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Dr Anand Rischie, Chair of Walsall CCG Governing Body

Dr Anand Rischie

Since qualifying in 2007, Dr Rischie has been working as a full-time GP at Pleck Health Centre in Walsall. He was appointed as a GP Trainer by West Midlands Deanery in 2010 and continues to teach GP trainees and medical students. He is also a GP appraiser.

Paul Maubach, Accountable Officer

Paul Maubach

Paul has worked in the NHS for over 25 years and has been Chief Executive Officer at NHS Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group since its inception. He previously worked as Director of Commissioning Development for West Mercia Cluster. 

Prof Simon Brake - Chief Officer

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Simon has overall strategic and managerial responsibility for the operations, governance and public accountability of the CCG, deputising for Paul Maubach as Accountable Officer, and ensuring that the CCG meets its statutory obligations to commission the best quality services and provide the best value for money for the population of Walsall.

Mr Tony Gallagher, Chief Finance Officer

Tony Gallagher

Tony Gallagher has worked at a senior level within the NHS for more than 20 years. His previous roles include Interim Director of Finance and Deputy Director of Finance at Walsall Primary Care Trust. Tony has been acting Chief Finance Officer for both Walsall CCG and Wolverhampton CCG since 1 june 2017.

Matt Hartland, Strategic Finance Officer (non-voting)

Matt Hartland

Matt's biography will be updated soon. 

Mr Mike Abel - Lay Member, Service Transformation and Redesign

Mike Abel

As a lay member, Mike’s role is to provide oversight and scrutiny, and to challenge as necessary the development and implementation of strategies and plans. He also has a place on the Governing Body and several committees.

Gulfam Wali - Lay Member of Patient and Public Involvement

Gulfam’s role is to ensure the views and experiences of Walsall people feature strongly in healthcare planning. He also ensures the CCG is open, well governed and financially adept, with strong NHS values and has a responsibility for quality and safety.

Rachel Barber, Lay Member Patient and Public Involvement

Rachel Barber

Rachel's role is to bring her knowledge and experience to ensure the CCG makes a difference to patient care, ensuring good governance standards are embedded and maintained with a focus to oversee key elements of patient and public involvement. She holds a place on the governing body and many committees.

Jim Oatridge, Lay Member Audit and Governance

Jim Oatridge

Jim's biography will be updated soon.

Robert Freeman - Secondary Care Consultant

Robert Freeman Secondary Care Consultant

Donna Macarthur - Director of Primary Care and Integration

Donna Macarthur

Donna has worked for the NHS since graduating as a physiotherapist in 1987. Her early career was spent in London but she returned to her home in the West Midlands to take up a clinical role at Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Paul Tulley, Director of Commissioning

Paul Tulley

Paul's biography will be updated soon.

Paula Furnival - Director of Adult Social Care and Inclusion

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Paula Furnival is the Executive Director of Adult Social Care for Walsall Council, and her experience has been gained in working within the NHS and councils who have social care responsibility.

Dr Barbara Watt - Director of Public Health

Dr Barbara Watt

Dr Barbara Watt - Director of Public Health (Non-voting member)

Sarah Shingler - Chief Nursing Officer/Director of Quality

Sarah is the Chief Nursing Officer/Director of Quality for Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group. Sarah has a long career history in the NHS working as a Nurse Consultant in Emergency Care and has a track record of working  collaboratively across many organisational boundaries to improve services for patients and families.

Dr Carsten Lesshafft - Clinical Executive for Commissioning and Transformation

Dr Carsen Lesshafft

Dr Carsten Lesshafft - Clinical Executive for Commissioning and Transformation

Dr Nasir Asghar - Locality Lead (North)

Dr Nasir Ashgar

Dr Asghar is a GP partner and CCG governing body member and Chair for the North locality. He currently also acts as the Lead Clinical Advisor for Urgent Care and Medicines Management for the CCG.

Dr Joo Teoh - Locality Lead (South East)

Dr Joo Teoh

Dr Teoh has been a GP in Walsall since 1998. She is also a GP Trainer and the Macmillan GP Facilitator for Walsall CCG. She is passionate about delivering high quality health care for patients.

Dr Ravi Sandhu - Locality Lead (West)

Dr Ravi Sandhu

Dr Ravi Sandhu is a GP Principal at Kingfisher Practice, Modality Partnership since 2003. She has always been local to Walsall and graduated at Birmingham University in 1997.

Dr Sandeep Kaul - Locality Lead (Trans)

Dr Sandeep Kaul

Dr Sandeep Kaul - Locality Lead (Trans)

Dr Hewa Vitarana - Clinical Executive (Finance and IT)

Dr Hewa Vitarana

Since qualifying in 1986, Dr Vitarana has worked in a number of areas over the past two decades. Having continued his training in 1992, Dr Vitarana came to Walsall as a GP five years later.

Dr Rajcholan Mohan - Clinical Executive (Medical Director)

Dr Mohan achieved membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2000, and gained considerable experience working in hospital medicine.

Dr Harinder Baggri - Clinical Executive (Commissioning Transformation & Performance)

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Dr Baggri is originally from Walsall and has been working locally in the area since 2012.  He is also a GP Trainer and GP Partner and a governing body member.