Louise Patten

Louise joined NHSCC in June 2020, having stepped down as the chief executive of NHS Buckinghamshire and NHS Oxfordshire CCGs in April 2020.

She was previously chief officer of Aylesbury Vale and Chiltern CCG, successfully leading a federation of the two Buckinghamshire CCGs and the successful bid for Buckinghamshire to become one of the first eight Integrated Care Systems (ICSs). In Oxfordshire, her input has supported the system leadership transformation, resulting in the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West STP becoming a third-wave ICS.

Louise also has experience of working at board level within NHS provider and commissioner organisations and has worked for a commercial healthcare company. She describes her approach to commissioning services as ‘patient-focused’, recognising the importance of sustainable primary and community health and care to support out of hospital transformation. Louise maintains her District Nursing registration and has been working on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Syeda joined the NHSCC team in October 2019 and plays an important role in supporting the smooth running of our member networks.

Jayne has worked across health and social care in senior leadership roles for a number of years, primarily in commissioning and transformation roles. She currently undertakes a number of Senior Responsible Officer positions for both Lancashire and South Cumbria ICS and Central Lancashire ICP. She is the Lancashire and South Cumbria Executive Lead for Integration and Chair of the Central Lancashire Clinical Oversight Group for the Acute Sustainability Programme. Jayne is passionate about transformation that demonstrates change across the system, leading to improved population outcomes, improved patient experience and effective utilisation of resources.

Jayne joined the NHSCC board in December 2019 representing the north west region.

Rachael is a Chief Officer for Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG as well as being the West Midlands regional director for Integrated Urgent and Emergency Care on behalf of 20 CCGs. She joined the CCG in 2017, overseeing the implementation of the first Integrated Urgent Care Service in the Country, including the associated development of the first Alliance of Urgent Care providers working as one system.

Prior to joining the CCG Rachael worked for the Department of Health as the original service designer for 111 and led the national roll out of 111 which was completed in 2014. Since then Rachael has driven the true integration of Urgent Care Services across the 6 million population of the West Midlands and is now spearheading the integration of Urgent and Emergency care across IUC and 999 services. Rachael is the commissioning representative for the National Ambulance Resilience Unit and co-chair of the Ambulance Mental Health steering group.

In her spare time Rachael loves to travel and is a local magistrate.

Rachael is Chair of our National Ambulance Commissioners’ Network.

Sarah Miller joined NHS Clinical Commissioners as Head of Communications in September 2019. Sarah was formerly Head of Press and Public Affairs for the Charity Commission, the charity regulator, and more recently worked at leading charity Macmillan Cancer Support.

Prior to the Charity Commission Sarah worked in a senior communications role for a number of charities including Citizens Advice and The Salvation Army, and in a non-executive role as trustee of the charity Victim Support.

Rezina is Senior Policy and Delivery Manager at NHSCC. She is responsible for leading key policy developments around the evidence-based interventions (EBI) programme, and policy work on medicines optimisation and system transformation (including new integration models).

Rezina manages NHSCC’s EBI work in partnership with NHS England and Improvement, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and NICE.  She also leads on NHSCC’s policy on medicines work programme which includes areas such as low priority prescribing, drug tariff and medicines optimisation.

She has gained extensive health and care, social inclusion and rights based policy experience having predominately worked in user-led charities in the voluntary sector over the past decade. During her seven years at Mind she led on policy development and campaign delivery during the formation of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and timely access to primary care mental health services. Her various published reports have provided evidence based research and policy positioning on issues such as improved access to psychological therapies which successfully secured parity of esteem for waiting times for NHS treatment.

Her policy and campaigning work and user-led research on physical restraint in mental health care settings led to the introduction of guidance for commissioners and employers on minimising the use of restrictive practices in health and social care. Most recently Rezina has led the campaigning work for a large disability charity on social care, closing the disability employment gap and improving disabled people’s access and experience of public transport in the UK. She has held volunteering positions in the past including board trustee for her local Citizens Advice Bureau and was previously a member of the PPG in her local GP surgery.

As the Executive Nurse & Director for Quality in Gloucestershire CCG, Marion is responsible for the delivery of the quality strategy and quality assurance systems. She is also responsible for patient experience and public engagement. Her role as the chief nurse provides the clinical nursing perspective to commissioning and service transformation processes. It further ensures that quality of service is central to the work of the ICS and primary care, making quality improvement and patient safety a high priority.

Marion is the lead for safeguarding and the health executive responsible for the implementation of Working Together 2018 in Gloucestershire.  In addition to these duties Marion is the Accountable Officer for emergency preparedness. She is the nurse representative on the LWAB and works closely with the local university in developing new programmes of study.  Outside of the CCG Marion is the Nurse Member of the South West Clinical Senate Council and a Special Advisor to the CQC.

As well as a Registered Nurse Marion has a specialist qualification in emergency care, a Master’s in Business Administration and a Doctorate in Health. She has undertaken a wide variety of senior roles in the NHS over the past 40 years. She has worked as Nurse Director in Provider (Acute, Mental Health, LD and Community) and Commissioner organisations, as well as having experience in leading on clinical service modernisation and quality at a national level. Marion has published work on the nurses’ role in commissioning, patient safety, and how to improve service quality. She obtained her Doctorate by exploring what makes a successful, high quality nursing service. Marion is keen to see that the quality of patient care and the experience of service users is a high priority for the NHS.

Marion will join the NHSCC board as the co-chair of the Nurses Forum, alongside Jo Harding, in July 2019.

Jo qualified as a registered nurse in 1992 and subsequently as a registered health visitor practising clinically in Leeds and York.

She strategically and operationally managed a full range of acute and community-based services for 15 years across North Yorkshire and York.

Jo has a master’s degree in Leading Innovation and Change and seeks to develop and encourage effective leadership at every level of the healthcare system.

She joined NHS Leeds West CCG in Summer 2015 and has continued her role as Director of Quality and Safety for NHS Leeds CCG.

She is passionate about improving the quality of services with an emphasis on transforming the whole NHS system to a model of high quality integrated health and social care.

Jo Has been the Deputy Chair of the NHSCC Clinical Forum for two years, and will join the NHSCC board as co-chair of the Nurses Forum in July 2019, alongside Marion Andrews-Evans.

In her spare time, Jo keeps herself busy with her seven step grandchildren, cooking, reading and chairing the local social committee designing an annual programme of family events.

Jason Stamp is the Lay Member for Patient and Public Involvement at NHS Hull CCG with additional responsibilities for quality, performance and equalities. He joins the NHSCC board as Lay Member representative and is Chair of the NHSCC Lay Member Network.

Jason has a long history of promoting patient and public participation on a local and national level, including the development of Local Involvement Networks and acting as an expert adviser to the Department of Health. He is currently the independent Chair of NHS England’s Patient and Public Voice Assurance Group for Specialised Commissioning. This is a senior strategic group overseeing NHS England’s consultation and engagement activities with individual patients and organisations.

Dr Kiren Collison trained in Cambridge and London and worked as a hospital physician for several years. She then found her true calling, retrained and has worked as a GP in Oxfordshire ever since.

Kiren is the Clinical Chair of Oxfordshire CCG. She has a particular interest in supporting vulnerable groups, preventing illness and strengthening primary care. She has also led work on maternity services, including the development of a perinatal mental health service.

Previously, Kiren played a central role in setting up five GP urgent access hubs around the county in order to improve patient access to urgent appointments. Kiren feels privileged to work in and be a part of the NHS.

Kiren represents the South East geographical constituency on the NHSCC board.