Dr Ellen Wright has been a GP and partner at Vanbrugh Group Practice since 1996. She is also a specialist in chronic pain medicine and from 1997 to 2002 was a consultant in the pain clinic at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and now runs a primary care based pain clinic in the community at Vanbrugh Health Centre. She has been a trainer of GP registrars since 2004 and in 2008 completed an MSc in International Primary Care. Following this she became a Public Health Associate at NHS Greenwich and in 2010 was appointed a clinical academic fellow at the department of primary care and public health medicine at King's College London where she is engaged in primary care research. She also has an interest in primary care mental health and was one of the two GP IAPT leads supporting the introduction of primary care psychological services in Greenwich.
|GP Clinical Commissioner|
Dr Ranil Perera, a GP since 2001, practices at Conway PMS Medical Centre in Plumstead. He joined the CCG Governing Body as a GP Commissioner in 2014. In the two years prior to joining the Governing Body, Dr Perera was the Clinical Project Lead (CPL) on the Greenwich Referral Management Service (RMBS) and contract monitoring.
As a GP Commissioner on the Governing Body, Dr Perera is the lead for mental health care, he is the CCG’s Caldicott Guardian and as the quality assurance lead, Dr Perera oversees the relationship between NHS England and the CCG in respect of quality assurance issues. On behalf of the Governing Body, Dr Perera is also responsible for information technology and business intelligence, which builds on Dr Perera’s interest in exploring how technology can be used to enhance the patient experience and make life easier for clinicians.
Dr Perera is an advisor to the General Medical Council on disability issues. Outside of clinical practice, Dr Perera’s interests range from neurolinguistics and psychology to archery to sports and exercise medicine. Additionally, Dr Perera regularly shares his flair for magic and comics with his younger patients.
He has lived in London since 2006 with his young family.
|GP Clinical Commissioner|
Dr Nayan Patel has been a GP at the Blackheath Standard Surgery since 1997. During this time he has gained considerable clinical and management experience and an appreciation of the health needs of the local population. He is involved in education through teaching medical students and in GP training as a GP Trainer. He has been actively involved in the management of Grabadoc the Greenwich out of hours GP provider, firstly as a board member then as the Clinical Governance lead and more recently for the last four years as the Medical Director of the organisation. His educational activities have extended to GP appraisal which he has been doing since appraisal was first established in Greenwich.
|GP Clinical Commissioner |
Dr Subbarayan, who qualified as a GP in 2006, is a partner at Sherard Road Medical Centre in Eltham. Dr Subbarayan has a special clinical interest in helping patients with diabetes.
From 2013-2014, he represented practices in the Eltham area in his role as Syndicate Lead for Eltham.
More recently, he joined the CCG Governing Body as a GP Exec member, on a secondment basis until April 2015.
His new portfolio of responsibilities include being the Governing Body’s cancer lead, charged with driving forward improvements to the early detection and prevention of cancers in Greenwich. He is also leading on the development of the Frailty service: the service is targeted at elderly patients with complex needs, as many of these patients can be better cared for in the community through a multidisciplinary approach and with input from a community geriatrician.
Dr Sylvia Nyame has worked as a GP in Greenwich since 2009 and recently became a partner at Burney Street Practice. She joined the CCG in 2013 as a clinical project lead and in 2015 became an elected member of the Governing Body.
After qualifying from medical school at Cambridge University Sylvia went on to complete her GP training in Hillingdon.
Sylvia has a special clinical interest in mental health and dementia, and holds a MSc degree in primary health care and a post graduate certificate in dementia for practitioners with a specialist interest.
|GP Clinical Commissioner|
Dr Hany Wahba has been a GP in Greenwich since July 1986, and has a special interest in surgery. He was the Vice Chair of Greenwich Local Medical Committee (LMC) and has been an LMC member for over 12 years. He was the Medical Director of Grabadoc (the out of hours GP provider in Greenwich) for five years between 2003 and 2008 during which time he helped reshape its structure and functions to make it an efficient, reliable and stable out of hours quality service provider. He also led GP appraisal for NHS Greenwich.
Dr Sabah Salman has been working as a GP at Gallions Reach Health Centre, Thamesmead, since 2013.
Sabah joined Greenwich CCG in 2014 as a Clinical Project Lead and in 2015 became an elected member of the Governing Body leading on Children and Maternity services.
Sabah completed medicine at Imperial College London prior to carrying out her GP training in Eastbourne.
Sabah has previously held roles as a trainee representative for the Royal College of General Practitioners, as a tutor at Kings College London and worked in Occupational Health.
|Chief Finance Officer |
David Maloney joined Greenwich CCG as Chief Finance Officer in February 2017. Prior to this, David was the Chief Finance Officer at NHS Haringey CCG, where he had been in post since 2012.
Since qualifying as an accountant in 1992, David has held a number of senior Financial roles in NHS organisations. David is responsible for all aspects of Greenwich CCG’s financial performance, together with the management of the Performance Management Office and the Business Intelligence team.
Jo originally trained as a nurse and has worked in the NHS for over 35 years. Before joining Greenwich CCG, Jo worked at NHS England as Director of Public Health Commissioning, Health in Justice and Military Health. She has previously served as Director of Commissioning and then Chief Operating Officer at Ealing PCT.
