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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.

Amanda Bloor

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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 area. When not working Amanda enjoys yoga and running and spending time walking in the Yorkshire countryside with her family and two dogs.

Wendy Balmain

Wendy Balmain

Director of Strategy and Integration June 2019 - Present

Wendy was appointed Director of Strategy and Integration in June 2019.

Wendy previously served as Director of Transformation and Delivery for Harrogate and Rural District CCG where she was responsible for delivering health care commissioning for the CCG and led work to integrate community and adult social care services. Wendy brings extensive experience across health and social care both at a national and local level to the role.

As Director of Strategy and Integration she is responsible for primary care transformation and commissioning, including implementation of primary care networks, working closely with partners across North Yorkshire to expand integrated service models.

Simon Cox

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Director of Acute Commissioning June 2019 - Present

Simon assumed the role of permanent Director of Acute Commissioning in June 2019, having served in this role temporarily since January 2019. Prior to this he was Chief Officer of NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG.

Simon started his career as a practitioner in operating theatres in Leeds General Infirmary and brings 30 years’ of NHS experience to his role. As Director of Acute Commissioning he oversees the relationship with acute providers across the three North Yorkshire CCGs, including commissioning and performance. He will also support transformation and service redesign initiatives ensuring that acute care best serves the needs of North Yorkshire.

Jane Hawkard

Jane Hawkard

Chief Finance Officer November 2019 - Present

Jane joined the team as Chief Finance Officer in November 2019 after six years as Chief Officer of East Riding CCG.

Jane qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG and worked as a financial accountant at Yorkshire Bank in their store card, leasing and central office divisions before joining the NHS in 1994. Since joining the NHS Jane has worked for mental health, community, acute trusts and the former North East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire (NEYNL) Strategic Health Authority. She has worked at a senior level in finance, contracting and strategy prior to her Chief Officer role. Jane was also a Director on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council senior management team.

In her role as Chief Finance Officer Jane is committed to ensuring a sustainable financial future for the North Yorkshire health economy working with trusts, local authorities and CCG partners.

Sue Peckitt

Chief Nurse - June 2019 - Present

Sue was appointed Chief Nurse in June 2019. She is a registered nurse with over 30 years’ NHS experience in a wide variety of nursing and clinical quality roles in both secondary care organisations and clinical commissioning groups. Sue worked as Deputy Chief Nurse level for six years prior to her current appointment and holds an MSc in Health Sciences and a post graduate diploma in management.

Sue is responsible for clinical quality and safety, safeguarding of adults and children, and patient experience. Sue is committed to working closely with colleagues across the health and social care system in North Yorkshire in order to reduce health inequalities and improve the quality of care for our population.

Julie Warren

Director of Corporate Services, Governance and Performance

Julie was appointed Director of Corporate Services, Governance and Performance in June 2019. She has worked in the NHS for over 26 years in different organisations across Yorkshire and the Humber including setting up one of the first Surestart programmes for 0-5 year olds and their families and carers.

Qualified in health promotion, Julie strongly promotes being proactive in raising awareness and self-care. She is committed to ensuring local priorities are delivered learning from best practice across the country.

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

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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.

Carolyn Liddle


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.

Andrew Hudson


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.

Philip Hewitson


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.

Kenneth Readshaw


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
Secondary Care
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.

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