70 Years of the NHS NHS Kingston

CCG governing body

The Governing Body has been elected by Kingston GPs to lead the CCG's work.

Governing Body members bring their clinical knowledge and experience to the table to ensure the services we buy are clinically-focused and patient-centred. 

The team meets every month – and the meetings are held in public, so you’re more than welcome to come along and find out more about the work we’re doing. 

Governing body

Voting members

Dr Naz Jivani (GP), Chair

Sarah Blow, Accountable Officer, South West London Alliance CCGs

James Murray, Chief Finance Officer, South West London Alliance CCGs

Professor David Knowles, Vice Chair (Lay member)

Dr Phil Moore, Deputy Chair (clinical)

Tonia Michaelides, Managing Director, Kingston & Richmond CCGs

Kathryn Yates, Nurse Member

Paul Gallagher, Lay Member

Jim Smyllie, Lay Member

Nadeem Nayeem, Secondary Care Consultant

Dr Gareth Hull, GP Member

Dr Naeem Iqbal, GP Member

Dr Pete Smith, GP Member

Dr Annette Pautz, GP member

Non-voting members

Dr Atin Goel, Chair, Council of Members

Professor Liz Meerabeau, Healthwatch Representative

Iona Lidington, Director of Public Health

Council of Members

A Council of Members has also been developed as part of the CCG governance structure. The council consists of a representative from each GP practice to ensure all GP practice views are represented. The group meets on a monthly basis, to hold the governing body to account and to help determine the strategic direction of the CCG. A chair and vice-chair have been elected to the group:

Dr Atin Goel, Chair

Vice-Chair, vacant



Dr Naz Jivani, Chair

Dr Jivani is a partner at The Groves Medical Centre. 

He is chair of the Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body and works with other GPs, NHS Kingston, Kingston Council and Kingston's local Healthwatch to take forward the integration of health and social care. 

He has been a GP in Kingston for 20 years. He specialises in musculoskeletal conditions and is currently leading a programme of improvements in this area. He is also Clinical Lead for End of Life Care and co-chairs the London Transformation Board. 

Sarah Blow, Accountable Officer, South West London Alliance CCGs, Senior Responsible Officer South West London Sustainability and Transformation Partnership

Sarah was appointed Accountable Officer for the South West London Alliance of CCGs, taking full accountability for Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Groups in April 2017 and Sutton Clinical Commissioning Groups in April 2018.

Sarah is also the Senior Responsible Officer for the South West London Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP). All health and care organisations across South West London continue to work closely together through the South West London STP programme, known as the South West London Health and Care Partnership, and are supported by Sarah as the lead.

Prior to her role in South West London, Sarah led Bexley CCG, as Chief Officer, through authorisation and significant financial challenge to be a successful organisation with a strong collaborative approach. Sarah has held numerous senior management roles in the NHS; leading programmes across South East London STP and London, transformation and redesign in East Sussex and working widely across systems to improve services and deliver sustainability including joint posts with East Sussex County Council. Sarah has previously worked in operational roles and strategic roles within providers and the Department of Health.

Sarah is very familiar with South West London and has been a resident in South West London all her life, and has worked at Sutton and Merton PCT in the past. Sarah holds an MBA, PG Dip in Healthcare Systems Management and a BA (Hons) History and Humanities. 

James Murray, Chief Finance Officer

James has been working within the NHS for over 25 years across a number of different NHS organisations, at a senior level in provider and commissioning organisations, as well as the civil service at a regional level.  He has held interim director roles at both NHS trust and commissioning organisations. 

James was Interim Chief Finance Officer for Nene CCG from March - October 2015.  Most recently James was successful in moving from Interim CFO for SWL Alliance CCGs to the substantive position of CFO for SWL Alliance CCGs.

Professor David Knowles, Vice Chair (lay member)

David has lived in Kingston since 1975. He  worked in the NHS for 26 years and was District General Manager and then Chief Executive of Central London Health Authorities for 18 years. He then moved to the King's Fund where for 10 years he was Director of Leadership Development.

He is an Associate Professor of Lancaster University and a Director of the Advanced Leadership  Programme for senior clinicians and managers at the University of Toronto.

