Our Governing Body

Meet our leadership team and governing body

The members of our governing body are a combination of local GPs, lay members, members of the executive leadership team and other healthcare professionals.

On the 1 April 2020, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will officially take the place of the three individual organisations that currently exist. The new, single CCG will serve a population of 934,000 people with 94 member (GPs) practices. It will be responsible for £1.3bn of core NHS funding each year. The three CCGs have already established a single executive management structure and our governing bodies are now meeting regularly together. Tracey Cox was appointed as Chief Executive of the new CCG in February 2019 and is leading the transition. Find out more here.

We are currently meeting as three governing bodies in common and the members of the Wiltshire CCG Governing Body comprise;

Wiltshire CCG Governing Body

Dr Richard Sandford-Hill, Clinical Chair

Richard qualified from St. George’s Hospital Medical School in 1988. In 1994, after completing his General Practice training in West Dorset, Richard became a partner in the Market Lavington Surgery, where he has been a senior partner since 2006.  Richard’s specific clinical interests include minor surgery and palliative care.

Dr Toby Davies, GP Chair of Sarum

Toby qualified in 1985 at Birmingham University and completed his GP training in Devon after working in Australia.  Since 1994 he has been a partner at the Castle Practice in Ludgershall, Wiltshire and his specialisms include asthma, cardiology and minor surgery.

Dr Catrinel Wright, GP Chair of West

Catrinel qualified in 1996 and worked in a variety of hospitals in England and Scotland before completing GP training in West Sussex. Her interest in quality improvement has led her to become a GP Specialist Advisor for the Care Quality Commission and more recently, a GP Appraiser for NHS England. Catrinel’s clinical special interests are Dermatology and Minor surgery.

Dr Andrew Girdher, GP Chair of NEW

Andrew is a GP Partner at Box Surgery and is the Chair of the North and East Wiltshire locality. Andrew is the Clinical Commissioning Group lead for diabetes in Wiltshire, the GP Federation in North Wiltshire and is also the sustainability and transformation lead for primary care. He is an established trainer and a GP Appraiser.

Julian Kirby, Vice Chair and Lay Member

Julian is the Chief Executive of Age UK Wiltshire, a position he took up following a 30 year career in the Police – 25 years in Wiltshire and five years as Assistant Chief Constable in South Wales . Over his career in Policing and in the voluntary and community sector, Julian has worked alongside health professionals and partners in Wiltshire to tackle the different challenges facing communities and will bring this valuable experience to the Governing Body.

Peter Lucas, Lay member (Audit)

Peter’s background is in industry, commercial and investment banking and local community activities. His involvement in the NHS began as chair of the Patient Partnership Group of his local GP practice before holding a number of health roles in the South West.

Tracy Daszkiewicz, Director of Public Health and Public Protection, Wiltshire Council (in attendance)

Dr Helen Osborn, Medical Advisor (in attendance)

Helen qualified in 1988 from the University of London.  She is a GP and senior partner at Courtyard Surgery in West Lavington, near Devizes. Her clinical interests are all aspects of family medicine, family planning, care of the elderly and palliative care.

The BSW CCG Leadership Team

Tracey Cox, Chief Executive

Caroline Gregory, Chief Finance Officer

Gill May, Executive Director of Nursing and Quality

Corinne Edwards, Chief Operating Officer for Bath and North East Somerset*

Elizabeth Disney, Chief Operating Officer for Wiltshire*

David Freeman, Chief Operating Officer for Swindon*

Julie-Anne Wales, Director of Corporate Affairs*

Sheridan Flavin, Interim Executive Director for People and Organisational Development*

Alison Kingscott, Interim Executive Director for People and Organisational Development*

Nicki Millin, Executive Director of Strategy & Transformation*

* Not a member of the Governing Body