Director of Nursing
Chris is the CCG’s Director of Nursing and works to assure the delivery of the highest levels of service quality, patient safety and value for money in all commissioned services whilst ensuring the patients / carers are central to all decision making and that their voice can be heard across the alliance.
Chris is also the CCG’s lead for Safeguarding Children and Adults and lead for Infection Prevention and Control. His role also fulfils the statutory requirement as Chief Nurse for the CCG.
Secondary Care Clinician
Bill’s role as Secondary Care Clinician brings a broader view, on health and care issue,s to underpin the work of the CCG with particular focus of patient care in the secondary care setting.
Bill worked as a consultant surgeon for Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust for 21 years and was also the Trust’s medical director from 2004 until 2010. His high level of understanding of how care is delivered in a secondary care setting enables him to give an independent strategic clinical view on all aspects of CCG business.
In his role he provides an understanding of how secondary care providers work within the health system and brings appropriate insight to discussions regarding service re-design, clinical pathways and system reform.
Chief Finance Officer
My role as Chief Finance Officer means that I am the governing body‘s professional expert on finance and am responsible for ensuring, through robust systems and processes, the regularity and propriety of expenditure is fully discharged.
This includes making the appropriate arrangements to support, monitor and report on the CCG‘s finances; overseeing robust audit and governance arrangements propriety in the use of CCG resources; advising the governing body on the effective, efficient and economic use of its allocation; deliver required financial targets and duties; and producing the financial statements for audit and publication.
My role as Chief Operating Officer involves ensuring operationally, all of the functions and resources (e.g. planning, performance, finance, etc.) in the CCGs support achievement of their strategies as detailed in their Integrated Service and Operation Plans delivered in commissioning decisions.
My role as Chief Officer is to ensure that the CCG functions effectively, efficiently and economically with the aims of improving the safety and quality of services provided for patients, the health of the local population and the delivery of value for money.
I also ensure that the working arrangements of the CCG reflect good practice, as identified through organisations such as the National Audit Office and NHS England. This includes complying with duties in relation to the delivery of accounts, audit and the provision of information to NHS England.
Another part of my role is to ensure that the CCG conduct themselves in an environment that is well governed and that they make prudent decisions in an open and transparent way, through collaborative working with the public and partners in the health and social care system. By doing this, secure continuous improvements in service quality and outcomes.
Dr David Jones
David graduated from Newcastle University and qualified as a GP in 1995. He has worked as a Partner at Throckley Primary Care, a practice in Newcastle, since 1999. He is also a GP Trainer.
David is currently the Chair of the CCG, but in the past has been the Clinical Director for Children Young People and Families. He is also the Named GP for Child Safeguarding in Newcastle.
Dr Mark Dornan
Assistant clinical chair
Mark graduated in 1999 from Newcastle University and qualified as GP in 2004.
Over the last 14 years he has worked as a GP in various roles including in elderly care.
Mark is a GP, a GP Partner and GP trainer in www.teamsmedicalpractice.nhs.uk in one of the most deprived areas in Gateshead.
Mark chairs the Regional Digital Care Program which was initially requested by the commissioners to feed into the STP.
In all these roles Mark is passionate to support our public and dedicated staff work together to improve our population’s health. Often this will depend on people working together to provide the best care for people, as if they were our family.
Dr Dominic Slowie
Director of complex care and commissioning
Julia has over 30 years’ experience working in the NHS working in a variety of roles including surgery, research and senior management . Julia was a Nurse
Consultant at The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust before moving to the Strategic Health Authority .
She was appointed as Leadership and Service Improvement Manager at the North of Tyne PCTs in 2007 and led on the health response to ‘swine flu’ as
Director of Flu Resilience in 2009.
Julia has most recently been working as Director for Quality development for the Newcastle Gateshead CCG leading on Continuing Healthcare transformation, patient safety and a range of quality initiatives.
Director for the Gateshead system
Director for the Newcastle system
Jackie joined the NHS in 1984 as a nurse and has worked in a number of clinical areas including Coronary Care, Intensive Care and Primary Care.
As a manager Jackie has worked extensively within primary care and has had a breadth of experience in commissioning, clinical leadership and transformation across the North East region.
Jackie is currently working as Director of Strategy & Integration.
