Our board members

The NHS Hull CCG Board meets in public on a bi-monthly basis. It has responsibility for leading the development of the CCG’s vision and strategy, as well as providing assurance to the Council of Members with regards to the achievement of the CCG’s objectives.

Please see below for individual Board member profiles. A Register of interests can be found here. (Historical declarations of interest can be obtained via HULLCCG.contactus@nhs.net)

Chair of CCG Board

Dr Dan Roper

Member of the Remuneration Committee.

Member of Primary Care Commissioning Committee.

Member of City Leadership Board.

Deputy Chair of Hull Health and Wellbeing Board.

Dan Roper was born in Hull. After graduating at Edinburgh University he completed his GP training in Hull. He was a local GP for 30 years and was GP Principal at Springhead Medical Centre.

Dan cares deeply about improving the city’s health and has a long history of working with local organisations to promote health issues and equality of opportunity. Dan has been involved in GP education for the last 25 years.

Chief Officer (Accountable Officer)

Emma Latimer

Member of Primary Care Commissioning Committee

Member of the CCG Board.

As a local NHS leader Emma Latimer is fiercely loyal to the people of Hull and cares deeply about patient care – particularly against a background of pressure on public service budgets that can affect the city’s most vulnerable residents.

Emma’s 27 year career in the NHS spans senior management in the ambulance service, hospital and community and health care commissioning, and she has led NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) since its establishment in 2013.

Emma’s track record for leadership across organisational boundaries and region-wide transformation programmes saw her appointed as Leader of the Humber, Coast and Vale Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) in 2016. The STP brings together 20 organisations including CCGs, local authorities and providers serving an estimated 1.4 million people.

Recognising that culture is a wider enabler in improving health and wellbeing, Hull CCG is a Major Partner in Hull City of Culture 2017. This partnership is helping to ensure events throughout the year are truly inclusive of all sections of the community and address some of the wider determinants of poor health in the city.

Emma has a particular interest in promoting health and wellbeing in children and young people, wanting to ensure that they access opportunities that help them realise their potential. This is an area she particularly champions within the city of Hull and in her role as a governor of East Riding College.

GP Members of the Board

Dr Masood Balouch

Dr Masood Balouch came to UK from Pakistan in 2004. He completed a year of basic surgical training in Hull and Grimsby, and then moved to Scarborough to gain further experience. In 2009, he moved back to Hull and has been working with Haxby group ever since.

He has also been a local facilitator for Royal College if General Practitioners basic minor surgery and joint injection courses and been providing these services in Hull for last 10 years.

Masood’s personal interests include sports. He regularly plays cricket for Cottingham cricket club. His wife, Laura Balouch, is also local GP and partner at Haxby group.

Dr Bushra Ali

Member Primary Care Commissioning Committee

Member Planning and Commissioning Committee

Member of Hull CCG Board

CCG GP lead for prescribing

Dr Bushra Ali was born and brought up in Leeds. She trained at University of Leeds School of Medicine and has a background in hospital medicine prior to training as a GP here in Hull.

Bushra has a particular interest in lifestyle medicine and enabling patient self-care through non-medical management and social prescribing.

She has been a partner at Modality Hull since April 2017 and is based at Springhead Medical Centre.

Dr Vince Rawcliffe

Member of Primary Care Commissioning Committee

Member of the CCG Board.

Vince Rawcliffe has been a GP at New Hall Surgery, Hull, for 27 years. He has a special interest and additional qualifications in Palliative Care and Musculoskeletal medicine. He places a high value on medical education and has a strong involvement with Hull York Medical School. He is the Macmillan GP lead for early diagnosis of cancer in primary care settings.

Dr Amy Oehring

Member of Primary Care Commissioning Committee.

Member of the CCG Board.

Planning and Commissioning Committee

Member of Hull Children, Young People and Families Board

GP at Sutton Manor Surgery

Amy Oehring was born and brought up in Hull. She graduated from Leeds University but soon moved back to work in Hull. She is currently working as a GP partner at Sutton Manor Surgery. Amy has a special interest in skin complaints having gained a distinction in her diploma in dermatology from the University of Cardiff.

Dr James Moult

Chair of CCG Quality and Performance Committee.

Member of Primary Care Commissioning Committee.

Member of the CCG Board.

CCG GP lead for Primary Care Programme Board.

GP at Faith House Surgery

James Moult graduated from University College, London in 1997, going on to complete his GP training in Hull. He has been a Partner at Faith House Surgery for nearly 6 years.

