Our Board

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Dr Nicolas Small, Chair, Board GP Hertsmere

I trained at St Mary's Hospital London, and have been a GP Partner at Schopwick Surgery, Elstree since 1996. As Chair of Herts Valleys CCG Board, I represent Hertsmere locality and am clinical lead for training and education. I am also especially interested in support for carers and making sure that patients and the public are fully engaged in our work.

In my spare time I enjoy holidaying in my motor home and am also a Health Coordinator for Pekingese Dogs - working with the Kennel Club to try and address some of the breed's health issues.

Dr Trevor Fernandes, Board GP Dacorum, Deputy Clinical Chair

I qualified in Medicine from St. Thomas’s Hospital in London in 1988 and have been a GP in Dacorum for 22 years. I am Deputy Clinical Chair and Clinical Lead for the contract with West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust.

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Dr Mike Edwards, Board GP Hertsmere

I qualified as a doctor in 1985 from Charing Cross Hospital Medical School and, after a period of working in hospital medicine, became a GP partner at Fairbrook Medical Centre in Borehamwood. I particularly support the Nursing and Quality Team and am closely involved with the Royal Free Hospital contract and the recent acquisition by them of Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals.

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Dr Mike Walton, Board GP St Albans and Harpenden

I qualified in Medicine from Birmingham University in 1988 and have been a GP in St Albans for 16 years. I am CCIO for the CCG and currently Clinical Lead for Diabetes and for Pathology within Herts Valleys CCG.

I live in St Albans with my family and when not working I enjoy theatre, cooking, eating, socialising and music.

Dr Richard Pile, Board GP St Albans and Harpenden

I graduated from Nottingham University Medical School in 1996 and have been a GP partner at Parkbury House in St Albans since August 2000. I am a GP with a special interest in Echocardiography and Cardiology, Telemedicine and Vascular Medicine. I am the Board Lead for communications. As well as working as a GP, I do a weekly echocardiogram clinic for patients with suspected heart failure and I am also part of the team behind the Starpace website, which supports education in primary care.

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Dr Rami Eliad, Board GP Watford and Three Rivers

I qualified from Sheffield University in 1985 and completed my GP training in Derbyshire before becoming a partner at Garston Medical Centre. As a local GP for the last 25 years, I am an LMC member, GP trainer and appraiser. I am the CCG's Clinical Lead for Children, Young People and Maternity and a member of the Audit Committee.

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Dr Clair Moring, Board GP Watford and Three Rivers

I qualified in Medicine from Cambridge and the Royal Free hospital in London in 1991. I have been a GP in Watford for 18 years and I work at Callowland Practice. I am the clinical lead for the contract with Hertfordshire Community Trust and medicines optimisation. I am passionate about maintaining high quality health services while ensuring individual responsibility for their health care and use of resources.

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Kathryn Magson, Chief Executive

Kathryn Magson started as CEO on 16 March 2017. Kathryn has 12 years of experience in the NHS and almost a decade of experience in NHS senior management. She comes to Herts Valleys CCG from Richmond CCG where she was the STP lead for south west London.

Kathryn lives in Hertfordshire with her partner and two sons.

Caroline Hall, Chief Finance Officer




Diane Curbishley, Director of Nursing and Quality

I have over 29 years’ experience in the NHS, qualifying as a Registered General Nurse in 1989 at the Royal Free Hospital. I specialised in infection control for 12 years before doing an MA in Health Law and Ethics and moving into NHS commissioning. I have been a Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality for over five years, joining Herts Valleys CCG in September 2013 in that role.

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Thida Win, secondary care consultant

I got my primary medical qualification in Myanmar in 1993. I gained my Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in 2002 and have been a consultant in general and respiratory medicine at East and North Herts NHS Trust for more than a decade. My management experience includes: Lead for the clinical study group (respiratory) at East of England Academic Health Science Network, lung cancer chair for Herts and Beds Cancer Network and clinical director (respiratory) for East of England Strategic Clinical Network. I have a commitment to education and research - I was appointed honorary professor of clinical medicine (University of Buckingham) and honorary reader (University College London).

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