Who's Who

Information on Oxfordshire CCG’s Board members can be found below. 


louise patten

Lou Patten

Title: Chief Executive
Email:  oxon.gpc@nhs.net 

Lou Patten has been Chief Executive of Aylesbury Vale and Chiltern CCG since June 2016, having previously been Chief Officer at Aylesbury Vale CCG since 2013.  She successfully led the federation of the two Buckinghamshire CCGs and has led on the successful bid for Buckinghamshire to become one of the first eight Integrated Care Systems (ICS).  From January 2018 she also became the CEO for Oxfordshire CCG.

During this time she has developed high performing CCGs with strong system leadership and a national reputation for clinical leadership and innovation.  A registered nurse, Lou has developed a patient focused approach to system wide change across Buckinghamshire, working in partnership with other health and care organisations. She brings these skills to Oxfordshire with the specific aim of developing and supporting integrated system working in order to enhance the BOB STP development. 

Lou trained as a registered nurse at Southampton University Hospital and later took her diploma in district nursing, degree in health science and an MBA.  She has board level experience within Provider and Commissioner organisations, worked for a commercial healthcare company, set up her own consultancy and held a Director post at Watford Football Club's Community Trust.

Lou maintains her nursing registration and has a strong patient- focused approach to commissioning services, recognising the importance of sustainable primary & community health and care to support out of hospital transformation.

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kiren collison

Dr Kiren Collison

Title:  Clinical Chair
Term of Office:  Appointed December 2017 for four years
Email: k.collison@nhs.net

Dr Kiren Collison has worked in Oxfordshire for 14 years and is a GP in Witney. Prior to this she trained in Cambridge and London, worked as a hospital medical physician for several years before becoming a GP. She has since gained an invaluable insight into Oxfordshire’s diversity by working in practices across the county.

Kiren played a central role in setting up the five GP urgent access hubs around the county in order to improve patient access to urgent appointments. ​​Kiren has also been the CCG lead for diagnostics and maternity services. Priorities included increasing diagnostic tests in the community as well as supporting the development of an improved perinatal mental health service.

Kiren feels privileged to work in and be a part of the NHS. She has a particular interest in developing high quality sustainable services through preventing illness and supporting the frail and vulnerable

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Will O'Gorman

Dr Will O'Gorman

Title: North East Locality Clinical Director
Term of Office:  Appointed 2019
Email:  willogorman@nhs.net

Will has been a GP in Oxfordshire since 2002, and has worked at Montgomery House Surgery in Bicester since 2005.

He took on the role of Locality Clinical Director in January 2019, having undertaken the deputy position since April 2013.

Will's priorities in the locality include increasing integration of primary care and community services, and managing the ongoing delivery of high quality and innovative healthcare to a very rapidly growing population.  He also works with the planned care team at the CCG.

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Ed Capo Bianco

Dr Ed Capo-Bianco

Title: South East Locality Clinical Director
Term of Office: Appointed May 2017 ends May 2020
Email: ed.capo-bianco@nhs.net

Ed Capo-Bianco is the newly appointed Locality Clinical Director of the South East locality.  He works locally as a GP at the Woodcote and Goring practice.

He is very keen to work alongside all the 10 practices in the South East to help support and maintain general practice in the area and ensure that the needs of the patients are met.  He is looking forward to the challenges of working in the South East locality including the opportunity to share primary care delivery by developing a locality plan fit for the future.

Ed is supporting a number of clinical work streams including access to urgent care.  

He is committed to the area and lives locally with his young family.

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Miles Carter

Dr Miles Carter

Title: West Locality Clinical Director
Term of Office:  Appointed May 2013, reappointed May 2016 ends May 2019
Email:  miles.carter-occg@nhs.net

Dr Miles Carter has been a GP in Oxford since 2005 and works at Eynsham Medical Group in Witney. Having studied Medicine at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital in London and subsequently trained as a GP in Winchester he has good experience of the differing healthcare needs of rural and inner city populations. Miles has a particular interest in ensuring the healthcare needs of an increasingly elderly, and potentially isolated, rural population are considered alongside the needs of younger residents living in urban areas.