Lay Representatives

Lay members play an integral role on the CCG governing body in making sure that engagement and governance is right. They provide CCGs with constructive challenge, scrutiny, and an external view, bringing specific expertise and experience to the work of the governing body.

The Governing Body Lay member with a lead role in overseeing key elements of financial management and audit and overseeing key elements of governance including audit, remuneration and managing conflicts of interest. They will need to be able to chair the audit committee.

The Governing Body Lay Member for patient and public involvement helps to ensure that, in all aspects of the CCG‘s business, the public voice of the local population is heard and their expectations understood and met as appropriate.

Karen Marshall

Lay Member for Audit, Governance and Conflict of interest Matters
Chair of CCG Integrated Audit & Governance Committee.

Chair of CCG Remuneration Committee.

Member of Primary Care Commissioning Committee.

Member of the CCG Board.

Karen is a former GP practice nurse and Non Executive Director for NHS Hull who now works as an independent clinical skills trainer. She is also Vice Chair of Hull Children’s Trust.

Paul Jackson

It is with great sadness that we let you know of the passing of our friend and colleague Paul Jackson on 17 May 2019 after a period of illness. Paul was Lay Member and Vice-Chair of the CCG Board.

Paul had been with Hull CCG from the very start of our journey, joining when we were still in shadow form and his own senior professional career in both public and private sector brought much valued insight, particularly in relation to making strategic change work. He was instrumental in the establishment of St Mary’s Health and Social Care Academy and I am sure this will be his proudest legacy in helping to create a healthier Hull.

Our condolences are sent to Paul’s family and friends.

Vice Chair of CCG Board and Lay Member for Strategic Change

Vice Chair of CCG Remuneration Committee.

Vice Chair of CCG Integrated Audit and Governance Committee.

Member of CCG Planning and Commissioning Committee.

Chair of the Primary Care Commissioning Committee.

Vice Chair of the CCG Board.

Member of the CCG Board.

Jason Stamp

Lay Member for Patient and Public Involvement

Member of CCG Remuneration Committee.

Vice Chair of the CCG Quality and Performance Committee.

Vice Chair of the Primary Care Commissioning Committee.

Member of CCG Integrated Audit & Governance Committee.

Member of the CCG Board.

Jason Stamp is the Lay Member for Patient and Public Involvement and the CCG Board lead for Equality and Diversity.

Jason has a long history of promoting patient and public participation on a local and national level, including the development of Local Involvement Networks and acting as an expert adviser to the Department of Health. He is currently the independent Chair of NHS England’s Patient and Public Voice Assurance Group for Specialised Commissioning. This is a senior strategic group overseeing NHS England’s consultation and engagement activities with individual patients and organisations.

Jason is employed as the Chief Officer of North Bank Forum, a voluntary and community sector infrastructure support organisation working across Yorkshire and the Humber.

Other Board Members

Emma Sayner

Chief Finance Officer

Member of Primary Care Commissioning Committee.

Member of Integrated Audit and Governance Committee.

Member of the CCG Board.

Emma Sayner has spent more than ten years in senior finance leadership roles and four years as Chief Finance Officer for NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), taking forward a host of service developments and strategic programmes.

Emma has spent more than ten years in senior finance leadership roles and five years as Chief Finance Officer (and Deputy Chief Officer), taking forward a host of significant and ground breaking service and strategic developments.  Emma has led amongst other things the financial close of one of the only commissioner led capital developments nationally; primary care blueprint, estates strategy development, suspension of PBR for acute services.  Emma has also recently taken on the additional role of interim CFO at North Lincolnshire CCG to lead the programme of financial recovery.

Emma began her NHS career by completing the NHS Graduate Financial Management Training Scheme in 2000. She has held a number of senior finance roles in the NHS.

Emma has spent time in recent years covering the Yorkshire and Humber Director of Finance post at NHS England as well as fulfilling a lead finance role in the Humber, Coast and Vale Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP). Emma’s skills, drive and motivation brought together financial leads across the STP ‘footprint’ to reach agreement around the scale of the financial challenge and programme of work. She is well respected as a valuable source of knowledge and a mentor to many people in and out of the NHS.

Under Emma Sayner’s leadership as Chief Finance Officer, NHS Hull CCG has achieved the highest (1A) NHS England North category for financial assurance, four years of unqualified annual accounts, the national HFMA Accounts Team of the Year in 2016 and she was shortlisted for the 2017 National HFMA Finance Director of the Year Award.

