The Council is chaired by Dr Jane Barrett and comprises of appointed clinical and Patient and Public Experience members and of standing (ex officio) members. Appointed members are selected via a formal interview process following a process of nomination or individual approach and will maintain their role for two or three years.

Dr Jane Barrett - Hampshire and Thames Valley Senate Chair

Dr Jane Barrett is well known locally through her roles as Consultant Clinical Oncologist and as Director of the Berkshire Cancer Centre and Medical Director of Thames Valley Cancer Network from its inception in 2001 until 2007. She has had a long association with The Royal College of Radiologists and was elected its President in 2010, the first from the Faculty of Clinical Oncology to be elected by the Fellowship and the first woman President from the Faculty. Jane retired from full time NHS work in October 2013 and then worked chairing hospital inspections for the CQC. In addition to her role as Senate Chair, she now works clinically and as a strategic advisor in the Highlands.

Angela Baker - Deputy Director, Health and Wellbeing

I am an experienced Public Health Consultant who has been a part of every level of the NHS and within Local Government.  In August 2015 I was appointed to be the Deputy Director of Health and Wellbeing for PHE SE, my current role. I am passionate about improving the Public Health system across the South East, working with and for partner agencies to get the best outcomes for our population.  Partnerships are everything and working with different agencies is essential if we are going to make the biggest difference with finite resources. By background, I am a graduate paediatric nurse, with additional community and school nursing skills, I have also experience as a senior lecturer at Oxford Brookes University where I taught on the Masters of Public Health course. I also developed a workplace learning module which allowed students to develop their own learning experience within an academic framework.

Mr Michael Baker

Mr Michael Baker started his career in the financial sector working in retail banking. After seven years, he moved into public health, where he has remained for over 20 years across the South East. Mr Baker has worked for a number of NHS organisations and has led on sexual health, substance misuse and health improvement. He has a MSc and PhD in Health Promotion, a certificate in teaching and a postgraduate qualification in psychotherapy. In 2013, he joined Public Health England where he led on Screening and Immunisation across Wessex. He is now the Deputy Director of Healthcare Public Health in the South East providing local leadership of the healthcare public health system.

Helen Bell - Programme Manager, South East Clinical Senate

Dr John Black - Medical Director

John joined the Board of the South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) in 2010 as Medical Director, having previously joined SCAS in 2007 as Divisional Medical Director for Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. John’s role is to support the strategic clinical direction of South Central Ambulance Service NHS as well as to provide expert clinical advice to the Board and, together with the Director for Patient Care, to provide assurance on the standards of clinical care delivered. John represents of The College of Emergency Medicine and currently chairs the Intercollegiate Board for Training in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM), which has over seen the General Medical Council approval of this new medical sub-specialty, and the approval of new postgraduate PHEM training programmes in England, Scotland and Wales. John is a member of the National Ambulance Service Medical Director’s Group and is also a member of the Army Reserve (Defence Medical Services). John was appointed a Queen’s Honorary Physician (Civilian) in 2009 and Honorary Consultant Civilian Adviser in Emergency Care to the British Army in 2013.

Dr Nick Broughton - Chief Executive, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Kiren Collison - Clinical Chair

Suzanne Cunningham

Ms Suzanne Cunningham O.B.E. originally trained as a midwife in Poole and is now Director of Midwifery at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. She works as part of a team to ensure that the maternity service can increase the impact that it has on public health and ensuring the care delivered is evidence based and delivered with an emphasis on strong multi-professional relationships. She is a Supervisor of Midwives and Honorary Lecturer at Bournemouth University where she was formerly Senior Lecturer; she is now a Visiting Fellow to the University’s Centre for Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Health which promotes the health and well-being of women, babies and their families. She was seconded to South Central SHA as the Clinical Director for Maternity and Newborn from 2008 to 2012, where she worked with the maternity and neonatal networks to advise commissioners on maternity care pathways. She is involved in reviewing Maternity services across the UK.

Douglas Findlay - Lay Member

Douglas Findlay started work in food development with Marks and Spencer where he worked for 10 years. He then re-trained and worked as a high school teacher, teaching Food Science and Health Education. Over the last 25 years, Douglas has worked in and with the Pharmaceutical and Medical Technology industries, initially as a science officer, then as a partnership manager, a regional adviser and finally as a learning and development specialist training consultant for an eLearning provider. Douglas is an enthusiastic advocate of the NHS, he campaigns as a patient/carer advocate. He cared for both his parents during 2013 until their deaths in 2014 and since that time has taken an active role in a number of NHS organisations, including volunteering as a patient leader at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and as a board member of Healthwatch Reading.