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David Chapman

Dr David Chapman

Title: Oxford City Locality Clinical Director
Term of Office:  Appointed August 2014 ends August 2020
Email:  david.chapman-occg@nhs.net

David has been a GP in Oxford for 19 years and trained and undertook research at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUHFT). He works at Hollow Way Medical Centre but also has an interest in Obstetric Medicine at the OUHFT. David is actively involved in improving quality of services including establishing systems which feedback concerns to providers from patients and their GPs. He is clinical lead for mental health conditions for Oxfordshire and is interested in new forms of commissioning to improve outcomes for users of services. He is also interested in frailty and improving pathways

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Jonathan Crawshaw

Dr Jonathan Crawshaw

Title: South West Locality Clinical Director
Term of Office: Appointed May 2017 ends May 2020
Email: jonathan.crawshaw@nhs.net

Jonathan Crawshaw is the Locality Clinical Director for South West Oxfordshire Locality and works as a GP at Berinsfield Health Centre.  He has lived in Oxfordshire since 1999 and has worked here in numerous primary, interface and secondary care settings.

His priority as Locality Clinical Director is to help ensure a sustainable, high quality primary care service which can grow alongside the rapidly increasing South Oxfordshire population.

Jonathan has a particular interest in the care of older people and is the clinical lead for dementia, stroke, care homes and end of life care.

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Heidi Devenish

Heidi Devenish

Title: Practice Manager Representative

With over a decade of senior NHS experience in both primary and secondary care Heidi is currently the Business Practice Manager at the Summertown Group Practice. Her secondary care experience at both the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, the John Radcliffe and Horton Hospitals focused on service improvement, staff engagement, patient experience and outcomes. In her current role in her practice the focus is very much on delivering change to improve services and outcomes for patients as well as helping support, maintain and develop general practice in the locality.

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Roger Dickinson

Roger Dickinson

Title: Lay Member, Lead for Governance and Vice Chair
Term of Office:  Appointed April 2014 reappointed April 2018 until April 2020

Roger has been a Chief Executive, General Manager and Lawyer for over 30 years, focused on governance and the delivery of science in a number of industry sectors – bio-tech/healthcare, food, electronics, utility and engineering.

Formerly Non-Executive Director of the Institute of Food Research; CEO of ICSA and ITI Scotland. Board Member & General Counsel of Anglian Water plc, Gemini Genomics plc and Domino Printing Sciences plc. Commercial/ intellectual property lawyer with British Technology Group.

Roger joined the OCCG Board in 2014 as Vice Chair. He chairs the Audit and Remuneration Committees, and is a member of the Finance and Investment Committee and Primary Care Commissioning Committee. He is a passionate believer in integrated health and social care to deliver the best quality outcomes for us all.

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shelley hayles

Dr Shelley Hayles

Title: North Locality Clinical Director
Term of Office:  Appointed April 2018 until April 2019
Email:  shelley.hayles@nhs.net

Dr Shelley Hayles has worked in Oxfordshire for 32 years and is a GP locum, having been a partner in West Bar Surgery, Banbury for most of her GP working life until 2013.  Prior to this she trained in Oxford, then worked in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for several years before becoming a GP.  She maintains a strong interest in women's health issues.

Shelley has been in commissioning since 2012.  She has been a clinical lead in Planned Care since 2013, covering several of the main elective specialties.  In 2015 she was appointed OCCG Cancer Lead, going on to launch the successful collaborative SCAN pilot, backed by CRUK and NHSE, to enable Oxfordshire patients to access cancer care early when they have 'vague' symptoms.  One of her main aims, whilst in post, is to see all cancer care improved.

Shelley was  Deputy Locality Clinical Director in the North Locality from April 2015 and is now interim Locality Clinical Director as the North pilots close partnership working with the NOxMed GP Federation, to bring about practical changes to enhance the care for patients and the working lives of GPs within an efficient service framework.

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Diane Hedges

Diane Hedges

Title: Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive
Email:  d.hedges@nhs.net

Diane is an experienced commissioner and Director having worked in most types of organisations across the NHS. Before joining OCCG, Diane worked independently running her own company as a change consultant and interim Director. Assignments included Strategic Adviser to Surrey CCG on acute services and leading a public consultation in Bromley. She was responsible for the establishment of Bromley Healthcare, a new Social Enterprise transferring all community services from the local Primary Care Trust (PCT). Diane was Chief Executive of a PCT in Berkshire for many years whilst also leading the commissioning function for the three PCTs in the area. She has held a range of senior roles in a Strategic Health Authority, Department of Health, Local Authority, Primary Care Group and General Practice.

