Governing Body

Harrow CCG's Governing Body is responsible for making the final decisions within the CCG and is accountable to our GP member practices and NHS England.

 

GP Clinical Directors

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Dr Genevieve Small, Chair

Genevieve was brought up in Harrow and has been a Partner at the Ridgeway Surgery since 2001. She has worked as the Named GP for Safeguarding Children in Harrow since 2005 and was a Clinical Director in Harrow CCG since its inception. She is passionate about strong community healthcare and helping the people of Harrow to access quality health services that are responsive to their day to day needs.

 

 

 

 

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Dr Muhammad Shahzad, Vice Chair

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.

 

 

 

 

image Dr Radhika Balu, Clinical Director

Dr Radhika Balu completed her postgraduate training in Yorkshire and London, and has worked as a GP partner, GP trainer and locum in Harrow. She is committed to improving health outcomes for residents in the borough, and values creativity and innovation in delivering local healthcare.

 

 

 

 

image Dr Himagauri Kelshiker, Clinical Director

Himagauri is a GP at Bacon Lane Surgery and is a GP Trainer and Appraiser. She has spent all of her GP career in Harrow having trained locally at Northwick Park Hospital. Her interests are in diabetes, dermatology and women’s health. Himagauri believes that working towards preventing long term conditions will go a long way to ensure the sustainability of the NHS in the future.

 

 

 

 

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Dr Ali Dhankot, Clinical Director

Dr Ali Dhankot is a sessional GP with a special interest in musculoskeletal medicine and medical education. He is a Harrow resident and has worked in the borough since 2010.  As well as his clinical practice, he is a tutor for Imperial College medical students and an appraiser for GPs in North West London.  

 

 

 

 

Lay members

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Richard Smith, Lay Member and Deputy Chair

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.

 

 

 

image Hiten Shah, Lay Member

Hiten is committed to equalities, diversity and social justice issues in both his personal and professional life. He has worked in a variety of organisations including the Home Office and established his own consultancy, advising clients across different sectors to empower them to deliver quality services and equality for staff and diverse communities. He has written or co-written a number of publications and reports for practitioner use. He is a family man and has been resident in Harrow for nearly twenty years.

 

 

 

Secondary Care Clinician

Sandy Gupta

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.

 

 

 

 

Executive Team

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Mark Easton, Accountable Oficer

Mark has 30 years of NHS experience, mainly working in the NHS in London, including posts in commissioning, providers and regulation.  Most recently he was STP programme director in south east London, and before that undertook a number of chief executive roles including Chief Executive for Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals, Chief Executive for Brent Primary Care Trust and CEO for North central London SHA. Immediately before his appointment Mark was working in North West London as the interim Director for our STP.

 

 

image Javina Sehgal, Managing Director

Javina has been Managing Director for NHS Harrow CCG since April 2013. Previous to this she has been the acting borough director and borough director of NHS Harrow PCT, as well as the deputy borough director. Previous to this she had senior roles in the social services departments of Brent, Hammersmith and Fulham councils.

 

 

 

 

 

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Neil Ferrelly - Chief Finance 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.

 

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Diane Jones - Chief Nurse/ Director of Quality

Diane has worked in the NHS for over 25 years and is a Registered Nurse & Midwife. She initially joined Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon CCGs in March 2017 as the Director of Quality and Safety. More recently in July 2018, Diane is now the Chief Nurse and Director of Quality for all eight North West London (NWL) CCGs. Diane has significant leadership experience, having worked at senior management level for the past 12 years. Prior to her role in NWL, Diane has worked with NHS Greenwich CCG as the Director of Integrated Governance as well as Deputy Nurse Director with NHS Redbridge CCG before that. Diane is a member of the London Clinical Senate and continues to practice as a Midwife.

 

Governing Body non-voting members

 

Carole Furlong, Director of Public Health, Harrow Council

 

Representative, Healthwatch Harrow