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Governing Body Members

Dr Thilan Bartholomeuz, Clinical Chair NHS Newark and Sherwood CCG

Thilan has been a GP in Newark & Sherwood since August 2008. He is a GP Partner at Abbey Medical Group and previously been a GP Partner at Lombard Medical Centre and Sherwood Medical Partnership. Being a GP in the locality has given him a wealth of experience working in partnerships with patients, various service providers, Trusts and fellow GP colleagues. This has enabled him to understand the needs of the local community and the challenges facing primary care services.

Dr Bartholomeuz has been fortunate to work closely with the CCG, first in his capacity as the Clinical Lead for Cancer since October 2012 and then as a Macmillan GP since September 2013. Being a Macmillan GP has given him the opportunity to work with various service providers and organisations in reviewing, redesigning or developing cancer pathways to address the needs of patients in mid Nottinghamshire. We are one of the few pioneers in integrating cancer as a long-term condition and develop novel pathways to enable cancer care closer to home. Thilan also chairs the Nottinghamshire Strategic Cancer Advisory Group, thus developing close relationships and networks with health and social care providers and commissioners across Nottinghamshire.

As a GP he strives to maintain highest standards in patient care, professional development and commitment to teaching. This is complemented by his role as a GP Trainer for the Sherwood Forest Vocational Training Scheme. On a personal note, his wife is a local GP and together they have a young family, with two lovely daughters who keep them busy and active in his spare time.





Dr Amanda Sullivan, Accountable Officer

Amanda is the Accountable Officer for two CCGs and SRO of the Mid-Nottinghamshire Better Together programme.  This is a Vanguard Primary and Acute Care System (PACS) site, with an Alliance across health and local government.

Amanda has a clinical background, working as a nurse and a midwife before moving into senior management. In 2001 Amanda was awarded PhD for research investigation decision-making during pregnancy. In her capacity as consultant midwife, Amanda worked at regional and national levels. She chaired a working group on behalf of the Nation Screening Committee, which developed national standards for ultrasound consent in pregnancy. She has also edited midwifery text books.





Elaine Moss, Chief Nurse and Director of Quality & Governance

Elaine previously worked as Deputy Director of Quality and Governance for NHS Nottinghamshire County Primary Care Trust with responsibility for gaining assurance on and improving the quality of services through commissioning. Elaine is a registered nurse and held various clinically based nursing roles before moving into a lead role for improving nursing quality.

In 1995 Elaine gained a Master degree in Quality in Healthcare and has held a Visiting Fellowship at Nottingham Trent University, working with partners in Denmark and Finland to develop a strategy for implementation of clinical governance in the two countries.






Jon Towler, Lay Chair

Jon Towler is an experienced Chairman and Non Executive Director in both the private and public sectors.

Jon graduated in 1991 from Reims Business School with a double degree in International Business Administration and then spent the early part of his career in international sales management. He moved into general management roles in the late 1990s, spending 8 years as a Director of the UK’s leading wholesaler of office products.

Jon has been involved with the NHS for more than ten years, chairing both NHS Nottinghamshire County and the East Midlands Ambulance Service. Since 2015, Jon has been a lay member for both Mansfield & Ashfield CCG and Newark & Sherwood CCG and he chairs the Joint Primary Care Commissioning Committee.

Jon represents all of the six CCGs in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire on the ICS Board and serves as its Vice Chair.

Outside of work, Jon is married with two sons and lives in north Nottinghamshire..





Lucy Dadge, Director of Commissioning

Lucy has previously worked as a Director in acute and mental health trusts, as well at the Strategic Health Authority and in the Civil Service. Lucy has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, including an MBA in health services management.  Lucy has non-executive experience in the education and housing sectors and is very keen to work in partnership to ensure health commissioning is aligned to wider public services, in the best interest of citizens.

Lucy has broad experience of transforming health and care services, including being involved in  the establishment of the very successful Mid Nottinghamshire Better Together programme. Lucy’s commercial experience means that she is able to work with all local provider partners to ensure that the NHS provides the most innovative services to its population, ensuring best value.




Stuart Poynor, Chief Finance Officer

Stuart Poynor has worked in the NHS for 37 years in a wide range of leadership roles.

Originally working as an accountant in Leicestershire Stuart moved to the Role of Finance Director of a PCT in Staffordshire in 2002. In 2004 Stuart became CEO of the PCT and in 2006 he became CEO of the newly formed South Staffordshire PCT.

In 2011 Stuart was appointed as CEO of the newly formed Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership Trust where he negotiated the signing of a contract with the County Council that led to a transfer of 1,100 social Care Staff into the NHS. The Trust was the largest provider of integrated Health and Social care in the UK

During his time in the provider Trust Stuart led pioneering national work to ensure that staff were supported to raise concerns in the workplace.

In 2017 Stuart was seconded to work as Director of Commissioning Operations for the North Midlands.

Stuart joined Mid Notts CCGs as Director of Turnaround in September 2018




Sue Sunderland, Lay Member Audit and Governance

Sue has over 30 years experience of all aspects of audit, governance, financial and risk management across the public sector. Getting the best from public services has always been important to Sue. Building on her previous career with the Audit Commission and KPMG she is now focused on helping the CCG deliver the best for the people of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire





Shaun Beebe Lay Member, Financial Management

Shaun is the Head of Operations within the Faculty of Science at the University of Nottingham with responsibility for the School of Physics and Astronomy and the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre.

He is also a retired Chief Superintendent with Nottinghamshire Police having served as the Divisional Commander for the City of Nottingham. Shaun has extensive experience of strategic partnerships, performance improvement and operations management, with a special interest in partnership interventions to tackle public health issues such as drug and alcohol-related harm.

Shaun is also a member of the Royal College of Defence Studies.





Eleri de Gilbert, Lay Member Quality and Performance

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Julie McIntyre, Lay Member Patient and Public Involvement Mansfield and Ashfield and Newark and Sherwood

My journey into patient involvement started when I joined my surgery’s patient group when it was formed in 2011. I had no idea at that point that I would develop a passion for making sure that patients are heard within the NHS and in the ongoing process as health services and social care are integrated, not forgetting the continual development of new ways of working, all of which affects us as patients.

With the spark having been lit through my involvement with my PPG, I went on to be successful in an application to become the representative for the PPGs within the Mansfield South locality, the role which I will continue on the PPEC.

Always wanting to develop my own knowledge, I am on a steep learning curve as I become a patient advocate within the realms of patient safety. I am committed in my role as a patient representative, making sure that the patient voice is loud and clear in all decisions going forward.





Dr Abuedji Okubadejo, Secondary Care Doctor

Dr Okubadejo is a consultant in anaesthesia and pain management and the clinical director for this specialty at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, where he has worked since 2002. In addition to his consultant and clinical director roles, Adedeji also took on the role of associate medical director at the Trust in 2013, which includes responsibility for medical appraisal, revalidation, clinical outcomes and medical job planning. He is also the Trust’s Caldicott Guardian.

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