In addition to being the Chair of the Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group, I am a GP Partner at Hetherington Practice in Clapham where I have worked since 1989.
I trained at Kings College in 1983 and after qualifying I took up a hospital based post in Plymouth before returning to London. During my career I have developed a special interest in mental health, addictions and healthcare for the homeless.
Looking at the future of our local NHS I think it’s important that clinicians involved in commissioning don’t lose touch with the day job, which gives you the reality check you need. In Lambeth we have a shared desire to do well, valuing partnership and co-operation to achieve our goals and that is why collaborative working like the Living Well Collaborative and the Integrated Care Project are so successful.
|Lay member, Vice chair and Audit Lead|
I am a lay member on the Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group with special responsibility for Governance and Audit, I am a Chartered Accountant who has held Executive and Non Executive Director level positions in the private sector and have been a Non Executive Director in the NHS in South East London since 2007, including Audit Chair for Lambeth PCT.
It is important that the Clinical Commissioning Group has local knowledge and I have been a Lambeth resident for over 20 years and a governor of a local primary school as well as having connections with the local voluntary sector.
In Lambeth, clinically-led commissioning, with clinicians working with managers and in partnership with patients, the local council and others, is already starting to produce results for Lambeth residents. As a local user of health services it is important to me that money is spent wisely and decisions are based on improving services. My previous experience and knowledge will help us to make better decisions and as a result improve services for local people.
|GP, Clinical Member|
I am a GP at the Lambeth Walk Group Practice where I have worked since 1995. I am the locality lead for North Lambeth within the Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group.
I have lived in Kennington since 1996, where I am the Kennington Village GP, and am committed to making sure that Lambeth people have access to the best possible healthcare. During my career I have developed specialist interests in mental health, dementia, cancer and end of life care, and patient engagement.
I decided to get involved with Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group because I wanted to use my clinical experience and the experiences of patients to help improve local services so that patients received a better standard of care.
|GP, Clinical Member|
I am Lambeth born and bred and I have spent all my years in General Practice in Lambeth. I have a huge passion to improve the care of our patients but also to improve our working lives to ensure General Practice and our local services remain sustainable.
We are facing some of the toughest challenges to the way we work and deliver care. It is vital that we can rise to these challenges and embrace some of the amazing improvements to systems of care.
I have been involved in various roles within the CCG, south east London and across London. These include working to improve respiratory health by helping to establish the Integrated Respiratory Team, Virtual clinics and the RightBreathe inhaler website.
|Lay Member, Primary Care, Governance and Performance|
I am a Lay Member with specific responsibility for primary care, governance and performance.
I am also a Stakeholder Governor at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and a Trustee at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity. In these roles I have built relationships with local stakeholders and community groups and I have gained valuable knowledge about local health and social care which will help make sure that patient and public voices are heard by the Clinical Commissioning Group.
My career has included chief executive roles within the NHS and more recently I was a non-executive director of Lambeth PCT and NHS SE London. I have a strong commitment to improving the service provided by the local NHS and helping to develop even stronger input from patients and the public.
|Lay Member, Audit, Public Engagement |
My current responsibilities include being vice chair of the Audit Committee and being the lay lead on public engagement. I am particularly keen to ensure that positive good health is promoted and that prevention of ill health is well resourced. I am also committed to improving the joining up of services and specialities to make it easier for patients to find their way round what can be complex and disjointed systems, especially for people with multiple long term conditions.
I have had a varied career, which includes social work, education, politics and the charity sector. My most recent full time role was as chief executive of Alcohol Concern. I am currently on the boards of a housing association and of London Travelwatch, and I chair a charity which provides care and support to people with autism and learning difficulties. I am committed to high quality, effective public and voluntary sector services which are responsive to community and individual needs.
I am the Registered Nurse Member of NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group governing body. I am also Visiting Professor in Nursing London South Bank University and a Fellow of the Queens Nursing Institute.
In the Queen’s honours list in January 2007 I was awarded an MBE for services to nursing and health care. I have also been awarded the Commonwealth Fellowship in 1995.
I am a qualified nurse, midwife and manager. A community nurse by background I also have an MSc in public service management.