Dr Mark Hancock - Medical Director, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Mark Hancock has worked with Oxford Health in a number of roles since 1999, and he was appointed the Medical Director in April 2016. He has previously been the Deputy Medical Director, since May 2013. In recent years, he has been psychiatric lead for medium secure services (2013-14) and associate clinical director for forensic services (2011-2013). Mark is Trust lead for Clinical Risk Assessment and Management, the Trust’s Caldicott Guardian and Chief Clinical Information Officer. He completed the Nye Bevan programme with the NHS Leadership Academy in 2014.

Mr Matthew Hayes

Mr Matthew Hayes is Clinical Director of the Strategic Clinical Network for Cancer within NHS England (Wessex), having previously been Medical Director of Central South Coast Cancer Network. He was closely involved in the NHS Next Stage (Darzi) review, chairing the Planned Care group for South Central Strategic Health Authority in 2007 to 2008. In his previous role he facilitated an international collaborative project in colorectal cancer pathways across Wessex, Scotland, Singapore and Australia which continues to influence national priorities in colorectal cancer care. He trained in surgery and urology in Wessex, Bristol and London prior to his appointment as a Consultant Urological Surgeon at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust in 2002. He is now also an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton. He is President of the Wessex Urology Support Group and a Patron of the ‘Simon Says’ children’s bereavement charity.

Dr Lalitha Iyer - Medical Director, East Berkshire CCG

Dr Iyer has been working as a GP Partner at the Farnham Road Practice in Slough since 2007. She has a special interest in obstetrics and gynaecology and is the Women’s Health lead for Slough CCG. She is also the GP lead for FGM in East Berkshire. Initially qualifying as a gynaecologist, she worked in the gynaecology department at Wexham Park Hospital (Frimley Trust) for 10 years with a special interest in colposcopy and cervical screening programmes. Following this, she trained to be a general practitioner. She has been the paediatric lead for Slough CCG and was involved in the paediatric asthma project to improve the health of children with asthma. She has led on various cancer related projects for Slough and was involved with Macmillan cancer in their project on promoting increased screening uptake in Slough. Her passion for reducing health inequalities is reflected through her involvement in community health events with local charities in the population served, including ethnic minorities. She was involved in starting the first cancer support group for ethnic minorities in East Berkshire jointly with Macmillan and a local charity. Working for many years in the NHS hospital environment and then within the community gives her a unique advantage in understanding the issues in both these settings and provides her with the ability to contribute to the improvement of patient care and health outcomes. She has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Dr. Richard Jones

Dr. Richard Jones is Clinical Director of the Cardiovascular Services Strategic Clinical Network. He trained in Cardiology at the University Hospital of Wales, as well as in Jersey, Portsmouth and Southampton. He has been a Consultant Cardiologist at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust for 15 years. During that period he was Clinical Director for Cardiac Services for three years and Chief of Medicine for three years. Dr. Jones has a Masters Degree in Leadership from the Royal College of Physicians and Birkbeck College, University of London and is passionate about health service improvement.

Dr Tina Kenny - Medical Director, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Tina is the medical director at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. With a 20 year background as a partner in general practice, she came to the trust with experience as a medical director in a large acute trust in the north west and prior to that as a medical director in a Primary Care Trust with additional responsibilities for mental health and learning disability services. Tina spent 8 years as a General Medical Council Fitness to Practice panel member and 3 years as a medical adviser to the Health Professions Council. She has been a reviewer for the Healthcare Commission and has served on a variety of department of health, national and Royal College of General Practitioner committees. Tina has an abiding interest in medical education and has been a GP trainer as well as an acute trust Director of Medical Education.  Tina is a founding fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management and a visiting professor at Bucks New University.

