The member practices of West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group have appointed a Governing Body to carry out their commissioning functions.
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Chris grew up locally in Ellesmere Port before undertaking his medical degree at the University of Liverpool, qualifying in 2005. He worked for several years as a junior doctor at the Countess of Chester Hospital before completing his General Practice training on the Wirral.
He worked as a GP partner in Great Sutton Medical Centre until July 2016 and since then has worked as a GP at The Rock Surgery, Frodsham. He enjoys the variety of General practice and the opportunity to practice holistic family medicine, getting to know his patients and the local community.
Chris was elected as Chair of the Clinical Commissioning Group, taking up the roll in January 2017 following the retirement of the previous Chair and is eager to build upon the work already done in breaking down barriers between parts of the healthcare system and keeping patients’ needs at the centre of decision making. His role as Chair includes providing a clinical voice and leadership to the organisation and chairing its governing body and membership council.
In his spare time he is kept busy with his young family and enjoys reading, listening to music and running.
Alison started her working life in Marks and Spencer, working in accounts and then the food division in Baker Street London.
After graduating from the University of Kent with a degree in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management she joined the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme.
The majority of her NHS experience has been in primary care. Previously she worked as a neighbourhood commissioning manager in Liverpool starting with just 7 GP practices, growing over time to over 20 practices as a Primary Care Trust Director of Planning and Performance.
Alison has also worked as part of a national “turnaround” team focusing on improving performance in NHS organisations including the ambulance service. She has worked with West Cheshire for nearly 10 years. Her personal ambition is to help everyone feel part of the NHS and for the 250,000 people in West Cheshire to live the best life possible.
As well as working for the NHS, Alison enjoys a busy family life. She is married to a photographer and is a mother to two children. She is Chair of Birkenhead District Scouts and enjoys all the challenges that this work-life balance brings.
Alan’s professional background is in finance, and he has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) since 1977. He has spent his entire career in the public services, beginning with 16 years in a variety of finance roles in Local Authorities, before moving to the NHS in 1988.
He retired from the position of Chief Executive at an NHS Foundation Trust in Essex in 2013. His key skills and interests are in financial management, corporate governance, business strategy, board development and regulatory compliance.
Alan has 23 years’ experience at Board level in NHS acute hospitals, 13 as Finance Director and 10 as CEO, and includes in his achievements the successful leadership of the application to become a first wave Foundation Trust in 2004, and overseeing the delivery of statutory financial duties for 23 consecutive years. Alan has led on all aspects of NHS service developments including the establishment of the £60 million regional Essex Cardiothoracic Centre in 2007.
Alan has family roots in Liverpool and moved to Merseyside from Essex in 2015. He was appointed as Vice Chair / Lay Member for West Cheshire CCG in June 2018.
After graduating from the University of Teesside in 1991, Gareth began his career in the NHS working in the Finance Department of Chester Health Authority. For more than twenty years he has worked in various commissioning organisations across Cheshire surviving many reorganisations.
Dr Jeremy Perkins was born and brought up in Ellesmere Port, qualified from Liverpool Medical School in 1994 and has worked as a GP in Neston since 1999. He is married with 2 daughters.
Jeremy enjoys training medical students, assists in registrar tuition and is hoping to become a GP trainer in the near future.
Outside work interests tend to be of a sporting nature with masters rowing and junior rowing coaching on the Dee, badminton and running (including Snowdonia, Liverpool and Amsterdam marathons).
Andy qualified in medicine from Liverpool University in 1992 and became a GP Partner at Great Sutton Medical Centre in 2000 and a GP Partner at Old Hall surgery in 2017.
He was appointed Prescribing Lead for Ellesmere Port and Neston Primary Care Trust in 2002 and was Clinical Adviser to Western Cheshire Primary Care Trust in 2009.
He has been Medical Director of the Clinical Commissioning Group since 2013 and has leadership responsibilities in improving the quality of general practice, medicines management and elective care transformation.
He is married with three children and in his spare time enjoys cycling, travelling and keeping fit.
He has recently retired from Chester Round Table but still gets involved with local charity fundraising activities.
Steve trained at Southampton Medical School, graduating in 1987.
Pam is an Occupational Therapist by profession. She worked in Local Government for 32 years in social care, during which time she managed care homes, inspected and redesigned services and worked in various management positions. Her last role was Executive Director in Warrington where she managed adult social care; environmental health; trading standards; libraries; culture, sport and leisure services, and neighbourhood development. She was also a member of the PCT Board and Professional Executive Committee.
Dr Annabel Jones was brought up in Chester and qualified as a doctor in 1991 having trained at the Universities of Cambridge and London. She returned to her home town where she completed her professional training as a GP. Annabel joined Boughton Health Centre, Chester, in 1997 where she continues to practice as a GP.
Annabel has worked for the clinical commissioning group as a clinical lead for long term conditions since 2013 and has recently been elected as GP representative for the Chester City locality on the Governing Body.
Kieran is a qualified accountant with significant strategic management experience in public services.
He runs his own consultancy company with a range of fire and rescue service, local government and housing clients.
Previous to that he was as Deputy Chief Executive at Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority.
Kieran has extensive experience of operating at board level having sat on the boards of a range of different housing associations over the last 15 years as well as the Housing Market Renewal board for Merseyside, the Chief Fire Officer’s Association board and the board of the charitable company Toxteth Firefit Hub.
In his spare time Kieran is an enthusiastic horse rider competing in local competitions.
Ian was appointed Director of Public Health for Cheshire West and Chester Council in June 2017.
He has a background in delivering nationally recognised health improvement programmes within Local Authorities and NHS Trusts across the North West. Having completed his MPH at the University of Liverpool in 2009, Ian then commenced specialist public health training across Greater Manchester in 2010.
Joining Salford City Council’s Public Health team in 2014, he was responsible for leading and managing the directorates commissioning spend and its innovative arrangement with Salford CCG. As the prevention lead for Salford’s nationally recognised integrated care system, his leadership resulted in the City achieving the World Health Organisation Age Friendly City status and enabled it to become a successful demonstrator site for the National Diabetes Prevention programme.
Ian is now responsible for developing vibrant and healthy communities across Cheshire West and Chester with the aim of increasing inclusive leisure, heritage and culture opportunities recognising the many health benefits that this creates.
As a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and the lead DPH for sexual health in Cheshire and Merseyside, Ian is also overseeing the national Public Health England pilot for collaborative sexual health commissioning.
Prior to moving into commissioning, Paula worked for 20 years in clinical services both as an occupational therapist and as a clinical manager. She has delivered and managed health care services in all the local providers across Wirral and Cheshire and social services.
After graduating from the University of Nottingham in 2000 with a first class honours degree in Neuroscience, Laura began her career in the NHS within primary care at North Cheshire Health Authority. Since then, Laura has had a number of senior management roles working across primary, secondary and tertiary care, most recently as Head of Collaborative Commissioning for Western Cheshire Primary Care Trust.
Sheila is a Registered Nurse and Midwife. She has worked in many operational and strategic roles during her career and has a wealth of experience in the provision and commissioning of health services. She was Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality across Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral before her retirement in 2013. Since then she has held the post of Nurse Board member for North Manchester CCG until April 2017.
Sheila is passionate about nursing and ensuring the delivery of safe effective quality healthcare and the involvement of the patient, their family and carers in the decision-making process. She holds a BA (Hons) in Health Studies a MSc in Healthcare Management, and M.A. in Health Law.