​​​​​​Governing body members


Our Governing Body members are displayed below.

All enquiries regarding Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group should be directed to lewccg.enquiry@nhs.net or 020 7206 3200.

Martin WilkinsonMartin Wilkinson Managing Director
Martin has worked in Lewisham since 2007, when he was Director of Strategy & System Management at Lewisham PCT. When the PCT clustered across South East London in 2011, Martin was appointed as Managing Director at Lewisham Business Support Unit working with the local GPs on the shadow CCG, prior to his appointment as Chief Officer of the CCG in April 2013.
He started his career in Sunderland Health Authority in the early 1990’s before moving to an NHS post in Bexley in South East London in 1995.  

Martin recently completed a Masters in Healthcare Commissioning at the University of Birmingham and has a BA (Hons) degree in Public Administration from Nottingham Trent University.
As well as his work with the GP membership, Governing Body and partners in Lewisham, Martin also plays a key role in the Our Healthier South East London programme, providing strategic leadership on Maternity and Children & Young People’s services and Communications and Engagement across the patch.  Martin is passionate about improving services and care for local people.
Martin lives in Kent with his wife and three children. 
Dr Faruk MajidDr Faruk Majid Chair
Partner of Hilly Fields Medical Centre and a former member of Lewisham PCT Professional Executive Committee. A Lewisham GP for 23 years.​
Andrew BlandAccountable Officer
Andrew is currently the accountable officer for five CCGs in south east London (Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Southwark and Lewisham).  In December 2017 Andrew also became the south east London Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) lead.

Andrew has worked in the NHS in London for the last 15 years, and the last nine years in south east London where he was a Primary Care Trust Board Executive before becoming the Accountable Officer for NHS Southwark CCG since its inception in 2013. 

In addition to his CCG roles, Andrew is also the senior responsible officer for primary care transformation across London as part of the Healthy London Partnership.

Throughout his career Andrew has led major programmes of service redesign across primary and secondary care and has experience of commissioning in all aspects of care.  Andrew is passionate about local communities, involving residents in shaping the local services they receive, and collaborative approaches to strategic change.  He believes that bringing together clinical expertise of the doctors and nurses leading commissioning organisations and the knowledge and experiences of patients can bring about real sustainable change and make NHS services the best they can be.
/about-us/Who-we-are/PublishingImages/Charles%20Gostling.pngDr Charles GostlingSenior Clinical Director
Dr Gostling partner of Morden Hill and a GP in Lewisham for 23 years.  Former Clinical Director to Health Innovation Network South London and former GP with Special Interest Diabetes Care Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.’
http://wwwauthor.lewishamccg.nhs.uk/about-us/Who-we-are/PublishingImages/2015/Angelika.pngDr Angelika RazzaqueClinical Director
Dr Razzaque began her medical training in her native Germany and completed her post graduate training at the Mayday Hospital, Croydon.

She has been a GP in Lewisham for 13 years and is a partner at the New Cross Surgery since 2009. She has been on the Governing Body  at Lewisham CCG since 2014 and is the lead for dermatology, gastroenterology and gynaecology in Lewisham. 
Usman NiaziChief Finance Officer
Dr Jacky McLeodDr Jacky Mcleod Senior Clinical Director
Dr Jacky Mcleod has been a Lewisham GP for 20 years. She is currently a salaried GP at the Vale Medical Centre where she has worked since 1996, and is also an experienced GP Appraiser and Tutor. Jacky has a keen interest in the quality and safety of patient care. She has worked to improve a number of important care pathways here in Lewisham and across London, including COPD, HIV, cervical screening and out-of-hours blood test results.She served as Medical Director for South-East London Doctors’ Co-operative (SELDOC) between 2010-2013, leading the clinical governance agenda to ensure quality safe unscheduled care for patients across Lewisham, Southwark and Lambeth.
Peter RamraykaPeter RamraykaLay Member
Peter was recently (2013-18) a member of Lewisham Health & Wellbeing Board representing the Voluntary & Community Sector. 

