Governing Body


Dr Ian Goodman, Chair

Ian has been a practising GP in Hillingdon for over 30 years and a GP trainer for over 25 years.  He has been the Chair of the NHS Hillingdon CCG since April 2011 and has been actively engaging Hillingdon’s 46 practices through the change to clinical commissioning.  Ian takes a key role in driving change and innovation in General Practice and has been involved in various commissioning projects since 1990.





image Dr Kuldhir Johal, Vice Chair and GP Member

Kuldhir has been a GP in Northwood for the last 14 years. She has taken an active lead in unscheduled care, currently focusing on Hillingdon’s out of hospital strategy, the NW London Shaping a Healthier Future programme and its relevance to Hillingdon and the NHS 111 integrated care pilot that she co-chairs. She has previously been a GP trainer with the London Deanery and has a Masters in Health Informatics.





Dr Stephen Vaughan-Smith, GP Member 

Dr Stephen Vaughan-Smith has been a GP for 26 years and gained his MBBS at St. Mary’s London in 1983. Before studying medicine he was a Cancer Research Scientist, but now specialises in mental health. He has been a Section 12 approved doctor under the mental health act for over 25 years and carries out mental health assessments across all NHS hospitals, wards, outpatients and public buildings in West London. In addition to this, he has been a member of a working party developing Hillingdon's Mental Health Plan. Dr Vaughan-Smith has two young daughters and enjoys a spot of D.I.Y and horticulture.



Dr Mitch Garsin, GP Member

Mitch qualified from St Bartholemew’s Hospital Medical College in 1983 and trained in General Practice in Barnet. He has extensive experience in clinical leadership and is the Chair of the Local Medical Committee, and has been Chair of NHS Hillingdon CCG's Clinical Audit Group and Hillingdon's Practice Based Commissioning Confederation in the past. Mitch is seniorpartner at the Belmont Medical Centre in central Uxbridge. His clinical interests include Child Health, Diabetes and Minor Surgery.



Dr Steven Shapiro, Governing Body Member Dr Steven Shapiro, GP Member

Steven qualified from the London Hospital in 1982 and trained as a GP on the Edgware General Hospital GP training scheme.  He has been a GP for 29 years.  Steven has been involved in NHS management for several years and worked extensively in practice based commissioning before being appointed to NHS Hillingdon CCG's Governing Body where he leads on finance and primary care. Steven is also a member of the CCG's Audit Committee. He is a GP appraiser for Hillingdon GPs and the lead partner at a practice in Ruislip.


image Dr Mayur Nanavati, GP Member

Mayur has responsibility for ensuring the cost effective use of the CCG's prescribing budget and overseeing medicines management cross the health economy which is supported by a team of pharmacists and local GP leads. He is also the lead on the development and delivery of Musculoskeletal (MSK) pathways. He qualified from Manchester University in 1983 and is a senior partner at a practice in Hayes.





Dr Simria Tanvir, GP Member



image Dr Nilesh Bharakhada, GP Member

Nilesh is a locally trained GP and has been working in Hillingdon for seven years. He is a partner at Central Uxbridge Surgery and is passionate about quality improvement.

Nilesh is deputy vice chair of the Local Medical Committee and has several roles with the Royal College of General Practitioners including: NW London faculty board member, deputy treasurer, First-5 lead and National Implementation Lead for Collaborative Care and Support Planning.

He has a keen interest in Health IT and is the North West London CRO for a national programme to develop digital standards for care plans.

On the Governing Body, he is clinical lead for long term conditions, planned care, public health and self care. He also chairs the CCG’s Care Quality Group. 


image Dr Angela Joseph, GP Member

Angela qualified from University of Bergen with a BSc and an MBBS, and practiced medicine in Norway before moving to the UK in 2003. She has been a general practitioner and partner in Hillingdon for the past 13 years.

Angela previously served as Integrated Care Pilot Multi Disciplinary Group chair in the Hayes and Harlington locality from 2012 to 2015, and she recently became a senior partner in her practice. She is the Quality Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) clinical lead on the CCG’s Governing Body. Angela has a daughter who she enjoys travelling and exploring the world with.


image Dr John RiordanSecondary Care Consultant

John is a retired consultant physician and acute trust medical director. He has a long record of collaborative multi-professional working to improve care for patients in NW London and has provided advice on service improvement to hospitals across the UK. He was appointed OBE for services to medical management.





image Rob Larkman, Accountable Officer

Rob Larkman has been an NHS Chief Executive for over 20 years in both provider and commissioning organisations. He has a background in financial management and has worked in advertising and management consultancy before joining the NHS in 1993. He was Chief Executive of NHS Camden between 2002 and 2009 and, more recently, was the Chief Executive of the Whittington Hospital before moving to North West London.




