthcare services for children and young people.
Rob’s portfolio includes the implementation of population focused outcomes based commissioning in Southwark, in line with our joint Southwark Forward View with the Local Authority. He supports the CCG to help oversee the move towards accountable care in the borough. He also takes a role in the transformation of urgent care, including the development of a more integrated approach to unscheduled care, and the development of our Children and Young People’s Strategy in Southwark.
In addition, Rob is an examiner for the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and enjoys mentoring the doctors of tomorrow. Rob was awarded an FRCGP (Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners) this year in recognition of his commitment to Southwark healthcare from both the clinical and commissioning perspective.

/SiteCollectionImages/About%20Us/governing-body-headshots/Ami-David.jpgProfessor Ami David MBERegistered Nurse. Supports primary care development. Governing body link for maternity
Ami is a Registered Nurse Member; she supports Primary Care Development and is the Governing Body link for Maternity.She is a Visiting Professor in Nursing London South Bank University and a Fellow of the Queens Nursing Institute. In the Queen’s honours list in January 2007 she was awarded an MBE for services to nursing and health care and was awarded the Commonwealth Fellowship in 1995.
/SiteCollectionImages/About%20Us/governing-body-headshots/Richard-Gibbs.jpgRichard GibbsLay Member - lead for governance and conflict of interest, and supports integration
Richard is the vice chair of Southwark CCG, as a lay member, with lead responsibility for Governance and Conflict of Interest, he also supports integration. As a healthcare management consultant he has a particular interest in strategies for improving the value of information analysis and IT, and has a long history of leadership within the NHS.He is a Trustee of Pembroke House, a charity in Walworth that helps disadvantaged communities. He has lived in Dulwich for 41 years. His daughter and grandson were born at Kings College Hospital. He can sometimes be seen jogging round Crystal Palace Park. ​
/SiteCollectionImages/About%20Us/governing-body-headshots/Robert-Park.jpgRobert ParkLay Member for quality and supports prevention.
Robert is Lay Member for quality; he also has a leading role in supporting prevention. He also chairs the Dulwich Project Board of Southwark CCG. Since coming to London in 1964, he has lived mostly in Southwark. He has experience of working in industry and local government, but most of his career was spent working for UK banks, finally as a senior executive with NatWest.
http://wwwauthor.southwarkccg.nhs.uk/SiteCollectionImages/About%20Us/governing-body-headshots/joy%20ellery.pngJoy ElleryLay Member - lead for patient and public involvement
Joy was appointed as lay member of Southwark CCG in November 2015, with lead responsibility for public and patient involvement. She retired from Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust at the end of 2014 after working there for 17 years and where she had a remit that included governance, communications and patient engagement and experience. Her career started in biochemistry, physiology and nutrition and she has worked in clinical research, nutrition education and patient information.  Joy also has a masters degree in Information Science.
http://wwwauthor.southwarkccg.nhs.uk/about-us/who-we-are/meet-our-governing-body/PublishingImages/Andrew%20Nebel.jpgAndrew NebelLay Member, Chair of Integrated Governance and Performance Committee, oversees quality and performance of commissioned services.
Andrew Nebel takes up post in April 2017, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Governing Body from a varied career, most recently as a Non-executive director in the health sector, and as a director in the charitable sector.
His responsibilities at the CCG include Chairing the Integrated Governance and Performance Committee and overseeing the quality and performance of commissioned services.
Andrew has lived in Rotherhithe since 1991. He began his career in marketing, working for well-known brands in food manufacturing, travel, and insurance before taking up a post on the main board at Barnardo’s as UK Director of Marketing and Communications. There he had responsibility for all fundraising, retail & trading, marketing, advertising and communications activities.
Having retired from Barnardo's in 2009 after 12 years, he was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, from which he retires after nine years’ service in March 2017.  Whilst there, he served as a member on its Strategy and Investment and Audit committees and chaired its Joint Research Strategy Board, working in tandem with UCL’s Institute of Ophthalmology [IoO].  He was also the Chair of the committee planning the move of Moorfields and the IoO to a new site in St Pancras.
He is also a lay chair of London & South-East Health Education recruitment and a lay representative on the Department of Health’s Advisory Committee for Clinical Excellence Awards. 
/SiteCollectionImages/About%20Us/governing-body-headshots/Malcolm-Hines.jpgMalcolm HinesDirector of Finance
Malcolm’s current role as Director of Finance includes managing Finance, Governance, Membership and Engagement, HR and a range of support services within Southwark CCG. He has been a Director in Southwark since 2002, and previously worked at Board level in Health Authorities and Trusts. He has 20 years experience as a NHS Finance Director.​
http://www.southwarkccg.nhs.uk/about-us/who-we-are/meet-our-governing-body/PublishingImages/Sam.jpgSam HepplewhiteDirector of Integrated Commissioning
Sam has spent most of her working life commissioning health care services, after working in primary care as a Practice Manager in Essex for five years. Sam’s 20 year commissioning experience includes acute, community, primary care and mental health, and also included a secondment to the Strategic Health Authority during 2010 to work on commissioning development and the policy development of CCGs.

