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Senior Management Team

Dr Paul Wood, Chair & Clinical Lead

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Dr Wood trained at Nottingham University Medical School and has worked within the local health community as a GP since 1993. He continues to undertake a clinical role as a partner in a well-established practice within Derby.  

Dr Wood has been a member of SDCCG’s Governing Body since its inception in 2013, and prior to that as part of the steering group. During that time he has been the Locality Lead for Derby Commissioning Network, one of the CCG’s Localities. In addition to that he has had an interest in urgent care work and has chaired the Southern Derbyshire Urgent Care Board.  

Dr Wood was appointed to the role of Chair Designate in April 2016 following an internal recruitment and selection process and in October 2016 because SDCCG’s Chair. His ambition is to continue the work of developing and delivering high quality health and social care to the people of Southern Derbyshire in a time of substantial change.

Gary Thompson, Chief Officer

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Gary Thompson took up post as Chief Officer in November 2015. He previously held a number of clinical and lecturing posts in primary and secondary care before moving into a managerial role, with the establishment of clinical commissioning groups. He has held national roles in the NHS in England and NHS Scotland.

Gary has also had senior management posts in Primary Care Trust, Strategic Health Authority and national organisations. Gary joined Welland CCG as Chief Operating Officer in 2011 before being appointed as Chief Officer for NHS South Lincolnshire CCG, which he left to join NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG.

Jenny Swatton, Director of Joint Commissioning

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Jenny leads on our ‘Integrated Care’, working with local authorities and partner agencies to develop health and social care pathways. This involves key links with both Derby city and Derbyshire county health and wellbeing boards. She is responsible for commissioning mental health and learning disability services as well as contracts for community services. She is also the senior management lead for Derby Advanced Commissioning (DAC) Locality.

Helen Dillistone, Deputy Chief Officer and Director of Corporate Development and Planning

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Helen is responsible for a range of corporate and commissioning functions including leading our assurance and governance, organisational development, engagement, patient and public involvement, communications, equality and diversity, and overseeing the board secretariat function. She is our HR link and also leads on the management of the contract with our commissioning support organisation, NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit. Helen leads on commissioning for the self-help, prevention and community resilience programme in partnership with the Local Authorities. She is responsible for carers commissioning across Derbyshire and Derby city and is also senior management lead for commissioning activity in the South Derbyshire (SD) locality,

Phil Cowley, Director of Finance

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As Chief Finance Officer Phil is responsible for managing our multi-million pound budget, to commission healthcare services for south Derbyshire, while also managing our own, tightly controlled running costs. He has to deliver multiple financial targets to make sure we operate within our funding allocation. These include:

  • Ensuring growing demand for local health services can be met
  • Continually improving on our value for money and financial efficiency.

     

Jayne Stringfellow, Chief Nurse and Director of Nursing, Quality and Patient Experience

Jayne Stringfellow - Chief Nurse

As Chief Nurse & Director of Quality, Jayne’s portfolio is focussed on ensuring that the CCG commissions high quality healthcare services. The role includes the responsibility for the systems and processes for quality assurance of healthcare provider contracts, including the areas of patient safety, patient experience and the safeguarding of both adults and children. Quality assurance involves working with healthcare providers through the Quality Assurance Groups, and gathering and using intelligence to inform the focus for quality improvement. Jayne is also the Caldicott Guardian responsible for ensuring that the CCG protects confidential information and also the lead for research and innovation.  

This post is a new shared executive post as Jayne is also the Chief Nurse & Quality Officer and Deputy Chief Officer at NHS North Derbyshire CCG.  

Steve Hulme, Director of Medicines Management and Business Continuity

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Steve is responsible for the oversight of safe, effective and rational use of medicines where prescribed or commissioned across our CCG. He manages a team of specialist pharmacists and medicines technicians who mostly work directly with our member GP practices, but also with other providers where medicines are used including health and social care. Medicines management team support involves audit, medication review, prescribing data/benchmarks, medicines information and education. Other responsibilities include: supporting the development and implementation of local medicines formularies, policies and guidelines, medicines governance and best practice and medicines procurement. Steve is our lead for business continuity.

Cumba Balding, Director of Acute Commissioning and Transformation

Cumba Balding - Director of Acute Transformation

Cumba is responsible for Acute Contracting and Transformation, leading the management and delivery of a range of Acute Contracting and Corporate Performance functions across Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group. Ensuring the provision of secondary care delivers the best and most appropriate care and outcomes for patients’ population

Cumba has worked in the NHS both in primary and secondary healthcare in various roles involving service improvement and performance management. She also worked with Lincolnshire PCT leading on the coordination and performance management of secondary care, specialised commissioning and private provider, primary and community contracts. More recently, Cumba has worked with South Lincolnshire CCG as Chief Commissioning Officer leading on the implementation of national and local policy, responsible for co-commissioning, transformation, QIPP, performance and planning.

Frank McGhee, Director of Children's Commissioning

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