Who's Who

Andy Whitfield

Chair and Clinical Lead – Dr Andy Whitfield

Dr Andy Whitfield has been a GP for 24 years after completing his medical degree at Sheffield University in 1985. He was initially a partner in a GP training practice in Surrey before leaving in 2004 to take over a GP practice in Farnborough, Hampshire

Andy has been involved in commissioning of one form or another since the existence of primary care groups around 14 years ago.

Andy said: “I am passionate about ensuring patients have access to the most appropriate care in the most appropriate place. My work with the CCG helps me to achieve this.”

Maggie MacIsaac

Chief Executive of the Hampshire CCGs Partnership – Maggie Maclsaac

Maggie MacIsaac joined the NHS as a graduate nurse. Since completing the NHS national management training scheme, Maggie has worked in many sectors of the NHS – locally, regionally and nationally - acquiring considerable experience in the value of strong partnerships. During her career she has served for many years in Director and Chief Executive roles.Maggie joined the CCG in July 2012.

She is passionate about working with partners on new ways of delivering change to positively transform healthcare and experiences for patients and the wider community.

Maggie said: “I am committed to improving the way health and social care is delivered in our communities in North East Hampshire and Farnham. Our patients, families and communities will see health services develop and become more accessible in the community and more responsive to their needs as a result of our successful partnerships."

Maggie was the Chief Officer of North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG from July 2012 until April 1, 2017, when she formally took up the role of Chief Executive of the new Hampshire CCGs Partnership, comprised of North East Hampshire and Farnham, North Hampshire, South Eastern Hampshire and Fareham and Gosport CCGs.

Peter Cruttenden

Lay Member with Governance Portfolio – Peter Cruttenden

Peter spent 30 years with IBM, including time as Chief Financial Officer and a Board member of IBM’s UK subsidiary.

Being partially deaf, he’s very interested in opportunities for improving services to support deaf and hard-of-hearing people. He spent a decade with the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (now called Action on Hearing Loss) where he was Honorary Treasurer and Vice Chair.

Peter said: “I’m a strong supporter of the ambitions of our CCG to improve the local focus and effectiveness of our health and care services. I want to use my experience of finance, audit and good governance to contribute to the continuing development of the CCG.”

Peter is also the CCG's Conflicts of Interest Guardian.

Lay member for Patient and Public Involvement - Kathy Atkinson

Kathy's background is in the voluntary sector, having led a number of charities at regional and national level. She worked for Voluntary Service Overseas and has also been a management consultant to not-for-profit organisations.

Currently Kathy works part time as Chief Executive for RAISE, a regional charity based in Guildford, which acts as a link between statutory health bodies and the local voluntary sector. 

She said: “I still consider myself a novice in health and social care and hope to turn this to advantage in helping the CCG develop its ability to involve patients and the public throughout its work. I’m also keen to make best use of the varied expertise and networks that already exist here to influence the CCG's work."

Lay Member with Clinical Portfolio – Edward Palfrey OBE

Edward Palfrey is a retired consultant urologist and the former Medical Director of Frimley Park Hospital. He led the clinical integration of services in Frimley Park’s acquisition of Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

During his medical career he worked primarily at Frimley Park, St Thomas’ and BUPA Clare Park Hospitals. He has also held positions on a number of national and regional health quality groups, including serving on the Medical Advisory Committee and Quality Committee of Monitor (now part of NHS Improvement).

He said: “I have always held the beliefs that clinicians and patients were best-placed to shape and lead clinical care, that the quality of that care was one of the most important issues both to be developed and publicised and that the health economy was the body that was best-placed to develop local care.”

Lay Member – Elaine Budd

Elaine is a seasoned senior executive with experience of operating at board level. Before joining the CCG she had spent 21 years working for BT Plc, most recently as Chief Operating Officer.

Elaine has considerable stakeholder management capabilities and commercial experience, all driving towards greater customer focus. Her leadership style is to encourage her teams to continuously improve and deliver better results, whilst maintaining an environment based on trust, respect and professional integrity.

She said: “I’m delighted to have joined the CCG and to have this opportunity to bring my commercial and transformation experience to the organisation at a time when major changes are required to continue to provide the best public health care service in the world.”

Peter Bibawy

Medical Director and Clinical Director for Urgent Care – Dr Peter Bibawy

Dr Peter Bibawy is a GP in Aldershot and the Clinical Director for urgent care for North East Hampshire and Farnham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

As Medical Director of the CCG Peter is responsible for clinical oversight of project delivery across all work streams; development of the Clinical Leadership/Leads; and workforce development in New Models of Care

Peter is passionate about improving patient care through delivery and innovation. He has been part of the CCG vanguard team and is the named secondary care integration lead.

