Neela is a paediatrician by background and worked as consultant paediatrician in the NHS for a number of years. In 2011 she joined Cumbria PCT and led Children’s health commissioning team and latterly in Cumbria CCG until 2016. Neela brings over 38 years’ of professional experience and expertise, which includes clinical director role, service development, safeguarding children roles such as Named and Designated Doctor, expert witness in safeguarding cases,and health commissioning.
She joined North Tyneside CCG in January 2018 as Secondary Care Doctor and is a member of NTCCG Governing Body and Quality & Safety Committee.
She was awarded the honorary membership of the Council of the National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)in recognition of her work nationally in developing safeguarding children training programmes for paediatric trainees on behalf of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. She was also awarded the honorary membership of the Faculty of Public Health,UK in recognition of her contribution and advocacy in field of child public health.
She has a keen interest in promoting multi-agency child protection training nationally and overseas and has contributed to such programmes in Nicaragua, India, Egypt, Irish Republic, Al Ain & Nepal.
Her pride and joy are her two delightful granddaughters aged 11 and 9 years old.
Neela is a member of the CCG Governing Body