Governing body

Our Governing Body membership includes patient, lay, GP, practice nurse and practice manager representatives from across the CCG, as well as representatives from Public Health and Local Authorities. GP, practice manager and practice nurse representatives are elected to the Governing Body by their peers in the CCG. 

Meetings are held in public six times a year.

Find out about our Governing Body meetings.

View Governing Body meeting papers.

We maintain a Register of Interests that details information about Governing Body member interests. The CCG Constitution sets out the rules governing declarations of interest and the management of conflicts of interest.

Dr Fiona Butler

Dr Fiona ButlerChair

Fiona has been a GP principal in a large training practice on the Earls Court and Chelsea border for the past 15 years.  She is the clinical lead for social inclusion, mental health and homeless health.  Through leading the Out of Hospital strategy, Fiona is responsible for developing more integrated services. 

Dr Rachael Garner

Dr Rachael GarnerVice Chair

Rachael is a GP principal in a GP training practice in Notting Hill and has a particular interest in education and organisational development.  She leads our Commissioning Learning Sets, an educational forum for practices to provide peer support and learning. She is also the clinical lead for dermatology and the CCG representative on the St Charles Development Committee.

Dr Naomi Katz

Dr Naomi KatzVice Chair

Naomi has been a GP in Westminster since 2008.   She works at a GP in a practice within Queens Park & Paddington, where she has an interest in women's and children's health. Naomi is also the clinical lead for musculoskeletal and diagnostics.    

Dr Richard Hooker

Dr Richard HookerGP member


Richard has worked as a full time GP principal at Holland Park Surgery for over 25 years. He enjoys all aspects of  family practice and has particular interests in skin surgery, hypertension and medical education. He is a GP trainer and a works as GP advisor and teacher with Imperial College. He is the clinical lead for IT and a member of the CCG's Quality, Patient Safety and Risk (QPSR) Committee.

Dr Philip Mackney

Dr Philip MackneyGP member

Philip has been a local GP for 20 years. He has a particular interest in the management of substance misuse problems within the primary care setting. He is leading on cancer services and community nursing and allied professions.

Dr Puvana Rajakulendran

Dr Puvana RajakulendranGP member

Puvana completed her medical training at Imperial College, London in 2003.  In 2009, following vocational training in general practice, she joined Earls Court Medical Centre as a partner.  She has a keen interest in organisational development and promoting greater patient participation, and is the clinical lead for patient and public engagement.  She is currently in the second year of her Masters degree in healthcare commissioning.

Dr Imran Sajid

Dr Imran SajidSalaried GP representative

Imran has trained and worked in a variety of medical specialities in Kensington & Chelsea for 15 years, giving him exceptional personal familiarity with the local healthcare landscape. He is currently a sessional and urgent care GP with clinical interests in musculoskeletal medicine, psychology and emergency care. Following on from a fellowship in healthcare leadership, he now has numerous roles as CCG Lead for Urgent Care, Musculoskeletal Services, Diagnostics, CWHEE Policy Development, as well as engagement with innovative digital health projects. His portfolio also includes medical education and training. His capacity involves service procurement, design, performance management and critical appraisal of evidence and research. He is passionate about ground-up clinical leadership as the foundation of effective healthcare delivery.

Dr Andrew Steeden

Dr Andrew SteedenGP member

Andrew has been a GP in Kensington for the last 15 years. Since joining the Board he has been involved in commissioning care from Chelsea and Westminster with particular focus on quality. He has also been supporting the development of whole systems integrated care and chairs the Finance and Performance committee for WLCCG.

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Keith Edmunds Chief Finance Officer

Yvonne Fraser

Yvonne FraserPractice manager

Yvonne has been a practice manager and now managing partner in Kensington and Chelsea for 14 years, and has a broad experience of the practical challenges which face practice managers and their practice teams.  She leads the CCG's work on case management.  

Dr Alan Hakim

Dr Alan HakimSecondary care consultant

A Rheumatologist and Acute Physician, Alan is the Chief Medical Advisor and Trustee to a UK Charity, and the UK Chief Investigator to several international Clinical Trials. As a clinical director for A&E, Medical Staff Chair, and most recently Director of Strategy and Business Improvement, he has worked regionally in north east London in service redesign, and brings considerable experience of working with many hospital specialties, and in particular in emergency access and community specialty services.