Jo takes over the helm of Greenwich CCG at a time when we face a number of challenges. She will lead the CCG as we continue to make steady progress on our financial recovery and her experience as a national-level commissioner will be invaluable as we manage demand for urgent care services during the winter period.
|Lay Member and lead on patient and public participation matters|
Lay Member and lead on patient and public participation matters. Dr Greg Ussher is Chief Executive of the Metro Charity, a voluntary sector organisation in Greenwich. In this role Greg has worked closely with a range of ‘hard to reach’ people and communities – including older people, younger people, people living with HIV, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and African, Asian and mixed race people. Greg is committed to addressing health inequalities for those with protected characteristics according to the Equalities Act 2010. Greg was on the Management Committee of Greenwich LINk, and for two years was Chair of LINk. In this role Greg represented the LINK on the shadow CCG, the Health and Wellbeing Partnership Group and GAVS Health and Wellbeing Forum. Greg has worked in health and social care for 20 years, has a PhD in the prevention, treatment and epidemiology of STIs and is also Chair of the National LGBT Consortium of LGBT Voluntary and Community Organisations, Chair of Outhouse East, Chair of the Kent/Medway LGBT Forum, an Executive Director of Healthwatch Medway, and an Honorary Fellow at the University of Greenwich.
BA(Hons), PGDip, RGN, RHV, DN, RCGP Diploma in Asthma Care
Maggie joined the NHS in 1973 as a student nurse at The Hillingdon Hospital. By 1977, Maggie was a general nurse and had also qualified as a District Nurse and Health Visitor. Maggie spent the next 20 years as a Health Visitor, latterly taking a senior clinical role as a District Nurse.
Having completed a degree in Health Care Management she went on to work in a clinical management role in Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster, managing community health services in North Kensington focusing on integration and alignment with general practice and social care.
In 2005 Maggie moved to Islington PCT as Deputy Director of Children's Services. In 2011 these services merged with The Whittington Hospital and Maggie became Director of Operations for Women, Children & Families with responsibility for acute and community services in Islington and Haringey.
Maggie retired from her full time role in October 2012 and joined the Governing Body of NHS Tower Hamlets CCG as their Registered Nurse Member in December 2012.
|Lay Member and Lead for Primary Care Commissioning|
Richard is a qualified teacher who has 30 years of experience in the state education sector.
Richard was born and raised in Greenwich. He completed a physics degree at the University of Southampton, and undertook initial teacher training at Goldsmiths’ College.
Richard has worked as a teacher, school senior leader and local authority advisor in schools and local authorities in south east and east London including five years as a senior advisory teacher for Greenwich local authority. Richard has also worked for a further five years as part of the senior leadership team of The John Roan School.
Richard holds a post graduate qualification in educational leadership development from the Institute of Education.
|Secondary care doctor|
Dr Iyngaran Vanniasegaram is a consultant Audio-Vestibular Physician and Neuro-Otologist. He has held senior medical management positions including a board appointment as Medical Director.
He completed a MBA with Warwick Business School and his dissertation was on capacity management. He has an interest in patient access and has developed innovative ways of maintaining short waiting times. He is committed to improving quality of services and outcome patient outcomes.
|Lay Member Governance, Conflict of Interest Guardian, Vice Chair|
Amana has lived in Greenwich for 6 years. She has over 15 years’ experience in finance, assurance, and governance across public and private sectors.
Previously she has held roles at the home Home Office as Finance Director to Border Force and worked for the Ministry of Justice overseeing assurance and regularity of the Legal Aid fund.
She completed her undergraduate degree in Law & Politics and a Masters in Political Theory, and commenced her professional career with PricewaterhouseCoopers' graduate scheme.
Amana specifically worked in PwC's Government & Public Sector department where she delivered external and internal audits across a broad client portfolio including NHS acute trusts, strategic health authorities and primary care trusts.
Amana has also worked with Monitor, Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts (now NHS Improvement).
|Royal Borough of Greenwich nominee|
David Gardner has lived in Charlton for 19 years and is a councillor for Woolwich Common ward. He serves as a governor at Thorntree primary school and the John Roan School, where as previously Chair and Vice Chair, he played a leading role in the transformation of the school to become one of the best-performing schools in Greenwich.
He is Chair of the Charlton Society and a Friend of Greenwich Park. David was a councillor for the neighbouring Kidbrooke with Hornfair ward from 2002-06, where, as a Cabinet member he played a leading role in improving the council’s overall performance and supporting the local voluntary sector. He has served on the board of two local housing associations and on the Safer Neighbourhood policing team panel. Professionally, David is Director of Public Policy at KPMG and an economist by training.
He has promoted local government as the human face for all public services and as community leaders promoting the social, economic and environmental well-being of our citizens and neighbourhoods. David is married with three student daughters and is a regular runner, swimmer and cyclist.
|Director of Commissioning|
Liz James is currently working as Director of Commissioning at Greenwich CCG. Bringing a wealth of experience in implementing major change programmes, strategic planning and development and service reviews and redesign.
Liz is an experienced senior NHS leader with several years of working at Board level in the NHS. She has previously worked as Interim Chief Operating Officer and Director of Commissioning at Barnet CCG, Associate Director of Contracting at Central Eastern CSU and as a Consultant at North West Surrey CCG.
|Director of Quality and Integrated Governance|
Yvonne Leese is Director of Quality and Integrated Governance, and responsible for establishing and maintaining systems and processes to enable the Governing Body to effectively deliver all of the responsibilities of a fully authorised CCG.
Yvonne has extensive experience in senior healthcare management in the NHS. She has held a wide range of senior operational management roles across acute and community health care as well as strategic and clinical leadership roles.
She has experience of leading clinical services, integration and transformation projects. She has a particular interest in quality improvement and the integration of health and social care.
Yvonne is a registered nurse and Health Visitor.
|Greenwich Director of Public Health|
Steve Whiteman is the Royal Borough’s Director of Public Health. He leads a Public Health team which runs and commissions services to improve health and well-being, advises the local authority and the NHS on population health priorities, and provides public health input to the commissioning of health and social care services. Steve has worked in Public Health in South East London since 1995 and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health.