Governing Body Members
Our Governing Body comprises a number of local GPs, clinicians, health professionals and lay members. See below for more information. Click here for details of Governing Body meetings.
Dr Phil Garnett
Chair, April 2013 – present
Phil has worked for five years in secondary care with a focus on paediatrics attaining DCH and MRCP. He spent 39 years as a GP and took the lead in fund holding. He has previously been PCG chair, PCT PEC chair, PbC chair, GP trainer for 29 years and Hospice Trustee and Board member for 31 years and has an MSc in Quality Improvement, Innovation and Leadership.
Accountable Officer, December 2018 - Present
Amanda was appointed as the Accountable Officer for the three North Yorkshire CCGs (Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby, Harrogate and Rural District and Scarborough and Ryedale) in December 2018. Prior to this she served as Accountable Officer for Harrogate and Rural District CCG since it was established in 2013.
Amanda trained as a diagnostic radiographer and worked in hospitals across Newcastle upon Tyne and York, reaching the position of Superintendent Radiographer, with a particular interest in trauma and orthopaedics. After becoming involved in clinical redesign and service improvement Amanda decided to pursue a career in management. She has held senior management roles within the acute sector, strategic health authority and Primary Care Trusts. Amanda has undertaken significant work in service delivery and system redesign across both primary care and acute pathways and her experience includes leading and implementing policy and performance improvement.
Amanda is a strong advocate of prevention, self-care and supporting our population to lead healthy lives. She is passionate about mental health services and working in partnership to help achieve the best health outcomes for the people who live in our are. When not working Amanda enjoys yoga and running and spending time walking in the Yorkshire countryside with her family and two dogs.
Dr Peter Billingsley
Associate Chair – April 2017 – Present
Lead for mental health
GP on the Board Committee for Performance
Peter has lived in Scarborough for 20 years. It is his hometown and he is a stakeholder in its future. He has an in depth knowledge of local care provision, where it excels and where it falls short.
Dr Greg Black
GP Member – April 2013 – Present
Lead for prescribing, Cardiovascular disease and ENT.
Chair of Business Committee and GP on Board Committee for Finance and Contracting
Greg has been working as a GP in Practice in Ryedale for 17 years. He moved to Yorkshire in 1995 and completed GP training in Scarborough and York. He spent two years working as a locum in North Yorkshire before taking a partnership in practice.
Dr Omnia Hefni
GP Member – April 2014 – Present
Lead for secondary care. GP on Board Committee for Quality
Omnia started her career in General Practice in Lincoln in 2004 where she trained as a GP registrar. She has had involvement within the management aspect of Primary Care as well as involvement in undergraduate teaching for medical students. Omnia has a special interest in diabetes, family planning and sexual health.
Dr Christopher Ives
GP Member – April 2017 - Present
Lead for Paediatrics, Respiratory Medicine, Diabetes, Maternity
GP on the Board Committee for Patient Engagement and Communications
Chris graduated from Hull York Medical School (HYMS) and has remained mainly in the area working in various specialities. He has spent time as a tutor at HYMS before then becoming a local Ryedale GP. He has gained a good range of experience of how the local health system works and how best we can provide care for patients who live in the area. He has interests in many aspects of medicine including both respiratory medicine and palliative care.
Primary Care Manager – April 2013 – Present
Practice Manager on Board Committee for Finance and Contracting and Board Committee for Patient Engagement and Communications
Carolyn had experience in various aspects of business particularly in Accountancy and IM&T before joining the Health Service. She has been a Practice Manager for 20 years covering all aspects of management within a healthcare setting. Prior to joining the CCG as a Governing Body member Carolyn was a member of the local Practice Based Commissioning Committee for several years. She gained a 1st class Business and Management Degree in 2003.
Lay Member – April 2013 – Present
Patient and Public Engagement
An Environmental Health Officer by profession, Andy was previously Assistant Director for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety at the City of York Council. Holding a Law degree and an MBA, he is passionate about protecting citizens’ rights. Formerly Chief Executive of the Scarborough Citizens Advice Bureau, he is now Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Lay Member – April 2013 – Present
Chair of Audit and Governance Committee
Philip is a graduate in Economics and trained as a Chartered Accountant before joining the NHS. He held a succession of finance posts and then various health chief executive posts in Yorkshire. More recently as a consultant, he worked with health and local authority teams and the pharmaceutical industry on organisational and community strategies and change management.
Lay Member - October 2016 – Present
Vice Chair of Primary Care Co-Commissioning Committee
Ken is a chartered accountant who trained with KPMG. He then moved into industry and has considerable experience of the chemical and power generation sectors, both in the UK and abroad. He has been Chair of the Governing Body of The Wensleydale School and Sixth Form for six years and is passionate about helping to provide communities with the best possible public services. Ken is married with three children, all born and bred in North Yorkshire, and works with the CCG and the local community to improve health services.
Dr Ian Woods
GP Member – April 2016- Present
Ian qualified in Medicine in 1979, and after specialist training became a Consultant Anaesthetist in 1988. His special interests included Intensive Care and also Patient Safety - he became the Specialty Advisor at the National Patient Safety Agency. During the latter part of his clinical career he was Medical Director of a Foundation Trust for 4 years, and now at the CCG sits on the Audit Committee in addition to the Governing Body. Ian lives with his family in North Yorkshire, and enjoys walking and photography.
Dr Jenni Lawrence
Macmillan GP – April 2015 to present
Associate GP – April 2017- Present
Jenni has been working in Scarborough since 2002. She works as both an in hours and out of hours GP as well as working for Saint Catherine’s hospice. She has worked at SRCCG since April 2015 as the Macmillan GP Lead and is involved in projects to do with cancer care across the Yorkshire and Humber area. Since April 2015 she has also expanded her portfolio into Learning Disability and End of Life Care.