Primary Care Commissioning Committee

The North West London CCG Primary Care Commissioning Committee’s (PCCC) purpose is to ensure that appropriate primary care services are commissioned to serve the needs of residents and, in so doing, improve the efficiency, effectiveness, economy and quality of services, reduce inequalities and promote the involvement of patients and the public alike in the development of services. The Committee will, as far as confidentiality requirements allow, conduct its business in public.

Details of our PCCC meetings in public and papers can be found here.

Details of the committee members can be found below:

Quality & Performance Committee Member, Standing invitee to Finance - Dr Mohini Parmar

Mohini-Parmar-1-.jpgMohini has been a practising GP in Ealing for 26 years and is the Senior Partner in a four-partner practice. She has been Chair of Ealing Clinical Commissioning Group since April 2011, and has been leading and facilitating ECCG through this transition phase. Mohini takes a key role in ensuring clinicians are effectively involved in service design and has worked with other clinical colleagues and the borough team to ensure and promote active engagement with ECCG member practices.

Standing Invitee to Audit, Quality & Performance Committee, Primary Care Commissioning Committee - Dr MC Patel

MC_patel_for_uploading.jpgMadhukar has been a Brent GP for the last 20 years, practising in the Wembley area where he grew up. During this time, he has held several leadership roles such as Medical Director of Brent PCT. In his current role as Chair and Co-Clinical Director, Madhukar’s focus is on ensuring that residents of Brent have access to high quality, accessible and cost-effective services from the hospitals that serve our population.  

Madhukar also has an interest in continuous quality improvement and works with CCG teams to commission services that address health inequalities across the borough.  

Finance Committee Member, standing invite to Audit, Quality & Performance Committee, Primary Care Commissioning Committee - Dr Mona Vaidya

A GP at King's College Health Centre, Mona completed her medical training in India, as well as doing clinical internships at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago and Salmaniya Medical Center, Bahrain. Experience of healthcare from a multicultural and international perspective enabled her to pursue interests in health economics, service redesign and innovation. She pioneered the CCG's Wellwatch programme which embodies integrated healthcare. Special interests include family planning, women's health, minor surgery and aesthetic medicine.

Finance Committee Member, standing invite to Audit, Quality & Performance Committee, Primary Care Commissioning Committee - Dr Vijay Tailor

Vijay has been a GP principal for 18 years in a practice in Acton.  He is joint vice chair of the CCG. Vijay is also Acton Network Lead. His CCG portfolio includes clinical commissioner for Imperial NHS Trust, clinical lead for Children's Services, Cancer Commissioning and End of Life Care and clinical commissioner for children's safeguarding. His other roles outside the CCG include GP Trainer for Ealing VTS and clinical assessor for Referral Facilitation Service.

Standing Invitee to Audit, Quality & Performance Committee, Primary Care Commissioning Committee - Dr James Cavanagh

James-Cavanagh.jpgJames was educated at Kings College, Wimbledon and then at St Mary's Medical School Paddington, qualifying in 1994. He initially worked in emergency medicine and trauma at Guy's Hospital and abroad in India and South Africa before training as a GP at the Riverside Scheme from 1999 to 2002. 

James’ career has included being the medical director at Soho Centre for Health walk-in centre from 2002 to 2008 as well as associate GP at the Chelsea Practice over the same period. He has been a partner at Brook Green Medical Centre since June 2008.

Standing Invitee to Audit, Quality & Performance Committee, Primary Care Commissioning Committee - Dr Genevieve Small

Dr Genevieve Small.jpgGenevieve was brought up in Harrow and has been a Partner at the Ridgeway Surgery since 2001. She has worked as the Named GP for Safeguarding Children in Harrow since 2005 and was a Clinical Director in Harrow CCG since its inception. She is passionate about strong community healthcare and helping the people of Harrow to access quality health services that are responsive to their day to day needs.




Finance Committee Member, standing invite to Audit, Quality & Performance Committee, Primary Care Commissioning Committee - Professor Ian Goodman

Ian.jpgIan has been a practising GP in Hillingdon for over 30 years and a GP trainer for over 25 years.  He has been the Chair of the NHS Hillingdon CCG since April 2011 and has been actively engaging Hillingdon’s 45 practices through the change to clinical commissioning.  Ian takes a key role in driving change and innovation in General Practice and has been involved in various commissioning projects since 1990.


In 2021 Ian Goodman was been appointed Professor of Strategic Development of Primary  Care at Brunel Medical School.

Standing Invitee to Audit, Quality & Performance Committee, Primary Care Commissioning Committee - Dr Annabel Crowe

Dr-Annabel-Crowe.jpgAnnabel has worked as a GP in Hounslow borough for 23 years, initially as a partner and more recently as a sessional GP specialising in primary care mental health. She has been a clinical commissioner for over 10 years and was a member of the Governing Body of Hounslow CCG until October 2014, then rejoined in July 2017. 

Her main commissioning interest is mental health and she is the GP lead for adult and children’s mental health and the dementia service. In May 2017 Annabel became a clinical director for mental health within the Strategy and Transformation team for North West London. She works closely with West London Mental Health Trust and the boroughs of Ealing and Hammersmith & Fulham to develop and improve mental health services across these areas.

Standing Invitee to Audit, Quality & Performance Committee, Primary Care Commissioning Committee - Dr Andrew Steeden

andrew-steeden.jpgAndrew has been a GP in Kensington for the last 15 years. Since joining the Board he has been involved in commissioning care from Chelsea and Westminster with particular focus on quality. He has also been supporting the development of whole systems integrated care and chairs the Finance and Performance committee for WLCCG.

