GP Clinical Directors
Dr Amol Kelshiker, Chair
Amol works at The Pinn Medical Centre and has a special interest in diabetes and cardiology. A Harrow resident for more than 40 years, Amol has worked in the borough as a GP for more than half of that time and passionately believes in reducing the dependence on hospitals, allowing more patients to be treated in their GP practice, ensuring continuity of care.
Dr Kaushik Karia, Vice Chair
Kaushik is a GP with a special interest in Gynaecology, working at the Aspri Medical Centre. He has worked in the area for more than 20 years. Kaushik would like to see the delivery of quality clinical care to our patients closer to their homes and believes that access to the health care system in Harrow needs to improve, something that can be done by enhancing resources in primary care.
Dr Genevieve Small, Clinical Director
Genevieve is the Named GP for Safeguarding Children for NHS Harrow. She was brought up in Harrow and has worked in the borough for more than ten years, currently at The Ridgeway Surgery. She is passionate about strong community services enabling patients to access services that are more responsive to their day to day needs.
Dr Sharanjit Takher, Clinical Director
Sharanjit is a GP with a special interest in paediatrics, working at the Enderley Road Medical Centre. He worked at the practice as a trainee doctor and was inspired to become a GP by his time there. Among his many clinical interests and roles, Sharanjit is involved in the care of residents at a nursing home for neurodisability, performs minor surgery and joint injections and teaches local medical students.
Dr Muhammad Shahzad, Clinical Director
Dr Muhammad Shahzad is a GP in Harrow at Zain Medical Centre and a resident of the borough. His special interests include musculoskeletal medicine, care of the elderly, urgent care as well as diabetes and endocrinology. Dr Shahzad is a GP trainer, a tutor for Kings College and Imperial College London and an examiner for the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Dr Dilip Patel, Clinical Director
Dilip has been involved with the local health system for 30 years as a clinician and a member of various health related committees. Based at the Civic Medical Centre, he’s a GP with a diverse range of interests including diabetes, ischemic heart disease and urology.
CCG Executive Team
Rob Larkman has been an NHS Chief Executive for over 20 years in both provider and commissioning organisations. He has a background in financial management and has worked in advertising and management consultancy before joining the NHS in 1993. He was Chief Executive of NHS Camden between 2002 and 2009 and, more recently, was the Chief Executive of the Whittington Hospital before moving to North West London.
Paul Jenkins, Interim Chief Operating Officer
In a career in the NHS spanning 28 years, Paul is an experienced health and social care system commissioner. He has held a range of board-level management positions in NHS commissioning and hospital provider roles. Throughout his career Paul has led major programmes of service redesign across primary, secondary care and mental health and has experience of commissioning in all dimensions of health care and primary care contracting.
Paul also has held director portfolios covering information management and technology and performance improvement. He joined NHS Harrow CCG in January 2017, but has worked previously in NW London as deputy chief executive at Westminster Primary Care Trust and managing director with NW London’s acute commissioning partnership.
Paul has held a number of trustee appointments with charitable not-for-profit organisations focused on health promotion, HIV & sexual health, and supporting people with and alcohol and drug addictions.
Neil Ferrelly - Chief Financial Officer
Neil has worked in NHS Finance for more than 35 years and has experience from both acute trusts and in NHS commissioning roles. Before coming to NW London CCGs, Neil was the director of finance at North West Surrey CCG. Before that, he was Primary Care Trust (PCT) Director of Finance at Harrow, West Sussex and Kingston and the Joint Chief Finance Officer of both NHS Richmond CCG and NHS Kingston CCG.
Neil has a vital role supporting clinical commissioners to ensure that the CCGs’ resources are used to provide the best health outcomes for people in Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon.
Diane Jones - Director of Quality and Safety
Diane has worked in the NHS for over 25 years and is a trained midwife. She joined BHH CCGs from NHS Greenwich CCG where she was the Director of Integrated Governance, and took up her new role in March 2017. Diane has significant leadership experience, having worked at senior management level for the past 10 years. Prior to her role at NHS Greenwich CCG, Diane was Deputy Nurse Director with NHS Redbridge CCG.
Alex Faulkes – Director of Delivery and Performance
Alex has over 16 years of experience working in the NHS, spanning acute hospitals, mental health trusts and specialist providers.
He joined BHH CCGs from Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, where he was Associate Director of Performance, Contracting and Planning. Before that he headed up the performance and planning team at Great Ormond Street Hospital and has also held a general management role at King’s College Hospital.
His portfolio includes performance monitoring and management across the three BHH CCGs as well the London Ambulance Service on behalf of CCGs across London.
Ian Holder, BHH Lay Member (Governance), Chair of BHH Audit and Remuneration Committees
Ian previously held roles as a Non-Executive Director (NED) and Deputy Chair for an NHS Foundation Trust providing mental health and community services where he also went on to chair the Audit Committee. He is a chartered accountant with extensive experience as a director of multinational companies and formerly a mentor for the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) Financial Leaders of the Future Programme.
Ian’s specialities include being an organisational consultant, executive coach and senior accredited BACP registered counselling psychotherapist.
Sanjay Dighe, Lay Member
Sanjay is responsible for Patient and Public Engagement. He is also principal of a company specialising in financial risk management. He is an honorary director of Third Sector Potential, a social enterprise supporting the voluntary sector. Sanjay is the Chair of the BBC Trust’s London Audience Panel.
Richard Smith, Lay Member
Richard has spent his career helping organisations to get the best from the people who work for them – and people to give their best to their organisations. Specialising in leadership development, managing change, and the effectiveness of senior teams, he held senior posts in retail, manufacturing, IT and banking industries. Richard now leads an international consulting practice, and is an author on change management. He has been a Harrow resident for over 30 years.
Hiten Shah, Lay Member
Governing Body members
Dr Sandy Gupta, Secondary Care Doctor
Sandy is the Consultant Cardiologist at Whipps Cross and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals since 1999. He has a keen interest in research concerning inflammation and heart disease and was awarded a British Heart Foundation (BHF) research fellowship.
Andrew Howe, Director of Public Health, Harrow Council
Andrew is the jointly appointed Director of Public Health for Barnet and Harrow Councils. He moved to Harrow in 2008 and previously worked as Director of Public Health for NHS Blackpool and Blackpool Council.
Mina Kakaiya, Representative, Healthwatch Harrow
Mina has over twenty years of working in the health and social care sector, especially within the NHS mental health field, and has a proven track record in social work and community development.
Mina was part of a team that helped to guide the improvement of East London NHS Foundation Trust translation services, and in developing culturally responsive wellbeing services in Hackney.