The Council is chaired by Dr Paul Stevens and comprises appointed clinical and Patient and Public Engagment 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 Paul Stevens, Clinical Chair

Dr Paul Stevens qualified in medicine from the then London Hospital Medical School in 1980 and was appointed Consultant in 1990. His training encompassed time in both the NHS and the Royal Air Force. In 1995 he was appointed Clinical Director of the Kent Kidney Care Centre where he was responsible for the sustained modernisation and development of Renal Services for the people of Kent together with a clinical research programme in kidney disease. He is a past-President of the British Renal Society, has served on a number of national committees and was an advisor to NICE and the Department of Health for various aspects of kidney disease. Internationally he co-chaired the international classification of chronic kidney disease and remains an executive committee member of Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes. Latterly he served as his Trust medical director, stepping into that role at a time when the Trust was placed in both quality and financial special measures.

Amanda Allen - Allied Health Professional

Therapy Manager, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Amanda’s management experience includes operationally and strategically managing therapy services that include several of the Allied Health Professionals (AHP) specifically: Nutrition and Dietetics; Occupational Therapy; Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy. The services provided include outreach and community services as well as acute services.

Amanda’s clinical experience has included working across broad range of sectors: Acute care; Community; independent sector; Elite sports.

2000-2004, worked with the Leadership Centre /Modernisation Agency in a voluntary capacity as the South East Allied Health Professions and Healthcare Scientists Leadership development lead.

2004 – 2013 – AHP consultant advisor (Part time) for Strategic Health Authority (Surrey and Sussex then South East Coast). This role was one of twelve Nationally and allowed me the opportunity to contribute towards National Policy working closely with the Chief Health Professions Officer and regional colleagues and I have contributed towards the following policy development:

  • Allied Health Professions prescribing and medicines supply mechanisms scoping project- July 2009 – the precursor to independent prescribing for Physiotherapists
  • Framing the contribution of Allied Health Professions – October 2008
  • Meeting the Challenge: A strategy for Allied Health Professions – November 2000

Amanda has been the AHP member of the South East Clinical Senate since 2014.

Amanda believes that the Clinical Senate offers a key function of enabling stakeholders across the health and social care system (including patient representation) to collaboratively contribute to and advise on proposed service redesign and developments within the local health economy. It also offers the opportunity to collaborate and network with Clinical Senates Nationally, sharing learning across regional boundaries.

Alison Barnett - Centre Director, Public Health England South East

Centre Director, Public Health England South East. Alison commenced her role as Centre Director for Public Health England South East in September 2018 having been Deputy Centre Director since March 2016. Prior to this she was Director of Public Health for Medway for 8 years working in both the PCT and Council. She was Director of Public Health for Bexley Care Trust 2002-2008 and a Consultant in Public Health for Bexley and Greenwich Health Authority 1997-2002. She trained as a general practitioner in Thanet before joining higher training in public health in the South East. She has a broad range of experience and interests in public health but has a particular interest in cardiovascular disease prevention and health in all policies. She is also covering the role of Director of Public Health in the NHSE/I South East regional team.

Helen Bell - Programme Manager, South East Clinical Senates

Helen qualified as a pharmacy technician in 2007 and has worked at a variety of acute and mental health trusts both locally in Surrey and also in London. Prior to Helen becoming one of the first cohort of Kent, Surrey Sussex Darzi Fellows in 2017, she was working in a research based role at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

Michael Bosch MBBS equiv. MRCGP DRCOG MSc - General Practitioner

Smallfield Surgery, Wheelers Lane, Smallfield, Surrey

Michael is a GP in Surrey who came to the UK after graduating in Germany in 1994. Having spent a year of his undergraduate training at St George’s Medical School he was impressed not only by the NHS but also fell in love with general practice.

After completing his GP training in 1999, he worked part time for East Surrey Health Authority’s Public Health Department where he developed guidelines for managing depression and projects. In 2001 he completed an MSc in General Practice at King’s College London GKT Medical School. Since 2002 Michael has been a GP partner in a practice in Smallfield, Surrey, but he continued throughout to work part-time for the local PCG, PCT and CCG and since 2014 he is also a director in his local GP Federation.

Michael is passionate about the principles of the NHS and believes that it can continue to provide high quality services in an extremely efficient way as long as it nurtures its unique system of general practice and primary care. Clinical leaders across all specialities need to come together with patients who use services and adapt and improve publically funded healthcare for all. The Clinical Senates can provide a forum for discussion and debates for that purpose and provide NHS commissioners with reassurance that their plans can lead to better care.

May Bullen - Patient and Public Partner

May spent over 45 years working as a nurse in the NHS. Her experience covered general nursing and specialist areas both in hospitals and the community. Specialist areas included intensive Care, Coronary Care, Oncology and Health Visiting. She was a Macmillan Nurse and later spent several years working directly for Macmillan Cancer Support developing services across the South East of England. She was a Director in a Primary Care Trust before retiring from the NHS and undertaking a number of Consultancy projects ranging from small local ones to large national ones. She has in recent years had a lay role with the Care Quality Commission and been involved in inspecting hospitals and care homes.
A large part of May’s work has involved ensuring that the patient and family are considered and have a voice in care and service development. Over the years she has been a member of numerous Regional and National NHS / Charity Committees.

Heather Caudle - Chief Nursing Officer, Surrey and Borders NHS Foundation Trust

Priscilla Chandro - Patient and Public Partner

Public Governor (Surrey) – South East Coast Ambulance Service; Secretary – Cardiovascular Care Partnership UK; Co-Opted Council Member – British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation; Lay Member – South East Coast, Strategic Clinical Network – Cardiovascular; Lay Member – South East Clinical Senate

Priscilla Chandro suffered a heart attack at the age of 37 and has since gone on to become what she terms as a “professional” patient and public representative. Her heart attack went undetected for three days, as she was misdiagnosed as having flu. Through her “work”, she is conscious of highlighting misdiagnosis and “stereotyping” when necessary, as she feels that these are not issues solely related to cardiac cases.