image Caroline Morison, Chief Operating Officer

Caroline has worked in a variety of NHS organisations and roles over the past 12 years.  Most recently she has focussed on integration and new models of care, initially in Tower Hamlets and then in her role at the NWL Collaboration of CCGs working across the eight CCGs of NW London on the design and implementation of outcome-based commissioning and new provider models.  Caroline joined NHS Hllingdon CCG as Chief Operating Officer in May 2016.




image Diane Jones - Director of Quality and Safety 

Diane has worked in the NHS for over 25 years and is a trained midwife. She joined BHH CCGs from NHS Greenwich CCG where she was the Director of Integrated Governance, and took up her new role in March 2017. Diane has significant leadership experience, having worked at senior management level for the past 10 years.  Prior to her role at NHS Greenwich CCG, Diane was Deputy Nurse Director with NHS Redbridge CCG.




image Dr Sarah Crowther, Lay Member for Patient and Public Involvement, Engagement and Equality

Sarah joined Hillingdon CCG in August 2017. She has been working in the field of interaction and interplay between local people and large organisations for thirty years, first in international development then British urban renewal, public policy research and teaching, and for the past 15 years in West London's voluntary sector as Director of REAP, a West London refugee charity based in West Drayton where Sarah also lived for over a decade. Sarah chairs London's 'HEAR' network of small equality and human rights organisations.  


image Trevor Begg, Lay member

Trevor has a long-standing interest in assuring and improving the quality of NHS services in roles as a patient representative on the NW London PCT Cluster board, chair of Hillingdon LINk, CCG authorisation lay assessor and chair of the Patient Reference Group for the London emergency medicine and acute standards review.

Trevor is currently a lay representative on the Keogh mortality review programme and is working with the London Clinical Senate and NW London collaboration for leadership in applied health research and care on patient and public involvement in service innovation and improvement.


image Allison Seidlar, Vice Lay Chair

Allison has had a long interest in all aspects of the NHS and was first appointed as a non-executive director (NED) of Hillingdon PCT in December 2007. She was a NED for Hillingdon, Hounslow and Ealing as part of the outer North West London cluster of PCTs. She was also a PCT-appointed governor at the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital.

Allison has been a lay member of NHS Hillingdon CCG since its inception and is currently Vice Chair of the CCG having been reappointed in 2016. She also sits on the Audit, Finance and Remuneration Committees.

Allison has extensive business experience from the blue chip corporate environment, small businesses, start-up ventures and in the charity sector – both as a Director for Business in the Community (a Princes Trust Charity) and as a charity Trustee. She is a member of the Institute of Directors and has degrees in environmental sciences from the University of London and a MBA from Henley Management College


image Ian Holder, BHH Lay Member (Governance), Chair of BHH Audit and Remuneration Committees

Ian previously held roles as a NED and Deputy Chair for an NHS Foundation Trust providing mental health and community services, where he also went on to chair the Audit Committee. He is a chartered accountant with extensive experience as a director of multinational companies and was formerly a mentor for the ICAEW Financial Leaders of the Future programme.

Ian’s specialities include being an organisational consultant, executive coach and senior accredited BACP registered counselling psychotherapist.


image Dr Steve Hajioff, Director of Public Health, Hillingdon Council

Dr Steve Hajioff is Director of Public Health at Hillingdon Council and a member of NHS Hillingdon CCG Governing Body. With a background in General Practice as well as Public Health, he is an honorary senior lecturer at the department of primary care and population medicine at Imperial College. Steve also works extensively with NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence). He was formerly a chief officer of the British Medical Association. 


Image of Tom Challenor, lay member, Governing Body

Graham Hawkes, Representative, Healthwatch Hillingdon

Graham has been a resident in Hillingdon for over 25 years. His background is in senior management, having worked in the private sector for nearly 30 years with the same company he joined from school.

Since 2008, Graham has been working in the voluntary sector - firstly helping to establish a charity which provided water and sanitation for under privileged areas in sub Saharan Africa and latterly as the Chief Officer for Hillingdon Involvement Network (LINk) from March 2010 before being transferred to and establishing Healthwatch Hillingdon.


Lizzy Bovill – Director of Delivery and Performance


image Neil Ferrelly - Chief Financial Officer

Neil has worked in NHS Finance for more than 35 years and has experience from both Acute Trusts and NHS Commissioning roles. Before coming to NW London, Neil was director of finance at North West Surrey CCG. Before that, he was PCT Director of Finance at Harrow, West Sussex and Kingston and the Joint Chief Finance Officer of both Richmond CCG and Kingston CCG. 

Neil has a vital role supporting clinical commissioners to ensure the CCGs’ resources are used to provide the best health outcomes for people in Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon.