Governing body

Meet the governing body

Dr John Matthew, Clinical Chair

Dr John Matthews

GP & Clinical Chair

John is senior partner and a GP trainer in Park Road Medical Practice, Wallsend where he has worked for the past 24 years. He has previously been Practice Based Commissioning Clinical Director and has a postgraduate certificate in Public Sector Commissioning. As the Clinical Chair he is the senior clinical voice of the CCG and is committed to developing the CCG as a member led organisation that works effectively with local partners. John chairs the CCG Council of Practices and the CCG Governing Body. Externally he represents the CCG on the North Tyneside Health and Wellbeing Board. His contractual commitment to the CCG is five sessions per week, which is the equivalent of five half-days.

Mark Adams

Chief Officer

My role as Chief Officer is to ensure that the CCG functions effectively, efficiently and economically with the aims of improving the safety and quality of services provided for patients, the health of the local population and the delivery of value for money.

I also ensure that the working arrangements of the CCG reflect good practice, as identified through organisations such as the National Audit Office and NHS England. This includes complying with duties in relation to the delivery of accounts, audit and the provision of information to NHS England.

Another part of my role is to ensure that the CCG conduct themselves in an environment that is well governed and that they make prudent decisions in an open and transparent way, through collaborative working with the public and partners in the health and social care system. By doing this, secure continuous improvements in service quality and outcomes.

Lesley Young-Murphy

Dr Lesley Young-Murphy

Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director of Nursing & Transformation

Lesley is a nurse, midwife, health visitor, organisational development practitioner and manager with over 35 years’ experience working in the UK and Saudi Arabia. She has held a number of clinical and managerial roles in relation to community and hospital care as well as organisational development.  She has a PhD and is a visiting research fellow at Northumbria University. Lesley is a member of the Quality and Safety Committee and a member of the Clinical Executive Committee. Lesley is a full time employee of the CCG

 

Dr Martin Wright

Dr Martin Wright

GP & Medical Director

Martin is a senior partner at Portugal Place Heath Centre, Wallsend, where he has worked for over 20 years. He is particularly interested in service improvement and transformation, especially in General Practice. His main responsibilities in the CCG are the quality of commissioned services, medicines optimisation, individual funding requests and primary care quality and development. Martin is a member of the Governing Body, the Quality and Safety Committee and the Clinical Executive Committee. He chairs the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust quality review group and the regional medicines use and guidelines group. Martin’s contractual commitment to the CCG is five sessions per week, which is the equivalent of five half-days.

Mary Coyle MBE, Lay Vice Chair

Mary Coyle MBE, DL

Deputy Lay Chair

Formerly chair of North Tyneside Primary Care Trust and Vice Chair of NHS North of Tyne, Mary is a freelance leadership consultant who moved to Tyneside from Northern Ireland over 40 years ago. Mary is the Deputy Chair of the Governing Body, the Chair of the Quality and Safety Committee and the Chair of the Remuneration Committee. Mary is a member of the Audit Committee. Mary’s contractual commitment to the CCG is a minimum of one day per week.

Dave Willis, Lay Member

Dave Willis

Lay Member (audit and governance)

David is an accountant by profession and works as a senior manager at Department of Work and Pensions. He was the Audit Chair for the North Tyneside Primary Care Trust and for NHS North of Tyne Joint Board prior to being appointed as the Lay Member for Audit and Governance at North Tyneside CCG. David is the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Finance Committee and the Remuneration Committee. David’s contractual commitment to the CCG is a minimum of two days per month.

Eleanor Hayward, Lay Member

Eleanor Hayward

Lay Member (Patient and Public Involvement)

Eleanor Hayward lives in Tynemouth and has had a long and varied career in the NHS and local government mainly in the field of human resources and development. She has considerable experience in organisational development in the UK and developing countries and has been involved in various projects to encourage public involvement in the provision of public services. Eleanor is the Chair of the Patients Forum, the Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Remuneration committee. Eleanor’s contractual commitment to the CCG is a minimum of one and a half days per month.

Wendy Burke

Director of Public Health

In attendance at Governing Body meetings.

Wendy is an experienced registered public health specialist and Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health. She has had a career in the NHS spanning 27 years as a nurse, health visitor and clinical manager, and is currently the Acting Director of Public Health of North Tyneside Council. Wendy works in close partnership with the CCG and attends the CCG Governing Body.

Irene Walker

Head of Governance

In attendance at Governing Body meetings.  Irene became our Head of Governance in June 2016

 

John Connolly

Chief Finance Officer

Jon joined the CCG in April 2017 as Chief Finance Officer. He leads the development and implementation of the CCG financial strategy, financial governance and financial management, ensuring compliance with all statutory obligations.  He has overall responsibility for the CCG’s compliance with its financial, accounting and auditing requirements, ensuring that the resources of the CCG are deployed to deliver the best quality of service within the available resource.

Jon began his career with the Audit Commission, joining the NHS in 2007. He has held senior finance positions in a number of NHS organisations. These include spells as finance director at South Tees Hospitals NHS FT, Gateshead Healthcare NHS FT and most recently NHS England (Cumbria and the North East).

Anya Paradis

Director of Commissioning and Contracting

In attendance at Governing Body meetings