David is a former President of the Institute of Health Management and, for six years, was a Non-Executive Director of St Georges Hospital NHS Trust. He was awarded a CBE for services to health care in 2010.

Dr Phil Moore, Deputy Chair (Clinical),
Joint Associate Medical Director

Phil qualified in Edinburgh in 1975 and has worked as a GP since 1980, the last 28 years as a partner at Central Surgery in Surbiton. He is deputy chair (clinical) for the Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group and Joint Associate Medical Director for the borough.

He is currently helping to lead a programme of improvements to local mental health services and has also been instrumental in driving the redevelopment of the Surbiton Hospital site.

Phil is a GP trainer, a teaching fellow at Imperial College, London and is lead on GP appraisal for Kingston. He chairs the London region meetings of the National Association of Primary Care.

He has an interest in microenterprise in developing countries and is trustee of an international charity supporting such projects.

Tonia Michaelides, Managing Director,  Kingston and Richmond CCGs

Tonia has over 27 years of NHS management experience including in strategic leadership roles in both provider and commissioning organisations, including Chief Officer, Kingston CCG.

As Managing Director of Kingston and Richmond CCG’s she is responsible for the delivery of the CCG’s quality, finance and performance targets as well as working with leaders across the two boroughs to transform health and care services.

Tonia also leads on delivering transformation on a wider footprint as SWL Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) for Mental Health. Tonia also operates at a London level, co-sponsoring the development of the London Mental Health Dashboard and the implementation of the s136 pathway. Tonia’s interest and passion is the transformation of services and the integration of health and care to achieve the best possible outcomes for people.

Kathryn Yates, Nurse Member

Kathryn is a registered nurse, health visitor and nurse teacher and has worked across London in a variety of positions within health, education and social care.

Kathryn moved from Wales to London to train as a nurse, qualifying as a registered nurse in 1991. Her first post was at Kingston Hospital specialising in gynaecology and urology, followed by seven years working in the intensive care team at Atkinson Morley’s Hospital. Kathryn then studied psychology and trained as a counsellor before becoming a health visitor and then designated nurse for looked after children and young people in Southwark.

Kathryn later became a senior lecturer in public health, community and primary care, with specialist interests which include clinical supervision, public health, domestic abuse and pre-post-natal depression. Kathryn is a clinical supervisor, trainer and consultant and was a lead for practice learning at Kingston and St George’s University of London before taking up the Royal College of Nursing UK lead for primary, community and integrated care.

Kathryn is currently the director for primary care nursing, workforce transformation and innovation at Londonwide Local Medical Committees. Kathryn is an honorary lecturer at Kingston and St George’s, and a Royal Society of Medicine, general practice with primary healthcare section council member.

Paul Gallagher, Lay member

Paul Gallagher was appointed Audit Chair at NHS South West London in March 2011 and is also the Conflict of Interest Guardian for Kingston CCG. Prior to that he was a Non Executive Director at NHS Kingston.

Following a career that began in Local Government, Paul has worked in the private sector for the last 15 years where he has held a number of senior leadership, strategic and delivery director roles supplying IT, professional and support services to the public sector as well as private sector organisations.

As well as working for Fujitsu, he recently held a senior outsourcing role with Xansa plc (now Steria) to develop the ground-breaking Shared Service joint venture between the Department of Health and the private sector with the creation of NHS Shared Business Services, where he was Operations Director. Paul is a Chartered Accountant and MBA and lives in Kingston.

Jim Smyllie, Lay member for Patient and Public Engagement

Jim was appointed in January 2016.  He has lived in South West London for over twenty years.  Jim’s thirty-year executive career in the public sector included ten years in the NHS, and senior planning and strategy roles in several government departments and agencies; including as an Executive Director of Natural England, the government’s adviser on the natural environment which looks after some of England’s most important landscapes and wildlife sites.  Jim is also a Trustee of the Landscape Institute and Chair of the Kaloko Trust, an NGO working on integrated rural development – including healthcare and education – in northern Zambia.  He is a published writer, and is walking, slowly, England’s national trails. 

Nadeem Nayeem, Secondary Care Doctor

Nadeem Nayeem has over 25 years’ experience working in Emergency Departments in the NHS. He is the Director of Trauma and the Lead for Medical Appraisals at University Hospital in Lewisham and has been there since 1993. At national and International levels he teaches on advanced cardiac and trauma resuscitation courses and is an examiner for the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.

