Clinical Chair and Lead of the Frimley Leadership & Improvement Academy – Dr Peter Bibawy
Peter is a GP in Aldershot and has previously served as the CCG's Medical Director and Clinical Director for urgent care. He was elected as Clinical Chair of the CCG in September 2018, having been acting Clinical Chair since April 2018.
Peter is passionate about improving patient care through delivery and innovation. He is a Board Member of the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System (ICS). Peter and system colleagues established the flagship 20/20 Leadership Programme, which has led to the creation of the Frimley Leadership and Improvement Academy (FLIA), for which he is the Lead.
Clinical Chief Officer for the Frimley Commissioning Collaborative - Dr Andy Brooks
Until November 30, 2019, Andy was Clinical Chair of Surrey Heath and East Berkshire CCGs. On December 1, by virtue of also taking over as accountable officer of North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG, he became the new Clinical Chief Officer for the Frimley Commissioning Collaborative (comprised of the three CCGs within the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System).
Andy is a Farnham resident and a GP Partner at a busy, outstanding-rated surgery in Camberley.
He is passionate about the integration of health and social care and is dedicated to designing services around the needs of individuals. Andy believes integration is the key to making a meaningful difference to people and those working on the frontline.
As well as being a member of the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System Board, Andy also sits on the national Integrated Care system GP Development Programme.
Managing Director - 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 its 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.
Lay Member with Governance Portfolio and Chairman of the Board for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Partnership of CCGs – 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. If you have any questions about the interests declared by members of the CCG, please direct your query to Peter
The Conflicts of Interest Policy can be found here
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.”
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 IT, ICT and New Models of Care, Community Services - Dr Karl Bennett
Karl qualified as a doctor at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, before completing his training locally, at Frimley Park Hospital. He joined Hartley Corner Surgery as a GP partner in 2001, leading on IT and diabetes, a role he performed until the practice merged with The Oaklands Practice in 2016 to create the Oakley Health Group, where Karl continues to practice today.
He served as the CCG’s clinical lead for Information Technology for two-and-a-half years before being elected onto the CCG’s Governing Body, where his responsibilities include IT, as well as New Models of Care.
He said: “The two elements are interrelated, so they dovetail nicely. It’s something I’m enthusiastic about as it’s all part of making a patient’s journey as seamless as possible, with the right people involved at the right time. The New Models of Care programme has allowed us to expand what we do locally, treating people nearer to where they live and reducing the need for them to be admitted to hospital, away from their communities.”
Aside from his professional role, Karl is a married father-of-two who loves to cook, and enjoys music, including playing the trombone.
Clinical Director for Planned Care and Medicines Optimisation - Dr Hanne Hoff
Hanne qualified as a doctor in 2003 at St George’s Hospital Medical School in London. Starting off her medical career in emergency medicine and anaesthetics, working at Frimley Park and the Royal Surrey County Hospital, she changed to general practice in 2007 and completed her GP training in early 2009. Since then she has been working as a salaried and locum GP in several practices in the local area, and has been in her current main practice, Crondall New Surgery, since 2014.
After completing a postgraduate diploma in therapeutics in 2012 she joined North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG as Prescribing Lead. Since then she has also sat on the boards for Urgent Care and Children’s and Maternity Services, and was elected onto the Governing Body early 2018 to lead on Planned Care services and Medicines Optimisation.
She said: "I feel passionate about the NHS and its ambitions to deliver a great quality, efficient and equitable health service for those who need it when they need it. Despite the NHS being faced with significant pressures on clinical services at the moment, it is an exciting time to be part of North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG, where we have great opportunities to design and re-design services to achieve better care and outcomes for our local people."
Clinical Director for Primary Care Workforce, Professional Development, Mental Health and Public and Patient Engagement - Dr Martin Ballard
Dr Martin Ballard has been a GP Partner at Downing Street Group Practice in Farnham since 2002, where he is involved in practice management, medical training, and the Farnham Locality development.
Martin was initially a Clinical Lead for the CCG for two-and-a-half years before being appointed as a Governing Body GP in 2019.
His portfolio focuses on Primary Care Workforce, Professional Development, Reducing Variation of Care across the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System (ICS), Mental Health and Patient and Public Engagement.
Martin said: "I am delighted to be part of such a forward-thinking and dynamic CCG. I am passionate about ensuring patients receive the best quality care and I feel privileged to be able to contribute to our local healthcare needs and priorities."
Executive Director of Quality and Nursing for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Partnership of CCGs (Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System focus) – Emma Boswell
Emma is a graduate of King’s College, London and has worked as a nurse in the NHS for over 20 years.
She has practised in both acute and community services and has extensive experience of nursing, quality 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.”
Emma is also the CCG's Freedom to Speak Up Guardian for primary care. Emma can be contacted via this email address NEHCCG.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.”