Paul has worked in Gateshead since 1984, first as a social worker in adult mental health and then as a team manager of an older people’s mental health team. He also led a team made up of health, social care and the voluntary sector as Gateshead’s dementia collaborative coordinator, improving services for people with dementia and their carers.
A secondment as health development manager enhanced his experience of working with different health services and communities who were living with many inequalities.
Paul retired early from Gateshead Council in 2011 and now works as a sessional support worker with Tyneside Cyrenians in their homeless hostels, ensuring patients, carers and the public are involved with and consulted by Gateshead CCG.
Mandy brings a wealth of experience of working within the community and voluntary sector to her role as lay member for public and patient involvement. However she has been involved with the CCG since shadow form as a voluntary and community representative of the CCG Consortium Board. She is a passionate advocate for young people and has vast experience of successful stakeholder engagement from her working life
She is currently employed as the Chief Executive Officer at Streetwise Young People’s Project, which delivers specialist sexual health, counselling, information, advice and support services to young people.
Following 24 years in the public sector, working within the defence sector, Jeff spent the last ten years working in the community and voluntary sector working with organisations providing services to young people with multiple needs who live in the deprived areas of Newcastle. He read law at Northumbria University and has recently completed a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Durham University.
Jeff’s approach as lay member for governance to ensure that needs and wishes of member practices are accurately represented to ensure that services meet the needs of their patients.
Jeff has a keen interest in research and have recently established a research partnership between both Newcastle CCG’s and FUSE, the region’s Public Health Research Centre of Excellence. The aim of the partnership is to create research capability and capacity within Newcastle by supporting the appointment, development and retention of key staff undertaking or supporting people and patient-based based research.
Michael is lay member for governance and chair of audit committee since November 2012.
He qualified as a public finance accountant in 1976, although he is now semi-retired after a long and varied career in senior finance and audit roles across local government, NHS, universities and the regional development agency.
Michael has been involved in the NHS since 1983 including as hospital finance director and as lead of internal audit. He was previously a non-executive director and chair of the audit committee for Newcastle Primary Care Trust from 2003 – 2011.
Oliver’s experience of public and service user involvement gained across the statutory and voluntary sector equips him with the skills to provide strategic oversight of the CCG’s involvement and engagement activities.
Previously he has previously been a public governor for Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. As a lay member he is responsible for bringing an independent, impartial voice to the work of the CCG.
Dr Peter Ward has been a GP partner at Central Gateshead Medical Group for 12 years. He is particularly interested in treating drug and alcohol abuse, and he leads on child protection and medical student teaching in the practice as well as working on a sessional basis for the out of hours GP service provider Gatdoc.
In the past Peter has been a member of the General Practice Committee and was vice-chair of the GP Registrars’ committee. He currently sits on the Local Medical Committee for South Tyneside and Gateshead.
Sheinaz Stansfield is a practice manager with over 30 years’ experience in the NHS. She initially trained as a nurse and health visitor, and then worked in commissioning at PCT and strategic health authority level, concerned mostly with developing services outside hospital, for example, integrated primary and community services, integrated nursing teams and services in GP practices.
She has also worked for a Primary Care Group as a primary care development and commissioning/contracting manager and helped set up clinical commissioning in Gateshead.
Sheinaz is an elected locality manager for Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group, practice representative on the Gateshead Newcastle CCG Governing Body and the practice manager representative on the RCGP Northern Faculty Board.
Following a career in medical research working for the Medical Research Council, Margaret joined the NHS as a senior manager in 1988. Her particular interests were performance management, clinical governance and patient safety, service improvement, quality assurance and organisational development. Margaret has a Ph.D from her days in medical research and an MBA from her NHS management career.
Since formal retirement from full time employment Margaret has undertaken management consultancy work in the public sector, completing a range of contracts involving strategic review and development, critical event investigation, review of under-performing systems and conflict resolution.
Margaret also undertakes a wide range of voluntary activity. She is Chair of the Northern Neurological Alliance, a trustee of North Tyneside Citizen’s Advice Bureau and a trustee of the Northumbria Historic Churches Trust. She is currently a patient and public involvement lead for a research project at Newcastle Dental School, on access to dentistry for older people in care homes. She also acts as a member of School Admissions Appeals Panels.
Dr Liz Moylett