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Our Governing Body (Board)

The CCG membership is accountable for exercising the statutory functions of the CCG. The membership has chosen to grant authority for most functions to a governing body, our board, to act on their behalf. There are sixteen members of the CCG board, which is made up of:

  • Eight GPs, two from each of our four locality areas, one of whom is appointed Chair of the CCG and one of whom is the deputy clinical chair.
  • Four lay members, one of whom is appointed Deputy Chair of the CCG. Among these members, one has responsibility for governance matters, one for primary care commissioning and one for public and patient participation.
  • A Secondary Care Specialist Doctor (hyperlink)
  • Three Executive members: the Chief Executive Officer (Accountable Officer), the Chief Finance Officer and the Director of Nursing and Quality. (hyperlinks)
  • Look at our Executive structure chart for more information. The legal role of our board is to:
  • Ensure that the CCG has appropriate arrangements in place to exercise its functions effectively, efficiently and economically and in accordance with the CCG’s principles of good governance, which include the Nolan Principles. (link to document)
  • Determine the remuneration, fees and other allowances payable to employees, office holders or other persons providing services to the CCG.
  • Approve any functions of the CCG that are specified in regulations.

Further, in discharging functions of the CCG that have been delegated to the CCG board, board committees or joint committees, individuals must: (links to documents)

  • Comply with the principles of good governance (as link above).
  • Operate in accordance with the CCG’s Scheme of Reservation and Delegation.
  • Comply with the CCG’s standing orders.
  • Comply with the CCG’s arrangements for discharging its statutory duties.
  • Where appropriate, ensure that member practices have had the opportunity to contribute to the CCG’s decision making process.

Our board is supported by the following committees, the terms of reference for each having been agreed by the board: (link to documents ToR)

  • Audit Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Primary Care Commissioning Committee (link to page: Who we are)
  • Quality Committee
  • Finance and Performance Committee
  • Commissioning Executive Committee
  • Patient and Public Involvement Committee

GP members

Doctor

Nicolas Small

Chair, Board GP Hertsmere

Doctor

Trevor Fernandes

Board GP Dacorum, Deputy Clinical Chair

Doctor

Corina Ciobanu

Board GP Dacorum

Doctor

Kate Page

Board GP Hertsmere and Locality chair

Doctor

Richard Pile

Board GP St Albans and Harpenden

Doctor

Daniel Carlton-Conway

Board GP St Albans and Harpenden and Locality Chair

Doctor

Rami Eliad

Board GP Watford and Three Rivers

Doctor

Kevin Barrett

Board GP Watford and Three Rivers and Locality Chair

Lay members

Doctor

Stuart Bloom

Lay Member, Deputy Chair

Doctor

Alison Gardner

Lay Member

Doctor

Paul Smith

Lay Member

Doctor

Thelma Stober

Lay Member

Secondary care consultant

Doctor

Thida Win

Secondary care consultant

Executive members

Doctor

Kathryn Magson

Chief Executive

Doctor

Diane Curbishley

Director of Nursing and Quality

Doctor

Caroline Hall

Chief Finance Officer

Executive team (Advisory capacity)

Doctor

Juliet Rodgers

Associate Director of Communications and Engagement

Doctor

Hein Scheffer

Director of Workforce

Doctor

Rod While

Head of Corporate Governance

Doctor

Lynn Dalton

Director of Primary Care

Doctor

David Evans

Director of Commissioning

Members of the public are reminded that CCG Board meetings are meetings held in public, not public meetings.

All board meetings take place in public unless in the opinion of the Chair of the CCG board it is in the public interest to meet in private session.

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