He  has  30 years experience in health policy development and implementation, general and project management  in  the NHS and the Department of Health and subsequently in national and international health management  consultancies. An MBA graduate Peter holds a companionship and three fellowships from  public health and health  management organisations promoting good governance, equality issues and continuous professional development.

Peter is active in voluntary and community work  locally and internationally in health, the Royal Air Forces Association and 1921 (Lewisham) Squadron, ATC. He is married with two adult daughters and lives in Lewisham.
/about-us/Who-we-are/PublishingImages/Shelagh.jpgShelagh KirklandLay Member
Shelagh is a Chartered Accountant who has worked for over 10 years in the power and infrastructure lending team at Investec Bank. Previously she was the Company Secretary of a small company specialising in corporate and project finance. She has a broad range of banking and accounting experience and currently provides initial and ongoing client support to UK and overseas clients ranging from covenant monitoring, financing requests and ensuring information and compliance requirements are satisfied. Shelagh is also volunteer for the Royal Society for Blind Children on their Sports without Limits initiative to involve blind and partially sighted people in sport.
/about-us/Who-we-are/PublishingImages/Alison%20Hooper1.jpgAnne Hooper Lay Member
Anne Hooper has worked in both the independent and commercial sectors and has over 25 years experience as a Chief Executive.  Until August 2013, Anne was Chief Executive of Trinity Hospice, a position she held for 14 years.  Prior to this Anne was Chief Executive at City Roads, a crisis intervention centre for chaotic drug users. 

Anne has extensive governance and board experience, having served as a trustee and chair both in independent and public sector organisations as well as sector networks within the substance misuse and palliative care fields.  Since 2013 Anne has taken on a number of non executive roles in the health and education sectors including as a Lay Member at Lewisham CCG and a trustee at Phoenix Futures and The Mulberry Centre.
https://wwwauthor.lewishamccg.nhs.uk/about-us/Who-we-are/PublishingImages/Tom.jpgTom BrownExecutive Director for Community Services, Lewisham council
Tom Brown took up the role of Executive Director for Community Services, Lewisham council in June 2019 and is responsible for adult social care and health, supported housing, crime reduction, cultural and leisure services, community and neighbourhood development, and adult learning.

Tom takes the corporate lead on the council’s relationship with the local health economy and with the borough’s third sector. Tom is social worker by background and has worked in a number of local authorities across London and the south east.
Dr Magna AidooHealthwatch Representative
Magna recently joined as a Trustee member in December 2015. Magna has been working with the Commonwealth Secretariat as a Head of Health with strategic lead for pan-Commonwealth Health programme across the 54 Commonwealth Countries.
Prior to her international Magna recently joined as a Trustee member in December 2015. Magna has been working with the Commonwealth Secretariat as a Head of Health with strategic lead for pan-Commonwealth Health programme across the 54 Commonwealth Countries.
Prior to her international position, Magna worked as public health specialist in Lewisham, Greenwich and Lambeth PCTs. For several years Magna has been a visiting lecturer at Goldsmith's University on their Community and Youth work course.
 /about-us/Who-we-are/PublishingImages/Seb%20Kalwij1.jpgDr Sebastian KalwijiClinical Director
Sebastian Kalwij joined the CCG as a clinical director in 2015. He combines this with being a GP partner in Amersham Vale Practice in New Cross. He is a Dutch native and studied medicine in Amsterdam and moved to London in 1994 to do a Master’s degree in Control of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He then went on to do his GP training in a practice near the Elephant and Castle and has worked in South East London ever since.
http://wwwauthor.lewishamccg.nhs.uk/about-us/Who-we-are/PublishingImages/Esther%20Appleby.jpgDr Esther ApplebyClinical Director
After graduating I pursued a surgical career before changing to general practice and completing my VTS in Lewisham in 2003. I've worked in several different practices in Lewisham since then before joining St Johns Medical Centre in 2014.