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Gareth Kenworthy

Gareth Kenworthy

Title: Director of Finance
Email:  g.kenworthy@nhs.net

Gareth has held senior finance positions in commissioning and provider organisations within the NHS for several years. Previous to his role at OCCG he was Deputy Director of Finance for Oxford Health Foundation Trust. Gareth is aware of the financial challenges faced by Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group in the coming years but welcomes the opportunities offered by clinical commissioning and the involvement of GPs and other health professionals to improve both the quality of services and their value for money.  Gareth is Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) for the organisation.

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Val Messenger

Val Messenger

Title:  Interim Director of Public Health, Oxfordshire County Council

Val is the interim Director of Public Health until a permanent replacement for the post is made later this year.  

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Catherine Mountford

Catherine Mountford

Title: Director of Governance
Email:  catherine.mountford@nhs.net

Catherine has worked in the NHS for over 25 years with considerable experience as an NHS Director operating at Board and Executive team level. Whilst the majority of her roles have been within commissioning she also has experience of operational management in a combined acute, community and mental health service provider. Within a variety of commissioning roles, Catherine has focused on working with clinicians to deliver change in service pathways to improve services and outcomes for patients.

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Guy Rooney

Dr Guy Rooney

Title:  Medical Specialist Advisor
Term of office: Appointed May 2016 ends May 2020

Guy has been a consultant in Sexual Health and HIV at the Great Western Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust since 1999. Initially working in Swindon and Oxford, he has been totally based in Swindon since 2009, when he was appointed as one of the Associate Medical Directors at the Trust. In 2014 he was appointed Medical Director and Deputy Chief executive in 2016. Within this role he carries the responsibility for infection prevention and control, Caldicott Guardian, Freedom to speak-up guardian, and is the Responsible Officer for the Organisation. In his role with OCCG he hopes to bring a provider perspective from secondary care, and to work jointly with other colleagues on a strategy and approach to commissioning which best serves the needs of the local population.

Duncan Smith

Duncan Smith

Title: Lay Member for Finance
Term of Office: Appointed April 2014.  Reappointed April 2018 until April 2022

Duncan is a fellow of the Association of Certified Accountants and joined the NHS in 1991, after a successful career in local government and the bus industry. In addition to working as a Director of Finance in hospital, community and mental health trusts, he has extensive experience of leading service change in the NHS. Since 2013, Duncan has been a partner in DudleySmith Ltd, providing management consultancy and interim solutions. Duncan joined the OCCG Board in 2014 and chairs the Finance and Investment Committee and Primary Care Commissioning Committee, and is a member of the Audit Committee.

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Louise Wallace

Professor Louise Wallace

Title: Lay Member for Public Participation and Involvement (PPI)
Term of Office:  Appointed April 2013, Reappointed August 2016 ends July 2020

Louise has 13 years of NHS experience as a Clinical Psychologist working in many general hospital services. She was a general manager in Birmingham hospitals and community services, and was CEO of The Horton General Hospital NHS Trust in the 1990s. Subsequent to this she became a Professor and pursued her interest via research to improve health and health services, at Coventry University and the Open University. She has 20 years’ experience in non-executive roles in the public sector, mainly in the NHS in commissioning and provider trusts. In her role as lay member of the OCCG Board for Public Participation and Involvement (PPI), Louise provides leadership and assurance on PPI, and expertise in board governance, together with research, clinical and managerial expertise relevant to improving the quality and safety of services and wider public health through partnerships of OCCG in Oxfordshire. She chairs the Quality Committee.

Louise is a Senior Consultant Scientific Adviser to the National Institute of Heath Research (NIHR). Her interest in regulation and patient/public safety is pursued through being a lay member of Fitness to Practice panels for the General Dental Council and Trustee of the UK Public Health Register.

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Sula  Wiltshire

Sula Wiltshire

Title: Director of Quality and OCCG Lead Nurse
Email:  sula.wiltshire1@nhs.net

Sula trained as a nurse in Dublin. She has worked in a range of clinical settings including hospitals, community and primary care as well as education. Sula’s goal as a member of OCCG’s Board is to safeguard high standards in the commissioning of high quality healthcare and to ensure maintaining those high standards is a shared responsibility. She aims to ensure patients are at the heart of all OCCG’s work.  Sula is the Caldicott Guardian and Freedom to Speak Up Guardian for the organisation.

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