Dr Vindi Bhandal, GP Chair (Voting)

Dr Vindi Bhandal has been a Principal Partner at Sleaford Medical group for 13 years. Dr Bhandal has a keen interest in patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Women’s Health. She is also the named doctor with regards to Safeguarding for Lincolnshire since 2004.

Dr Bhandal is a member of the CCG Executive Committee and represents the CCG at the Lincolnshire Health and Wellbeing Board. Dr Bhandal was elected as Chair of the CCG in December 2013.

John Turner, Interim Chief Officer (Voting) (This is a joint role with South Lincolnshire CCG)

John joined the organisation in April 2017 bringing a wealth of experience in NHS management and leadership positions. He first joined the NHS as a management trainee in Derbyshire in 1987, and has held a number of Chief Executive positions within Scotland in the Borders, Western Isles, and most recently with NHS 24, Scotland’s equivalent of NHS 111. John has also worked as a Director in the Health Department at the Scottish Government.

Jo Wright, Chief Finance Officer (Voting)

Jo has worked in the NHS since 1997 in all areas of finance including financial planning, reporting and governance. Jo is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Over the last five years, Jo has worked with Practice Based Commissioning Clusters across Lincolnshire, providing financial support and information to enable locality-specific commissioning decisions.

She was the finance lead on three Lincolnshire “Shaping Health” programmes across the county. Jo has considerable experience of working with CCG budgets, finance and activity data, and continues to be involved in the development of the reporting tools to enable decision-making and performance monitoring in the CCG.

David Baker, Executive Committee Chair (Voting)

Dave has been a practising GP in Grantham, Lincolnshire for 20 years, and an LMC committee member for the last two years.

Dave has seen and been involved in various health care reorganisations, including fund holding, PCGs, PCTs and of course now CCGs. He has also been involved in several reviews of services in and around Grantham

In recent years David has worked to improve the integration of A&E and Out of Hours services at Grantham Hospital culminating in the latest A&E pilot and plans for an integrated A&E care centre. Improving integration of hospital and community services is a key interest.

Pamela Palmer, Chief Nurse (Voting)

Pamela took up the role of Chief Nurse for South West Lincolnshire CCG in March 2016 having worked in the NHS since 1990, she is a Registered Children’s Nurse, and has worked in various settings and locations both in hospitals and in the community. For many years she has held senior posts delivering safeguarding requirements for both children and adults at risk of abuse across the NHS, and successfully completed a Master’s degree in 2007.

More recently Pamela has developed experience as a commissioner and has been responsible for improving the quality of provider services and supporting patient experience issues. Pamela’s work in the CCG enables her to continue the focus on quality of care but also gives her the opportunity to develop the nursing agenda within the organisation and across the health economy

Dr Isabel Perez, Public Health Consultant (Non-Voting)

Isabel has been working for Lincolnshire County Council since April 2013 and provides the professional public health advice to this Governing Body. She has previously worked in the NHS for over 20 years since 1992.

She first joined Lincolnshire as a consultant in Public Health Medicine in 2000 and has been leading in a variety of public health areas since. Isabel brings a wealth of experience and expertise in public health which includes mental health, screening, healthcare, workforce development and training. She currently works part time in health care public health and coordinates the public health professional advice input into Lincolnshire CCGs. Isabel also provides professional oversight of CPD, training and workforce development in public health.

Karen Bradford, North Kesteven District Council Representative (Non-Voting)

Karen Bradford is the Corporate Director for North Kesteven District Council.

Karen is the Council’s Monitoring Officer and has a large remit covering Development Management, Growth Agenda, Economic Development, Regeneration, Strategic Housing, Partnerships, Leisure, Sports, Culture, Property Services, Community Safety, Localism, Health Partnerships, major construction projects and Landlord Services for over 3,800 homes and is a Governing Body Member for the CCG.

Dr Raghu Ramaiah, Secondary Care Doctor (Voting)

Raghu is the Secondary Care Consultant for the CCG and a Paediatrician and Paediactric consultant at the University Hospitals Leicester.

He is the current lead for UHL Paediactric Transport Service which has looked at the length of time children have been moved out of the East Midlands for Intensive Care treatment. He is also involved in the National Air Transport Group who recommended the need for Paediatric Air Transport Services which were accepted and are being implemented. He has an interest in Telemedicine and is currently working on providing affordable services via mobile devices which can be delivered with low speed mobile connections, this can be utilised to provide 24/7 care for patients with chronic conditions.

Sue Woolley, Lincoln County Council Representative (Non-Voting)

Cllr Sue Woolley is the Executive Councillor for NHS Liaison & Community Engagement at Lincolnshire County Council.

She is the Chairman of the Lincolnshire Health & Wellbeing Board and is a Member of the South CCG Governing Body. She is a Lead Member on the East Midlands Adult Social Care and Health Councillor Network and is a Company Member of Community Lincs. She is also the County Council’s official representative on the Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, is a Member of Her Majesty’s Prison Service Peterborough Independent Monitoring Board, and is a Trustee of Willoughby Gallery, Bourne Grammar School and Bourne Academy.

Mike Hill, Healthwatch Representative (Voting)

Mike Hill, Healthwatch Representative

Mike was the senior partner in a dental practice in Boston for 23 years. After this he worked for the Salaried Dental Service treating patient with special needs. The last seven years of his working life was spent as Dental Adviser to NHS Lincolnshire. Mike has now retired and has become a director on the board of Healthwatch Lincolnshire.

Andrew Burton, Lay Member, Patient and Public Involvement (Voting)

Andrew Burton, Lay Member,  Patient and Public Involvement

Andrew previously worked for Nottinghamshire Police before retiring in June 2016 from his role as Chief Inspector. During this time he worked in both Nottingham city as well as rural Nottinghamshire and developed strong links with local communities and partnerships working to address locally identified issues.

He was responsible for reporting on performance and providing insight into how the Force was performing against national and regional indicators.

He focussed on improving the quality of service through increasing effective internal and external participation and engagement.