Clare Parker

Clare ParkerChief officer

Clare Parker is a CIPFA qualified accountant who trained with the Audit Commission before moving into the NHS 14 years ago.  Clare was Director of Finance of NHS Barnet for four years until April 2011, when she moved into the role of Associate Director of Finance at North Central London PCT Cluster.  In September 2012 Clare moved to North West London PCT Cluster as Chief Finance Officer (Designate) for the CWHH CCGs and Director of Finance for the four predecessor PCTs. Clare was appointed Chief Officer of CWHHE CCGs in January 2015, and is currently the SRO of Shaping a Healthier Future.  Clare has successfully led change in financially challenged environments and brings both acute and commissioning experience to the role.

Louise Proctor

Louise ProctorManaging director

Louise joined West London CCG from Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust, where she was director of strategy and transformation and was previously director of integration. She has worked across the NHS in commissioning organisations, mental health and acute providers and has held a number of roles within Northants Community Services (Northants Primary Care Trust) including managing director. 

Sonia Richardson

Sonia RichardsonPatient representative

Sonia has a long career in senior management in health and social care. She has worked for a number of organisations including the The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and the East London and City Health Authority as a health promotion manager and most recently as an advisor and trainer in dementia. 

Karen Rydings

Karen RydingsPractice Manager

Karen has been a practice manager in Kensington and Chelsea for four years - most recently in a large training practice in South Kensington. Prior to that, she worked for both West London and Hammersmith and Fulham CCGs, gaining a good understanding and practical knowledge of the challenges faced by practices within the local area. She leads the Practice Managers Forum, and sits on the Patient Participation and Experience Board Sub-Committee. As a new board member, she is looking forward to developing her role further to represent both Practice Managers and Practice Nurses in West London.

Victoria Stark

Victoria StarkLay member

Victoria was CEO of a large and successful charitable social care and housing provider for over 30 years, delivering services across London and the South East. She was awarded CBE for services to homeless people in London in 2002. She has lived in Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster since leaving university in 1974. She has a particular focus on governance, serving on the CCG’s Finance and Performance and Patient and Public Engagement Committees, and chairing the Joint Co-Commissioning Committee.

Simon Tucker

Simon TuckerLay member

Simon is a qualified barrister who practised public and charity law before working as a strategy consultant for MicKinsey and Company. He was previously the chief executive of the Young Foundation, a charity focused on innovation to address social needs. He was lead adviser for the NHS Regional Innovation Funds and continues to advise and coach NHS staff leading innovation projects as well as social entrepreneurs. He has co-founded several successful social ventures.

Jonathan Webster

Jonathan WebsterNurse member, director of nursing, quality & safety

Qualifying as a Registered General Nurse in 1990, Jonathan has worked in both secondary and primary care in the UK and Australia and has held two consultant nurse for older people posts. Starting his first commissioning role in 2009, Jonathan moved to the North West London Cluster of PCTs in 2011 as deputy director for quality and clinical assurance before acting into the North West London Cluster of PCT's director of nursing and quality role in 2012. He has been in his current post since 2012 which focusses upon quality improvement and clinical assurance and encompasses: clinical quality and patient safety, safeguarding (children and adults), emergency planning and Caldicott Guardian responsibilities.

Ben Westmancott

Ben WestmancottDirector of compliance (adviser in attendance)

Since joining the NHS in 1998, Ben has worked in a variety of managerial roles including performance management, strategy and planning, corporate governance and programme management, initially in accute hospitals, before moving to commissioning in North West London in 2008.  Ben is an associate of member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and, as a qualified coach, is on the NHS's coaching register supporting the development of the NHS workforce in London. 

Philip Young

Philip YoungLay Member

Philip has a background as a Chartered Accountant and a Management Consultant who then spent some 20 years in a series of senior positions in the Financial Services Sector. Philip retired some 9 years ago and now holds a range of non-executive and trustee roles in the public and voluntary sector.

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Cynthia FolarinPublic Health representative

Dr Oisin Brannick

Dr Oisin Brannick GP Clinical Lead for End of Life and Macmillan

Oisin has been a GP in Kensington and Chelsea for the past five years. He has a particular interest in Dermatology and health promotion. He is also a GP trainer. He is the clinical lead for end of life and Macmillan GP.