​​​​​​Governing Body members


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GP, Chair
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.

Adrian McLachlan
Lay Member, Vice Chair, Audit Lead
I am a consultant specialising in transformational change. The majority of my career was spent at the Sunday Times as Associate Managing Editor (CFO) for this leading Sunday Paper, with a turnover of £120M.

I am a qualified Chartered Accountant, Chartered Management Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. I am also a Chartered Director with an MSc in Strategic Management accounting.

I am a Commissioner for the Judicial Appointment Commission, which selects candidates for judicial office in Courts and tribunals. And I am an Adult and Family Court Magistrate.

I sit on a number of Boards to include the Public service Honours Committee, the Henry Smith Charity and am a disciplinary Panel member, of the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council.  In the recent past I have had various Board level appointments including being a Governor of St George’s Hospital, Tooting, London Metropolitan University, The Royal Parks Agency, and South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust.
Accountable Officer for Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham CCGs
Andrew is currently the accountable officer for  the six CCGs in south east London (Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham).  In December 2017 Andrew also became the south east London Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) lead.

Andrew has worked in the NHS in London for the last 15 years, and the last nine years in south east London where he was a Primary Care Trust Board Executive before becoming the Accountable Officer for NHS Southwark CCG since its inception in 2013.

In addition to his CCG roles, Andrew is also the senior responsible officer for primary care transformation across London as part of the Healthy London Partnership.

Throughout his career Andrew has led major programmes of service redesign across primary and secondary care and has experience of commissioning in all aspects of care.  Andrew is passionate about local communities, involving residents in shaping the local services they receive, and collaborative approaches to strategic change.  He believes that bringing together clinical expertise of the doctors and nurses leading commissioning organisations and the knowledge and experiences of patients can bring about real sustainable change and make NHS services the best they can be.
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.

Raj Mitra
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
I am a Lay Member with specific responsibility for 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.

Sue Gallagher
Lay Member
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.
Registered Nurse
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.


Ami David
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

Christine Caton
Strategic Director: Integrated Health and Care
I am an experienced NHS leader in Lambeth and have worked across the NHS in inner south east London for over 20 years. I led the Lambeth Executive Team supporting the development of Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group before taking up my current role for Lambeth Together.

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.

Andrew Eyres
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.

Catherine Pearson
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.

Dr Nandini Mukhopadhyay
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.
Dr Martin Godfrey
GP, Clinical Member
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.
Director of Public Health
Ruth is the 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.