He leads on the clinical leadership development across the Frimley STP through the newly founded 2020, a whole system leadership programme.

Steven Clarke

Clinical Director for Primary Care & Planned Care – Dr Steven Clarke

Steven has been GP partner at Branksomewood Healthcare Centre in Fleet since 1991. He has been involved in medical management for many years, and has been part of the CCG’s Governing Body since its inception.

His remit enables him to give a clinical perspective to issues and developments around outpatient services, diagnostics, and elective operations and procedures primarily at Frimley Park Hospital.

Steven also chairs the CCG’s clinical executive sub-committee and the clinical leads meeting.

He said: “It's good to be part of a CCG with an excellent team of managers and local clinicians. By working well together, both internally and with other organisations, we are achieving better care and outcomes for our patients.”

Clinical Director for Acute Services Transformation and Performance – Dr Edward Wernick

Edward trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital (Barts) and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, qualifying in 2002. He has been a partner at the Downing Street Group Practice in Farnham for six years.

Edward was elected to the Governing Body in early 2015. He was the CCG’s Clinical Lead for dementia and elderly care before being appointed as Clinical Director for Acute Services Transformation and Performance.

He said: “I’m passionate about working to integrate services across the Frimley Sustainability and Transformation Partnership and also about the design and delivery of new healthcare models, tailored to our population.”

Clinical Director for IT, ICT and New Models of Care, Community Services - Dr Karl Bennett

Clinical Director for Prescribing - Dr Hanne Hoff

Director of Quality and Nursing for NHS North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG and NHS North Hampshire CCG – Emma Boswell (nee Holden)

Emma is a graduate of King’s College, London and has worked as a nurse in the NHS for over 17 years. She has practised in both acute and community services and has extensive experience of nursing, management, commissioning and strategic planning.

Emma joined the CCG in 2012 and currently leads on the Quality and Nursing portfolio.

She said: “I’m committed to ensuring the services we buy for our local population are of a high quality and that people receive compassionate and appropriate care, in the right place and at the right time.”

Roshan Patel

Director of Finance for the Hampshire CCGs Partnership and Chief Finance Officer for NHS North East Hampshire and Farnham,  – Roshan Patel

Roshan joined the CCG in October 2013. He previously worked at West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and came through the NHS graduate management trainee scheme. 

His current role is to ensure the CCG operates within its resources and to maintain a high quality patient focus on services.

He said: “I joined the CCG because it is a fantastic opportunity to work hand-in-hand with clinicians to develop high quality services for our patient population.”

Director of Partnerships for the Hampshire CCG Partnership - Ros Hartley

Ros joined the NHS nearly 20 years ago through the NHS management training programme and has accumulated a wealth of managerial and director level experience across all NHS sectors including mental health, acute care, community services, primary care and commissioning.

She has been with the CCG since before it was formally launched in April 2013. Her remit includes mental health, communications and engagement and leading on children and maternity services for Hampshire.  Ros also leads on developing effective partnership working with other organisations and local people to improve what we do together.

She said: “my interest has always focussed on working with others to improve care.  I really believe that working with patients and the public alongside managers, clinicians and our partner organisations gets the best results"

Director of Delivery - Ruth Colburn-Jackson

Ruth has worked for the NHS since 2002, having started her health service career as a chartered accountant, after graduating from the National Finance Scheme.

She has enjoyed two spells at Frimley Park Hospital; Her first in the Finance Department and her second as Associate Director of Medicine and Emergency Department, within the newly-formed Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust. In between she spent five years at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where she played a leading role in Business Intelligence and the Surgical Division.

Ruth said: “I joined the CCG because I have always worked in hospitals and I wanted to experience the broader system. This is my local CCG and it’s acute partner is Frimley Health, so I could not have had a more fantastic opportunity than this. I have been involved in operational and delivery roles for the last five years within providers and now I get to experience the same work but from the commissioner’s perspective.”

Away from the CCG, Ruth is mother to two young children and is a “massive” Welsh rugby fan.


Director of Public Health Hampshire  - Dr Sallie Bacon (non-voting member)

Hampshire County Council - Clare Hooke (non-voting member)

Clare is Hampshire County Council’s Area Director for North East Hampshire Adults Services. She is a qualified social worker and nurse.

Clare has considerable experience of working within a variety of community, hospital and management roles and has worked within Hampshire for the past seven years. She is a member of the national reference group for NHS Continuing Healthcare and is particularly determined to ensure that people with complex care needs are able to access services from all sectors to enhance their quality of life.

She said “I am committed to working with the Governing Body to further develop partnerships to improve the outcomes for individuals requiring health and social care services.  I hope to be able to participate in the transformation of innovative models of care that are easily accessible for people living in North East Hampshire and Farnham.”

Surrey County Council (non-voting member) - vacant

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