Dr. Chris Kipps

Dr Christopher Kipps is Clinical Director for the Strategic Clinical Network at NHS England (Wessex) for Mental Health, Dementia and Neurological conditions. He is a Consultant Neurologist with subspecialty interest in behavioural neurology and cognitive disorders. He has worked for University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust since 2007, and leads the Cognitive Disorders service. He is the clinical lead for Neurology at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, regional DeNDRoN (Dementias and Neurodegenerative Disease Research Network), and Huntington’s disease, Specialty Group lead for Nervous System Disorders for Hampshire and Isle of Wight CCRN and a theme lead in the Wessex NIHR-CLAHRC. He is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, and is the principal investigator for a number of clinically-based research studies in Huntington’s disease and dementia. He has a particular interest in improving processes to support clinical excellence. He trained in general neurology in Sydney before working as a movement disorder fellow for a year and obtaining a diploma of clinical epidemiology. He spent a year as a clinical fellow in Oxford before completing a PhD in Cambridge in Cognitive Disorders and moving to Southampton.

Dr. Hayden Kirk

Dr. Hayden Kirk is a Consultant Physiotherapist and lead for the Southampton Stroke Early Supported Discharge Team and Community Neurological Rehabilitation Teams for Solent NHS Trust (South West Hampshire). He was previously a Clinical Lead for the South Central Cardiovascular and Stroke Network and currently sits on the Wessex Clinical Senate and Cardiovascular Strategic Clinical Network Community Rehabilitation Group. A strong advocate for increased patient representation in the NHS, he has chaired and presented at numerous regional and national patient events. His clinical areas of interest are in complex rehabilitation and spasticity management and he works in multidisciplinary spasticity clinics in South West Hampshire. His research interests are in models of rehabilitation and he has published papers evaluating the effect of behavioural change programmes, post stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA or ‘mini stroke’).

Dr Jackie McGlynn - GP Medical Director, Bracknell & Ascot CCG

Jackie has been a GP Principal at Kings Corner Surgery in Sunninghill for 10 years. She has been the practice lead for practice based commissioning and until recently was a GP trainer with clinical interests in women’s and children’s health. Jackie also has a master’s degree in Community Health and previously trained as a Public Health Physician. On joining Berkshire East in 2005, and before the formation of CCGs, she was the Deputy Medical Director of the PCT. In her current role as a Medical Director of BACCG, she has particular responsibility in leading on quality and contracts with our acute trusts, and also leads on this for the East Berkshire Federation.

Dr. Daniel Meron

Chief Medical Officer, Solent NHS Trust. Honorary Lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Southampton. Works clinically in substance misuse services for Solent NHS Trust. Training in Medicine at the University of Southampton. MBA (with distinction) from Hult International Business School (London).

Dr. Subha Muthalagu

Dr. Subha Muthalagu is Clinical Lead for Wessex Strategic Clinical Network for Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services since December 2017. She has been a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for Hampshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) since 2006 and is currently based at New Forest CAMHS, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. She has previously been the Professional Lead for Psychiatry in Hampshire CAMHS. Dr. Muthalagu is passionate about improving services for children and young people and has promoted collaborative and joint working between multidisciplinary professionals and partner agencies to improve quality of care for children and young people and their families accessing CAMHS. She has led a number of service improvement initiatives including designing care pathways (ADHD, Disability, Transition) for children and young people. She has successfully led the Health Foundation Innovating for Improvement project ‘Bringing CAMHS closer to home’ that involved designing a novel service in partnership with community pharmacies to improve physical monitoring, access and support for children and young people on psychotropic medications.

Jeremy Noble - Consultant Urological Surgeon

Jeremy Noble is a Consultant Urological Surgeon to Oxford University Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust, an Honorary Clinical Lecturer to the University of Oxford and Associate Dean.  He trained in urology in London and Reading and now forms part of a consultant team sub-specialising in lower urinary tract dysfunction, reconstructive and female urology and stone disease. His research interests include the overactive bladder and benign prostate disease and he has a particular interest in the medical management of bladder dysfunction and benign prostatic hyperplasia. He is heavily involved in surgical training.  He has been a board member of the Oxford School of Surgery and has been regional training programme director for core surgery and urology for the Oxford deanery.  He has been a member of the SAC in Urology and a member of the Core Surgery Training Forum at The Royal College of Surgeons.  Jeremy has recently become an Associate Dean with an interest in workforce planning and transformation.