During my 45 years in the NHS I have worked mainly in the South East of London and in this role I am particularly keen to influence the new commissioning agenda and believe my past experiences will assist me in supporting the work of the CCG
Lambeth is a vibrant borough with a variety of differing health care needs. I am keen to influence the development of nursing and other clinical services to meet the challenges of providing a quality service to the population of Lambeth.
Away from work I enjoy spending time with my four lively grandchildren.
|Chief Financial Officer|
I am the Chief Financial Officer for Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group.
I live in south east London and during my career I have gained experience of the NHS in both commissioning and provider organisations, in South East and Inner North East London. I believe that clinical commissioning will support the development of commissioning and build on what we’ve achieved to date.
I enjoy working in Lambeth because it is vibrant and challenging and is a borough where I have a long history. We have a strong focus on improving health and reducing health inequality for the population. It is great to work with colleagues in health and partner organisations, who are committed and care about what we do. I am really looking forward to seeing our new premises developments; Clapham One, Akerman Road and West Norwood come to fruition
I am an experienced NHS leader in Lambeth and have worked across the NHS in inner south east London for 23 years. For the past 18 months I have led the Lambeth Executive Team supporting the development of Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group.
As Lambeth PCT Interim Chief Executive, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance since 2002, I worked successfully with Boards and clinical teams to establish the Primary Care Trusts excellent reputation for sustained delivery and effective partnership working.
I am committed to securing the further opportunities that clinical commissioning can bring to improving health and service quality, working in collaboration with our partners both within Lambeth and beyond.
|Chief Executive of Healthwatch Lambeth|
Her role involves developing the organisation as a robust and trusted voice, representing Lambeth residents and making the case for change to improve health and social care outcomes for local people.
Catherine has lived in Lambeth for 26 years and has extensive links to communities and services across the borough. She studied fine art before completing an MBA with the Open University. She has extensive practical experience of working in health and health inequalities including work to prevent HIV infection, disability and long term condition programmes.
Healthwatch Lambeth is an independent charity and membership organisation working to ensure local people can have their say in shaping and improving their health and care services. The organisation tackles inequalities in health and social care, to ensure everyone gets the services they need.
|GP, Clinical Member|
I have been a doctor in Lambeth since she graduated from Guys and St Thomas' medical school in the late 1990s. I then undertook her GP VTS training within the local area and continued in the VTS scheme.
I settled into a local practice (Myatts Field) initially as a salaried doctor in 2002, becoming a partner in 2004.
I have enjoyed being a local GP staying at Myatts Field to see it safely through a merger with Iveagh House forming the new Minet Green surgery in 2015.
I have always been involved in health politics since my GP registrar days; being involved with the BMA GP registrars sub- committee for many years culminating in being nationally elected to the GPC in the historic year of the new GP contract.
I have been involved locally helping to establish the original MSK service, working with PBC and also in securing the funding from the then PCT to establish what has now become the federations.
Always keen to be involved in health issues I was elected to the CCG in 2015 where I am currently enjoying being the Children's and Maternity lead.
|GP, Clinical Member|
I have been a GP Principle for 18 years. My experience with patients living Lambeth gives me an understanding of the population needs, to facilitate health improvement through delivery of a quality service. Urgent care and mental illness are the bread and butter of what our locality clinicians see daily and we are ensuring that the needs of these service users are met within limited resources. I bring my experience as a GP principle, an understanding of these challenges and working effortlessly with my colleagues to deliver milestones and service improvements for Lambeth.
|GP, Clinical Member|
Martin has over 30 years’ experience in general practice and is based at the Streatham High Practice. Qualifying in Birmingham he worked initially in Beckenham with RCGP founder Dr John Fry; there he developed an interest in GP education, authoring a number of books on GP prescribing and practice management and as two times President of the Section of General Practice at the Royal Society of Medicine, running many educational meetings for GPs.
Martin went on to develop a passion for writing and journalism and was for a time editor of GP newspaper and became a regular contributor to the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph on health topics.