Over the past few years I've had a number of different roles in the CCG both as a Peer Support GP, working to improve Diabetes Recall and more recently as a Macmillan GP. Although increasing early diagnosis of cancer and improving cancer services is a particular area of interest for me I feel very strongly about improving health for all and reducing inequalities experienced by some groups of our population.
Dr Catherine MbemaInterim Director of Public Health
Dr Mbema is a medically qualified public health professional, who trained in medicine at Imperial College and then subsequently trained in public health across a number of local authorities in South East London (including Bromley, Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham). She has been with the Lewisham Public Health team as a public health consultant since July 2017, and moved into the interim director role in March 2019.
http://wwwauthor.lewishamccg.nhs.uk/about-us/Who-we-are/PublishingImages/Ravi%20Sharma.jpgDr Ravi SharmaClinical Director
Dr Sharma, while in India, completed his graduation from Bangalore Medical College & postgraduate Diploma in Health Administration from National Institute of Health & Family Welfare.

Then he worked for WHO in the Polio Eradication Programme. Since moving to UK in 2004, he has worked in various hospital specialities and joined GP training under Lewisham VTS in 2008.  
Over the years, he has contributed to various work streams under Lewisham CCG including medicine optimisation, connect care & IT.

His clinical work is based at Hilly Fields Medical Centre & Brockley Road Medical Centre. He is also a GP trainer & GP appraiser.
He believes that a good patient care happens in an environment conducive for wider partnership of clinicians, patient advocates, public health & social service. He believes a focus on quality & effectiveness are key to long term sustainability.

Debbie BrownClinical Director
Debbie is a highly qualified nurse practitioner who has worked in Lewisham for almost 40 years. She has experience in a range of disciplines including accident and emergency, x-ray theatres and paediatrics and diabetes. 

Debbie continues to work as a nurse practitioner in Burnt Ash Surgery. In 2015, she became Nurse Consultant in Primary Care, the first role of its kind in England. She is the Editor-in-Chief for the Practice Nursing Journal and has an active role in several lead nursing forums including NHS England, South London Nursing Network, Royal College of Nursing General Practice (RCN GPN)forum and she is a Queen’s Nurse.

Debbie was instrumental in setting up Lewisham Community Education Provider Network (CEPN) which source and host training for primary care staff. She sits on the judging panel for the Nursing Times for the HRH Innovation Award. She is very passionate about the role of practice nursing, and their abilities to holistically support  prevention and long term condition management
Dr Simon PartonDr Simon PartonChair of Lewisham Local Medical Committee
I trained at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London and spent a few years working in general medicine and infectious disease in Central London before starting work as a GP in Lewisham in 2002.I have an interest in infectious diseases and tropical medicine. I am Chairman of the Lewisham Local Medical Committee - an organisation that supports and assists General Practitioners. I am proud to be a member of Lewisham CCG and hope to be able to play my part in promoting and improving the health and well being of Lewisham residents.
/about-us/Who-we-are/PublishingImages/Alison%20Browne1.jpgAlison Browne Registered Nurse Member
Alison Browne Director of Nursing and Quality and Board Nurse  at NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning group.  She has worked in the NHS  for over 40 years as a nurse and midwife,  ward sister, manager and director in just about every setting- in acute care, mental health, community, charitable and as an officer in HM Forces and more recently in commissioning. 
‘I bring many years of clinical experience along with governance and quality and commissioning in health services.  I have the ability to be very creative and once had a picture hung in the Royal Academy.’
She is the proud mother of two sons, a passionate supporter of Chelsea Football club and a lover of contemporary music - which means she is seen regularly on both MOTD and at Glastonbury.
http://wwwauthor.lewishamccg.nhs.uk/about-us/Who-we-are/PublishingImages/Simon%20Mackenzie.jpgProf. Simon MackenzieSecondary Care Doctor