Dr Jane O’Grady - Director of Public Health

Dr Jane O’Grady is currently the Director of Public Health in Buckinghamshire County Council. She qualified in Medicine and then completed specialist training in Pathology before moving to a career in Public Health. During her Public Health career, she has worked in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire and for the National Screening Committee. She was Director of Public Health in Buckinghamshire PCT from 2006 until the national transfer of Public Health to local authorities in 2013. Prior to that she was Director of Public Health for Vale of Aylesbury PCT. She is currently a member of one of the national NICE Quality Standards Advisory Committees.

Karen Owen - Lay Member

Karen Owen lives with a rare condition (Hereditary Angiodema), giving her lived experience of many NHS Services. She has 23 years’ experience as Finance and IT Business Analyst Project Manager in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Karen is part of Bracknell & Ascot CCG where she sits on the Governing Body, representing the voice of patients and public, where she ensures their views are sought and included in all aspects of Healthcare in an effort to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of commissioning. In the past year Karen has been involved in the creation of the new Communications and Engagement Strategy and part of the commissioning team that successfully opened the Urgent Care Centre and the new muscular skeletal and physiotherapy pathways.

Ali Parsons - Clinical Senate Manager, NHS England and NHS Improvement - South East Region

Guy Rooney - Medical Director, Oxford AHSN

Guy joined the Oxford Academic Health Science Network as its medical Director in June 2019. This is a key new role supporting innovation adoption and strengthening clinical engagement with emerging integrated care systems. Guy was previously medical director at Great Western Hospitals NHS FT in Swindon where he worked for almost 20 years. Guy has been a consultant in sexual health and HIV since 1999. He is also medical specialist advisor at the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

Mr Frank Rust

Mr Frank Rust has been co-opted to the Council to help us better understand the patient and the public perspective, while NHS England (Wessex) is in the process of setting up a citizen’s panel – to advise the Senate among other things. He is currently a member of the Performance Screening Group for Medical Practitioners (2004 – present). Since 2013, he has been a member of the Hampshire County Council Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee and a member of Safe and Healthy People Select Committee for the Wessex Region. His patient and public involvement experience includes serving as Chair of the South East Region Community Health Council (1992 – 2003), Chair of the Hampshire Patient and Public Involvement Forums (2003 – 2008) and Chair of Hampshire LINks (2008 – 2013). His health care assurance experience includes the following roles: Governor of Frimley Park NHS Hospital Foundation Trust (2003-2004, 2007-2011), Chair of the Hampshire Continuing Care Appeals Panel (2006-2009), Member of West Surrey and North East Hampshire Health Authority (1982 –1989) and as a Mental Health Act Manager (an independent visitor protecting the rights of patients when they are deprived of their liberty) at Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Janet Waters - Lay Member

Janet Waters is a HR professional with a background working in central government until 2010. For the past 5 years she has worked as a freelance executive coach and learning and business consultant. She moved to the Thames Valley in 1979.  She was joined her local GP practice Patient participation panel in 2012 and has been chair for the past three years. She is a member of the South East Locality Forum and Primary Care Patient Advisory Group. Representing SELF she is a member of the Townlands Stakeholder Reference Group. In the past 3 years Janet has grown her knowledge of the NHS through participation as a lay representative in Oxfordshire and looks forward to contributing in her new role as a lay representative on the Senate.

Dr. Nigel Watson

Dr. Nigel Watson MB BS FRCGPDCHDRCOG trained as a GP and is currently the Chief Executive of Wessex Local Medical Committees (LMC), which represents 3,000 GPs working in 450 practices in Dorset, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and Wiltshire. The LMC now also represents the GPs of Jersey and Guernsey. He continues to practice as a GP part-time and is a senior partner. He is the practice lead for heart disease, epilepsy and has a role to enforce the Quality and Outcomes Framework. Dr. Watson has represented Hampshire and Isle of Wight nationally for over 16 years and served on a number of General Practitioner Committee (GPC) sub-groups including those for information technology, practice finance, contracts and regulations. He also sits on the commissioning sub-committee. Following the publication of the White Paper and the Health and Social Care Bill, the Department of Health established a group of leading GPs, which includes representatives from the BMA, RCGP, NHS Alliance, National Association of Primary Care and the Family Doctors Association. Dr. Watson sits on this group, working with the Department of Health to assist in transforming proposals into something that will work at a local level.