In 2000 he helped found the world’s first online medical school in Los Angeles and has continued to create innovative on and offline educational projects working with a variety of organisations ranging from the World Health Organisation to the British Cardiovascular Society. Martin joined the governing body in January 2016.
|Strategic Director of Commissioning|
Helen trained as an accountant in the National Health Service. For ten years she worked in a range of health organisations including primary care, acute and mental health services and regional health organisations. She moved to Social Services in Hampshire in 1997. In 2003 she moved to Lambeth Council, managing finance and resources.
She became Divisional Director of Strategy and Commissioning in Adult and Community Services in 2007. She then led Integrated commissioning across the Council and Lambeth CCG as Director, and is now working as the Strategic Director of Commissioning.
|GP and Clinical lead|
Di has been a GP in Lambeth for 27 years. She was a Partner until 2013, when she changed career to become a salaried GP at Vassall Medical Centre.
Since 2013, she has become one of the growing bands of GP Partners who have had to reduce input and yet do not want to walk away from General Practice. This has been happening nationally due to a gradual decline in funding to General Practice, yet a rise in workload. She is newly energised by her role as a salaried Partner working at Vassall Medical Centre and has since held posts as an “Emerging Leader” and Chair of South East Lambeth Health Partnership GP
Federation. In the past she was the Medical Director at Lambeth PCT.
She is very keen that communities in Lambeth have their health and social care needs assessed and provided using the best evidence available. Her skills are around patient safety and quality, governance (including information and clinical), contracting and bid writing, public health, clinical
effectiveness, medicines optimisation, and workforce development.
|Secondary care doctor|
Mike trained at Guy’s Hospital Medical School and King’s College London between 1979 and 1985. He completed specialist training in General medicine and Endocrinology at UCLH during the 1990s and during that time also received a PhD in neurobiology from UCL. Since then he has enjoyed nearly 20 years as a consultant physician and clinical academic, during which he has run a basic science and translational research team whilst organising and running a large clinical service in dyslipidaemia and endocrinology.
He has particularly focused on establishing dedicated coronary prevention services, including county-wide screening programs for Familial Hypercholesterolemia and others at high risk of premature disease.
Mike has also served as head of molecular medicine and acted as an advisor to numerous national and international organisations, including the EC, research councils and NICE. In 2014 he was part of a team responsible for setting the NICE guideline on lipid-lowering drugs (CG181) and making important life-prolonging preventive medicines available to a much wider population.
In addition to his role on the Governing Body, Mike has been an Associate Professor of Medicine with University of Warwick for the past 18 years.
|GP, Non-voting Member|
Penelope previously worked as a GP in Lewisham. She moved to Lambeth in 2012, as a GP Principal at The Corner Surgery. At the same time she was elected to Lambeth Local Medical Committee (LMC) which represents GPs as providers of services.
In 2016 she became Chair of the LMC. She is an observing member of NHS Lambeth CCG Governing Body. She has worked as a GP lead for dementia for NHS London, NHS Lewisham and NHS Lambeth, in which role she was part of the Clinical Network.
|Chief Medical Officer, GSTT Co-opted Member (non-voting)|
Ian Abbs has been Medical Director at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust since January 2011.
He joined the Trust as a consultant renal physician and honorary senior lecturer at King’s College London in 1994 and has had a distinguished clinical and academic career, which has included a broad range of senior management positions.
In addition to his clinical work, Ian has played a key role in the development of Clinical Academic Groups, the management units of King’s Health Partners, and was closely involved in work to integrate with Lambeth and Southwark community services.
|Interim Director of Public Health|
Ruth is the interim Director of Public Health at Lambeth Council.
Ruth originally trained as a nurse and ‘discovered’ public health whilst working in the West Bank and Gaza in the 1990s. In 2000 she became one of the first 4 London non-medical trainees to undertake Public Health Specialist training. She completed her Public Health Consultant training in 2005. As well as working as a public health consultant she has worked in health policy and research roles at the Kings Fund and in Australia. In 2009 she moved back to SE London as a Public Health Consultant first in a PCT then local Authority. She moved to Lambeth as interim DPH in February 2017.
Her interests include sexual health, mental health and the role of the NHS and local authorities in improving the health of their populations and reducing health inequalities.