Nadeem was previously the Clinical Director of the Emergency Department from 1993 – 2016; Regional Advisor (London) for the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and a member of the College Council (2008 - 12) and was the chair of the Emergency Medicine Training (ACCS) committee (2007 – 10) for South London.

Dr Gareth Hull - GP Member

Dr Hull studied in Nottingham and after working in Australia for a year completed his GP training in London.  He has been a  partner at Sunray Surgery for the last 10 years and has an interest in Diabetes and teaching medical students.

He joined the CCG in 2015 and has lead roles for diabetes, antenatal care and working with the local GP federation

Dr Naeem Iqbal, GP member

Dr Naeem Iqbal is a partner at West Barnes Surgery and has been a GP in Kingston borough for 19 years. 

Naeem has been involved in commissioning of local services since 2005. His areas of special interest are service redesign, especially in the fields of ophthalmology and gynaecology. He was the lead clinician in Kingston CCGs recent procurement of a new community ophthalmology service.

His other roles include the CCG Lead for Equality and Diversity and he is the Caldicott Guardian.

Dr Peter Smith, GP member

Dr Peter Smith is a partner at Churchill Medical Centre and has been a GP in Kingston borough for more than 28 years. His areas of special interest are children's services, evidence based medicine, self-care and patient involvement, amongst many others.

Previously Pete was co-chair of Kingston Primary Care Group and one of the founders of Thamesdoc. He is Vice President of the National Association of Primary Care and co-chair of the national Self Care Forum. He received an OBE for services to medicine in 2004.

Dr Annette Pautz - GP member

Dr. Annette Pautz has been a Partner at Holmwood Corner Surgery in New Malden since 2005. She has been involved with commissioning in Kingston for many years as a Clinical Lead and was Chair of the Kingston CCG Council of Members from 2015 – 2017.

Annette leads on Respiratory Medicine for the CCG and has been involved in the implementation of the Community Respiratory Service, with whom she still works closely.  She has helped to jointly form a Local Respiratory Group which meets 3-4 times a year and enables closer working between Community Services, Secondary Care and Primary Care. She worked on the Kingston At Home Project which was an early project of integration between certain aspects of Social Care and Community Care, promoting more integrated working, and for the last 3 years has been the Kingston Co-ordinated Care Project Clinical lead looking at how better to Integrate Care Provision across Primary, Secondary, Community and Social Care. Annette is also the CCG’s Clinical Lead on Community Services commissioning.

Professor Liz Meerabeau, Healthwatch Representative
(non-voting member)

Liz has lived in Kingston for 31 years has been a trustee of Healthwatch Kingston since January 2016.

Prior to her retirement she spent 40 years working in and with the NHS as a health visitor, as an academic (in health visiting and nursing) and as a research manager at the Department of Health.

For 14 years she was the Dean of the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Greenwich; under her leadership it greatly improved its quality and increased its size and range, including paramedic science and social work. She was an appointed governor at Oxleas Mental Health Trust for 3 years.

She has had extensive experience of committee work, including research funding committees and NHS research ethics committees, most recently as the vice-chair at Harrow. Until recently she was a visiting professor in the joint faculty at Kingston/St George’s.

She has a particular interest in patient experience, particularly in infertility and long-term illnesses (on which she has published) and is concerned about the need for greater integration of health and social care (and the need for more equitable funding). 

Iona Lidington, Director of Public Health, Kingston (non voting member)

Iona originally studied biology, doing a degree in biological sciences at Plymouth University. She went on to follow in her mother’s footsteps by becoming a registered dietitian, having studied for her post graduate diploma in dietetics at Leeds.  

She worked in a series of NHS posts, where her interest in promoting good health came to the fore and she opted to work in the sphere of health promotion and public health. She was awarded the Caroline Walker Trust community award in 1994 for her health based social movement campaign: “Chuck Sweets off the Checkout”. She went on to obtain a masters degree in public health from St George’s University of London Medical School in 2004. Iona has worked in south west London throughout this time, and in Kingston for the past ten years.

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