Dr David Heseltine

Secondary Care Doctor

Dr Heseltine is currently a Consultant Physician in Medicine for the Elderly at York Hospital and has a clinical Special Interest in Parkinson’s disease and blood pressure management in the elderly.

David has worked at York Hospital since 1991 and was a Clinical Director from1994 to 2004, subsequent medical lead on community services.

David has previously developed services in two new community hospitals and has involvement in the development of community falls services.

In 2013 Dr Heseltine collaborated with the West Wolds CCG with the development of a joint Consultant GP Care Home visit with good outcomes and now an established service which has been replicated in Selby and Malton.

Dr Heseltine is also the current Medical Lead for the York and Scarborough Hospital community services, involving links with the CCG and local councils.

Joy Dodson

Director of Integrated Commissioning

Following graduation from the University of Hull in 1992, Joy embarked on her NHS career. Starting out in internal audit Joy worked across the Humber region covering all sectors of health care and during this time qualified as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). This was followed by a five year spell in Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals in senior financial management roles.

In 2001 Joy moved to across to the commissioning sector and has held a number of senior roles with Hull Primary Care Trust to begin with and then into NHS Hull CCG; initially in finance and later on diversifying into programme delivery, procurement, contracting and business intelligence. More recently Joy has played a significant role in the establishment of integrated commissioning across health, social care and public health in Hull.

Mark Whittaker

Mark Whitaker

Practice Manager Representative

Member of CCG Planning and Commissioning Committee.

Member of Primary Care Commissioning Committee.

Member of the CCG Board.

Vacant

Registered Nurse

Associate Members

Sarah Smyth

Director of Quality and Clinical Governance/Executive Nurse

Member of CCG Integrated Audit and Governance Committee.

Member of CCG Quality and Performance Committee.

Member of Primary Care Commissioning Committee.

Member of the CCG Board.

Sarah was appointed in June 2009 as the Associate Director of Clinical Quality and Patient Safety, Lead Nurse for Hull Teaching Primary Care Trust with NHS Hull CCG Sarah holds the positon of Director of Quality and Clinical Governance/Executive Nurse.

Sarah is a first level registered nurse and holds the Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing, a BSc in Nursing Studies and is currently completing her MSc in Managing and Leading in Health and Social Care.

Sarah has significant leadership experience in driving the quality agenda forward within acute provision, community provision and commissioning.

Julia Weldon

Director of Public Health and Adults

Member of the CCG Board.

Julia Weldon has been Corporate Director of Public Health (DPH) and Adult Social Care at Hull City Council since November 2013 .

Julia is a statutory member of the Health and Wellbeing Board, and a member of the CCG Primary Care Commissioning Board. Julia has previously held a number of Chief Officer roles including DPH in Redcar and Cleveland and Training Programme Director in Yorkshire and Humber.

Standing Attendees

Sue Lee

Associate Director of Communications and Engagement

Sue has 29 years public sector experience in marketing, communications and public engagement roles within Hull. She has worked within the NHS since 2004 and has held a number of senior communications and engagement roles for NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group and, prior to this, for NHS Hull Primary Care Trust and Eastern Hull Primary Care Trust.

In her current role as Associate Director of Communications and Engagement she leads the team that delivers on all aspects of communication, press office management, public and stakeholder engagement and patient relations.

Chris O’Neill

Chris took up the post of Programme Director for the Humber, Coast and Vale STP on 1 November 2016. Prior to that, he had worked for Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals for many years, leading on strategic, operational and capital planning and the development of relationships with partner organisations.

In his new role, he will oversee the development and implementation of the Humber, Coast and Vale STP. This will involve coordination of a wide range of significant service changes and developments involving 6 Clinical Commissioning Groups, 6 Local Authorities, 8 hospital Trusts and healthcare provider organisations and numerous GP practices.

Mike Napier

Associate Director of Corporate Affairs

Mike joined the CCG when it was in shadow form in September 2012.

A career NHS manager, he went straight into the NHS upon completion of a BSc Honours in Physics at the University of Leeds. His experience spans the management of a diverse range of corporate affairs, governance, communications and patient-relation functions and he has held Board Secretary and senior management positions across acute and commissioning organisations in the greater Lincolnshire and Humber area.

He has previously acted as an advisor to the Cabinet Office / Department of Health on the renewal of the former Patient’s Charter standards and has a particular interest in applying the NHS governance framework as an effective enabler for patient involvement and public accountability.

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