More recently she was the Accountable Officer at North East Essex CCG and was the North East Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance lead as part of the Integrated Care system development, before leaving Essex to join Southwark as Director of Integrated Commissioning. Her role will be to build and develop further the integrated commissioning approach that the CCG has in place and to support the CCG in the implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan.

Sam is committed to partnership working and commissioning services that meet the needs of the local population.
Kate Moriarty-BakerDirector of Quality and Chief Nurse
Kate’s background is in general practice nursing and sexual health services. Kate made the decision to move from front line clinical practice to take up a leadership role supporting the development of primary care nursing across Southwark in 2001. Kate’s career includes senior operational and strategic roles in both provider and commissioning organisations. 

Kate’s current role as Director of Quality and Chief Nurse covers a wide portfolio, which includes medicines optimisation, safeguarding, quality, workforce development, clinical effectiveness, continuing healthcare and Caldicott Guardianship.

Kate is a passionate nurse committed to the delivery of safe, high quality care for Southwark residents. She is very proud to be part of the CCG’s Governing Body and to use this position to influence care.
http://wwwauthor.southwarkccg.nhs.uk/about-us/who-we-are/meet-our-governing-body/PublishingImages/khan.jpgAssociate Professor Michael KhanSecondary care doctor
Following training at Guy’s Hospital Medical School and King’s College London between 1979 and 1985, I have enjoyed nearly 20 years as a consultant physician and clinical academic, during which time I have run a basic science and translational research team, whilst organising and running a large clinical service in dyslipidaemia, endocrinology and coronary prevention. I have also served as head of molecular medicine and acted as an advisor to numerous national and international organisations, including most large pharmaceutical companies, research councils, European Commission and National Iinstitute of Health and are Excellence (NICE). I am proud to have been one of those responsible for setting the 2014 NICE guideline on lipid-lowering drugs and making important life-prolonging preventive medicines available to a much wider population than was hitherto the case. 

For the last three years I have adapted and translated this wide-ranging 'bench to bedside' experience, developed in the academic sphere, to the design and development of novel therapeutics within UK biotech and look forward to new challenges in the coming years.

In addition to my new role on the Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body, I work as an Associate Professor of Medicine with University of Warwick, where I have worked for the past eighteen years.
https://wwwauthor.southwarkccg.nhs.uk/about-us/who-we-are/meet-our-governing-body/PublishingImages/stephen_whittle%20(002).pngStephen WhittleHealthwatch Representative
Stephen has represented Healthwatch Southwark on NHS Southwark CCG’s Governing Body since 2016. The Chair of Healthwatch Southwark’s Advisory Group, Stephen is passionate about making sure the experience of patients and service users can make a difference in the NHS and social care system.

Stephen also chairs Time and Talents – a charity based in Rotherhithe and Bermondsey dedicated to reducing social isolation and increasing physical and mental wellbeing.

Prior to his current roles, Stephen worked at the BBC, where he was the Controller of Editorial Policy. Since retiring, he has regulated both doctors and lawyers, and has chaired a home in Kent for people with learning disabilities.
Ian AbbsMedical Director GSST, KHP co-opted member
Ian Abbs has been Medical Director at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust since January 2011.
He joined the Trust as a consultant renal physician and honorary senior lecturer at King’s College London in 1994 and has had a distinguished clinical and academic career, which has included a broad range of senior management positions.
In addition to his clinical work, Ian has played a key role in the development of Clinical Academic Groups, the management units of King’s Health Partners, and was closely involved in work to integrate with Lambeth and Southwark community services.
https://wwwauthor.southwarkccg.nhs.uk/about-us/who-we-are/meet-our-governing-body/PublishingImages/Usman%20Niazi.jpgUsman NiaziChief Finance Officer