Audit Committee Chair (Lay Member) - Philip Young

philip-young.jpgPhilip has a background as a chartered accountant and management consultant with 20 years senior experience within the financial services sector. Philip retired 14 years ago and now holds a range of Non-executive and trustee roles in the public and voluntary sector including Chair of a drug and alcohol Charity and a large primary school. Philip has been a non-executive within the NHS for the past 11 years and is currently chair of the Audit Committee for Central London, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hounslow and West London CCGs and was previously Chair of Ealing Primary Care Trust.

Remuneration Committee Chair, Deputy AC Chair - Alex Johnstone

Alex%20Johnstone.jpgAlex is a Non-Executive Director with significant experience as a the Chair of Audit, Finance and Risk Board sub-committees. He has held five previous Board positions in the health sector since 2011.

He is currently the Chair of Audit for Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon CCGs. His other most recent board appointments were with Eastern Melbourne Primary Healthcare Network and Dental Health Services Victoria, Australia.

For ten years Alex worked as an NHS Chief Financial Officer here in London. At The University of Melbourne he held two senior roles: Executive Director of Strategic Development and IT Programme Director. His most recent Executive role was as the Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary of IPC Health - a large community health provider organisation in Melbourne.

Alex is a Qualified Accountant (FCPFA and FCPA), a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and has studied Strategic Leadership at Harvard and Oxford. His portfolio includes Chair of Alliance Leadership Group, Chair Partnership Forum and membership of NKR Board and Integrated Care Board. 

Primary Care Commissioning Committee Chair, Deputy Chair Finance, Member of Quality & Performance Committee - Sarah Crowther

Sarah.jpgSarah joined Hillingdon CCG in August 2017. She has been working in the field of interaction and interplay between local people and large organisations for thirty years, first in international development then British urban renewal, public policy research and teaching, and for the past 15 years in West London's voluntary sector as Director of REAP, a West London refugee charity based in West Drayton where Sarah also lived for over a decade. Sarah chairs London's 'HEAR' network of small equality and human rights organisations.

Deputy Chair Quality & Performance Committee, Member of Finance & Remuneration Committee - Carmel Cahill

carmel.pngCarmel has a background of over 25 years as a senior marketer in international travel marketing. Following this, she spent nearly 15 years working in the local Voluntary Sector lastly as Deputy Chief Executive of Ealing CVS. She has experience of local community work as an active leader in Girlguiding in Greenford and as a school governor.

Carmel has been a strong patient advocate over many years including as chair of both Ealing LiNK and Healthwatch. Carmel is the CCG lay member lead for quality.

Chair Finance Committee, Vice Chair of Primary Care Commissioning Committee, Member of Quality & Performance Committee - Richard Smith

Richard.jpgRichard has spent his career helping organisations to get the best from the people who work for them – and people to give their best to their organisations. Specialising in leadership development, managing change, and the effectiveness of senior teams, he held senior posts in retail, manufacturing, IT and banking industries.  Richard now leads an international consulting practice, and is an author on change management. He has been a Harrow resident for over 30 years.

Chair Q&PC, Member of Primary Care Commissioning Committee and Remuneration Committee - Jane Hawdon

dane-hawdon.jpgDr Jane Hawdon is Responsible Officer and consultant neonatologist at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. She has previously held consultant and clinical leadership posts at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Barts Health NHS Trust. She is the neonatal clinical lead for the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (HQIP programme).

Dr Hawdon has been member of the board of trustees of the charity Bliss, Independent Reconfiguration Panel and NICE guideline development groups, and has chaired the neonatal hypoglycaemia working group of the NHS Improvement Patient Safety programme. She is a qualified coach and facilitator.

Member of Quality & Performance Committee, Finance & Primary Care Commissioning Committee - Jo Ohlson


Jo became Accountable Officer at the end of March 2020. She was previously Director of Commissioning for the NW London Collaboration of CCGs and prior to that was the patch Director for NW London for NHS England, London region.

Jo has held a range of director posts in NHS organisations including Brent CCG, Primary Care Trusts and Health Authorities encompassing primary care, community services and planning. Jo is committed to improving services for patients and reducing health inequalities.

Member of Quality & Performance Committee, Primary Care Commissioning Committee & Finance - Stephen Bloomer

Steve became Chief Financial Officer at North West London CCGs & Integrated Care System (ICS) in November 2020.  He was was previously the Chief Financial Officer for the North West London STP.

Steve has held a wide range of senior roles across the NHS and  before moving to North West London was eth finance lead at a number of London hospitals. 

Member of Quality & Performance Committee & Primary Care Commissioning Committee - Pippa Nightingale

bio-pippa.jpgPippa joined the NHS in 1994, originally working as a maternity support worker. She qualified in 1998 and worked clinically for 10 years in maternity and neonates. On completion of her MSc in advanced clinical practice in 2007 she undertook a clinical academic role at the University of Hertfordshire. Pippa entered back into the acute setting as a matron and then as a consultant midwife.

She has undertaken numerous professional leadership roles including deputy director of midwifery at Imperial Hospital, director of midwifery and clinical director at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, and chief nurse and executive quality lead at the North West London Integrated Care System and interim chief nurse for North West London Clinical Commissioning Group, responsible for quality, patient safety and safeguarding across the system.