She is an Ambassador for the British Heart Foundation and has been involved in many activities, including media work to raise awareness of Women and Heart Disease, member of grant committees, the Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy and the Keogh Mortality Rapid Response Reviews, amongst others.  She is currently involved as a lay member for the new style CQC hospital reviews.

Her “fixed” positions are as Public Governor for the South East Coast Ambulance service, Secretary for Cardiovascular Care Partnership UK, co-opted member of council, being the first female patient, for the British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation and as a lay member for the South East Cardiovascular Strategic Clinical Network and Clinical Senate. She is also part of the national Women’s Health Patient Safety Committee.

David Davis - Allied Health Care Professional

Professor Graeme Dewhurst - Postgraduate Dean for Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Peter Green MSc MB BS DCH DRCOG CCG - Collaborative Representative for Kent & Medway

Des Holden - Clinical Lead, Academic Health Science Network, Kent, Surrey & Sussex

Sian Jones - Surrey CCG representative

Dr Sunil Lobo - Acute Care Physician, East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust

Sarah Markham - Patient and Public Partner
Fionna Moore - Medical Director, South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Dr Fionna Moore has more than 40 years’ experience in the NHS. She is currently the Acting Chief Executive at SECAmb ahead of a substantive CEO being appointed.

Fionna has a wealth of experience in emergency care and the ambulance sector having spent many years with London Ambulance Service as Medical Director and latterly, as Chief Executive. She has also been an A&E consultant for 30 years.

Fionna is SECAmb’s Caldicott Guardian and Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer.

She will continue as Executive Medical Director of South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) from September 2019.

Richard Quirk - Deputy for Fionna Moore

Jason Read - Associate Medical Director, Sussex Partnership NHS Trust
Jason is a Consultant Psychiatrist who does his clinical work in Worthing with wider managerial responsibilities across Sussex. He grew up in West Sussex and obtained his medical qualifications from Liverpool Medical School in 1996 then trained in General Adult Psychiatry in Liverpool, South London and Brighton. He has been a consultant since 2008 and his clinical work is mainly around psychosis with particular interests around rehabilitation and physical health for people with serious mental illness . He is co-chair of the Psychosis Clinical Academic Group and Associate Medical Director. He has held various Clinical Lead and Clinical Director responsibilities in the past.
Jonathan Richenberg MA Biochem (Cantab), BM Bch (Oxon), MRCP (London), FRCR (London), Hon. Sen Lect (BSMS) - Consultant Acute Provider Sussex

Jonathan is a senior consultant radiologist in Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust. Having completed a biochemistry degree at King’s College, Cambridge, he went on to study medicine at New College Oxford (first class degree), taking up his substantive consultant’s post in Brighton in 1999. In 2003, Brighton and Sussex Medical School awarded Jonathan title of honorary senior lecturer.

Jonathan’s specialist interests are urological, nephrological (renal) and gynaecological and infertility imaging. He is the lead uroradiologist for Sussex cancer network. He is a member of the European Society of Uroradiology, and a founding member of British Society of Uroradiology. He has participated in National and International medical organisations contributing to improving diagnosis and treatment of various urological conditions.

Jonathan has held the following positions of responsibility:

  • Quality Standards Advisory Committee (QSAC) for prostate cancer quality standard as a specialist member 2014
  • Radiology member NICE Guidance Development Group: prostate cancer 2012-2013
  • Chairman European Society Uroradiology Clinical Indications for Prostate MRI 2011-current
  • Chairman European Society Uroradiology Sub Committee on scrotal imaging 2012-current
  • Advisor to grant funding bodies: UK and Dutch Cancer Society
  • Member Royal College of Radiology service review committee
Dr Mansoor Sange MD, FRCA, FFICM, EDIC - Consultant, Acute Provider Kent & Medway

Mansoor obtained his MBBS qualification from Grant Medical College in Mumbai, India. He trained initially in Mumbai where he earned an MD and qualified as a Diplomate of the National Board (DNB) in Anaesthetics. He then was a trainee in the South East School of Anaesthesia and Pan London training rotation for intensive care medicine where he obtained his FRCA qualification in 2006.

He is a certified advanced life support instructor and has a keen interest in teaching and simulation training. Mansoor was appointed as a Consultant Anaesthetist and Intensivist at the Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford in 2011.

He is the chair of the Kent Critical Care Clinical Group and a part of the South East Coast Operational Delivery Network oversight group.

Aneetha Skinner - Clinical Director of Adult Specialist Rehab Services, Sussex Community NHS Trust

Sally Smith - Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Emily Steward - Head of Clinical Senates NHSEI South East, Kent Surrey Sussex and Hampshire Thames Valley Clinical Senates

Emily qualified as a nurse in 1995 from University College London and The Middlesex Hospitals. Soon after she trained as a neonatal intensive care nurse and worked in London and the South East. In 1999 she qualified as a midwife from Kings College London.  The advent of the Better Births maternity review provided an opportunity to move into programme management and service transformation roles which she did with Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, West Kent CCG and South East London ICS and Local Maternity System before joining the national team at NHSEI. Prior to joining the clinical senate Emily worked with the national systems transformation team supporting major service change. She has presented regionally and nationally at part of the maternity transformation programme and as a registered nurse and midwife remains actively involved in maternity.

Alison Taylor - Medical Director for System Improvement and Medical Standards, NHS England and NHS Improvement (Strategy and Transformation)