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Agnelo Fernandes.pngDr Agnelo FernandesClinical Chair
Dr Fernandes has been a GP in Thornton Heath, Croydon for 24 years. His interests include minor surgery, dermatology, teaching and quality improvement of health services through innovation and transformation. He is a GP Trainer, an Educational Supervisor of GP Trainees out of hours, a GP appraiser, a member of the Croydon Local Medical Committee and a Governor at Royal Russell School, Croydon. He was awarded the MBE for “services to Medicine and Healthcare” by Her Majesty the Queen (2004) and Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners (2006), and his practice attained the highest honour of the Royal College of General Practitioners “Quality Practice Award” (2010). In his role as the Assistant Clinical Chair of the CCG he chairs the Urgent Care Working Group, Strategic Transformation Board, Prevention, Self Care and Shared Decision Making steering group, Intermediate Services Clinical Quality Review group and is a member of Croydon’s Health and Wellbeing Board. He is also the Chair of NHS England’s pan-London NHS 111 Clinical Governance group, the National GP Lead for Urgent & Emergency Care for the Royal College of General Practitioners (UK), and Chair of the National Intercollegiate Clinical Governance group for NHS Pathways.
Emily-Symington.pngDr Emily SymingtonGoverning Body GP Member
A Governing Body member since 2016, Dr Symington has been closely involved with Together for Health and Care, a cross-agency programme which looks at how Croydon can promote proactive and preventative care. Encouraging residents to be actively involved in their health, a key part of the programme is embedding share decision making into all relationships between people and health and care professionals in Croydon.  This involves both parties discussing and agreeing the best way forward in the best interests of the patient, principles she has embedded into the routine workings of the CCG and the commissioning of healthcare services across the borough.  Dr Symington has also spoken nationally about her work setting up group consultations for common long term conditions such as diabetes, which have proven positive results in terms of patient health and patient experience.
Her work on Together for Health and Care has given her an insight into the wider landscape of Croydon’s health and care assets as well as the challenges; insights she brings to the Governing Body and the decisions she is a part of making. She is also involved in working with Croydon Health Services to improve the quality of services provided.
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Registered Nurse, Lay Member
Amanda Page brings many years of experience as a professional leader in delivering clinical pathway redesign and major organisational improvement to ensure patients’ experience high quality care and clinical outcomes. Her passion is driving change in pathways to confidently know that people, especially older people, will have a better experience when they are at their most vulnerable. Amanda is also our executive safeguarding lead and has ensured sound governance systems and processes are in place to assure the Governing Body and our public that our provider organisations meet their statutory responsibilities in relation to safeguarding.
Amy Page
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Secondary Care Consultant
Dr Les Ross
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Lay Member PPI
Paulette Lewis
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Lay Member (Finance)
Phil Hogan
(Governance & Conflict of Interest Guardian)
Roger Eastwood
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Joint Chief Nurse NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group and Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Elaine believes passionately in the NHS and the delivery of high quality of care for all having started her career as a registered general and sick children’s nurse and specialised in A&E nursing.  She has had an extensive clinical and managerial career in various London teaching hospitals as well as community services in Croydon.  Most recently Elaine was the Deputy Chief Operating Officer at Croydon Health Services  and she was responsible for the day to day operational management of the hospital.  She has a real understanding of the day to day issues faced by our patients and services in Croydon.
Elaine Clancy
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Joint Director of Strategy and Transformation
Josh Potter
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Place Based Leader for Health (joint post as Croydon Health Services NHS Trust Chief Executive)
Matthew Kershaw
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Accountable Officer
Sarah Blow
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Director of Joint Commissioning
Sarah Warman
Joint Chief Financial Officer
Mike was appointed as Chief Finance Officer on the establishment of NHS Croydon CCG in April 2013. He is a chartered accountant having qualified in New Zealand and in the UK. Before joining NHS Croydon CCG, Mike spent 11 years in the role of Deputy Director of Finance at Sutton & Merton Primary Care Trust (turnover £0.6bn), including experience as Acting Director of Commissioning and Acting Director of Finance.  Mike holds a Bachelor of Management Studies (Waikato, New Zealand) and started his career in the New Zealand health service.
Mike Sexton
Healthwatch Croydon ManagerGordon Kay
Executive director health, wellbeing & adultsGuy-Van-Dichele
Director of Public HealthRachel Flowers