Dr Dave Baker, CCG GP Chair

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.

Mr 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.

Mr Andrew Middleton, Lay Member, Governance (Vice Chair and Conflicts of Interest Guardian)

Andrew Middleton joined South West Lincolnshire CCG in June 2017 as Lay Member for Governance having held for four years the parallel role on the governing body of South Lincolnshire CCG, a close partner organisation. Previously, between 2005 and 2013, Andrew served as a non-executive director (NED) of South West Lincolnshire Primary Care Trust (PCT) and Lincolnshire PCT.

Prior to his twelve years in health commissioning Andrew’s main career spanned 34 years in further education in Lincolnshire, including four years as Vice-Principal of Grantham College and eighteen years as Principal of Stamford College. Other roles included 12 years as an Ofsted Inspector and NED roles at the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the National College for School Leadership.

Having lived in the south-west Lincolnshire area for 28 years Andrew has been registered with three of the nineteen GP practices which comprise the CCG and has been an extensive user of Grantham and Nottingham hospitals.

In addition to his experience on six public sector audit and governance committees Andrew is a constant advocate for better value and quality of NHS services. Andrew has sat on two Department of Health advisory committees and is an Expert by Experience, a lay member of Care Quality Commission inspection teams.

Mr Mike Hill, Healthwatch representative

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.

Dr Raghu Ramaiah, Secondary Care Doctor (Clinical Member) (Joint role with South Lincolnshire CCG)

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.

Mrs Pamela Palmer, Chief Nurse and Quality Lead

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

Mr John Turner, Interim Accountable Officer (Chief Officer) (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.

Miss Jo Wright, Chief Finance Officer (Joint role with South Lincolnshire CCG)

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.