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Governing Body

NHS Nottingham City CCG Governing Body has responsibility for ensuring that the organisation has appropriate arrangements in place to exercise their functions effectively, efficiently and economically in accordance with accepted principles of good governance and the Constitution of the CCG.

The meetings are held in public with a commitment to ensuring that decision making is transparent and open. This means members of the public are welcome to attend and observe the meetings. There may however be occasions when due to the nature of the issue to be discussed, the Governing Body is required to meet in confidential session. Confidential items could include matters that are commercial in-confidence, of a disciplinary nature or where public discussion would not be in the overall public interest.

The Governing Body welcome questions from the public in respect of agenda items. Such questions will be verbally responded to at the meeting. Questions must be submitted to the Corporate Governance Team (details below) either in writing or by e-mail two days prior to the meeting. Questions that do not relate to an agenda item may be submitted to the CCG at any time and will be responded to outside of the CCG Governing Body meeting.

Meetings in Common

The six statutory CCG Governing Bodies of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (NHS Mansfield and Asfield, NHS Newark and Sherwood, NHS Nottingham City, NHS Nottingham North and East, NHS Nottingham West and NHS Rushcliffe) have agreed to hold future meetings as ‘meetings in common’ on a monthly basis. The first Governing Bodies meeting in common was held on 4 July 2019

Please click here to find the dates and papers for the meetings in common

The Governing Body papers for NHS Nottingham City CCG from its inception in April 2013 to May 2019 can be found here


The following people are members of the CCG Governing Body: 

  • Jon Towler - Lay Chair

    Jon Towler

    Jon Towler is an experienced Chairman and Non Executive Director in both the private and public sectors.

    Jon graduated in 1991 from Reims Business School with a double degree in International Business Administration and then spent the early part of his career in international sales management. He moved into general management roles in the late 1990s, spending 8 years as a Director of the UK’s leading wholesaler of office products.

    Jon has been involved with the NHS for more than ten years, chairing both NHS Nottinghamshire County and the East Midlands Ambulance Service. Since 2015, Jon has been a lay member for both Mansfield & Ashfield CCG and Newark & Sherwood CCG and he chairs the Joint Primary Care Commissioning Committee.

    Jon represents all of the six CCGs in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire on the ICS Board and serves as its Vice Chair.

    Outside of work, Jon is married with two sons and lives in north Nottinghamshire.

  • Amanda Sullivan - Accountable Officer

    Amanda Sullivan

    Amanda is the Accountable Officer for the six CCG’s across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. 

    Amanda has a clinical background, working as a nurse and a midwife before moving into senior management. In 2001 Amanda was awarded PhD for research investigating decision-making during pregnancy. In her capacity as a consultant midwife, Amanda worked at regional and national levels. She chaired a working group on behalf of the National Screening Committee, which developed national standards for ultrasound consent in pregnancy. She has also edited midwifery text books.


  • Dr Hugh Porter - Chair, Clinical Lead and GP Cluster Lead (UNICOM)

    Dr Hugh Porter

    Hugh Porter qualified from Leicester in 1987. He completed his General Practice training in Nottingham before working in Australia. He became a GP partner at the University of Nottingham Health Service in 1993, where he continues to practice.

    Hugh has a personal interest in travel medicine, gaining an MSc in the subject in 1999. In 2009 he completed an MBA and in 2011 was elected Chair and Clinical Leader of the CCG. His executive portfolio includes being clinical lead for the Nottingham University Hospitals Trust contract and Emergency Care. Hugh is Chair of the UNICOM Cluster Board.

  • Stuart Poynor - Greater Nottingham Chief Finance Officer

    Stuart Poynor

    Stuart Poynor has worked in the NHS for 37 years in a wide range of leadership roles.

    Originally working as an accountant in Leicestershire Stuart moved to the Role of Finance Director of a PCT in Staffordshire in 2002. In 2004 Stuart became CEO of the PCT and in 2006 he became CEO of the newly formed South Staffordshire PCT.

    In 2011 Stuart was appointed as CEO of the newly formed Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership Trust where he negotiated the signing of a contract with the County Council that led to a transfer of 1,100 social Care Staff into the NHS. The Trust was the largest provider of integrated Health and Social care in the UK

    During his time in the provider Trust Stuart led pioneering national work to ensure that staff were supported to raise concerns in the workplace.

    In 2017 Stuart was seconded to work as Director of Commissioning Operations for the North Midlands.

    Stuart joined Mid Notts CCGs as Director of Turnaround in September 2018


  • Elaine Moss - Chief Nurse/ Director of Quality and Governance/ICS Nurse

    Elaine Moss

    Elaine previously worked as Deputy Director of Quality and Governance for NHS Nottinghamshire County Primary Care Trust with responsibility for gaining assurance on and improving the quality of services through commissioning. Elaine is a registered nurse and held various clinically based nursing roles before moving into a lead role for improving nursing quality.

    In 1995 Elaine gained a Master degree in Quality in Healthcare and has held a Visiting Fellowship at Nottingham Trent University, working with partners in Denmark and Finland to develop a strategy for implementation of clinical governance in the two countries

  • Lucy Dadge - Chief Commissioning Officer

    Lucy Dadge

    Lucy has previously worked as a Director in acute and mental health trusts, as well at the Strategic Health Authority and in the Civil Service. Lucy has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, including an MBA in health services management.  Lucy has non-executive experience in the education and housing sectors and is very keen to work in partnership to ensure health commissioning is aligned to wider public services, in the best interest of citizens.

    Lucy has broad experience of transforming health and care services, including being involved in  the establishment of the very successful Mid Nottinghamshire Better Together programme. Lucy’s commercial experience means that she is able to work with all local provider partners to ensure that the NHS provides the most innovative services to its population, ensuring best value.

  • Sue Sunderland - Lay Member – Audit and Governance

    Sue Sunderland

     Sue has over 30 years experience of all aspects of audit, governance, financial and risk management across the public sector. Getting the best from public services has always been important to Sue. Building on her previous career with the Audit Commission and KPMG she is now focused on helping the CCG deliver the best for the people of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

  • Sue Clague - Lay Member, Patient and Public Involvement

    Sue Clague

    Sue Clague is an experienced director with a background which includes senior roles in the UK, the US and Continental Europe and managing director posts at Courtaulds and Pretty Polly. Highly motivated and commercially focused, Sue has a proven track record of successfully driving organisational change and of creating and delivering business strategies which resulted in sustained improvements. She continues to work in the textile sector as a Commercial Business Advisor at a strategic and implementation level, is a Governor on the board of New College Nottingham and has continued involvement with a number of other public and voluntary sector roles. Sue is a member of the Risk and Performance Committee and the Audit Committee.

  • Eleri de Gilbert - Lay Member, Quality and Performance

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    Biography to follow

  • Abuedji Okubadejo - Secondary Care Doctor

    Abuedji Okubadejo

    Dr Okubadejo is a consultant in anaesthesia and pain management and the clinical director for this specialty at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, where he has worked since 2002. In addition to his consultant and clinical director roles, Adedeji also took on the role of associate medical director at the Trust in 2013, which includes responsibility for medical appraisal, revalidation, clinical outcomes and medical job planning. He is also the Trust’s Caldicott Guardian.

  • Shaun Beebe - Lay Member, Financial Management (attendee)

    Shaun Beebe

    Shaun is the Head of Operations within the Faculty of Science at the University of Nottingham with responsibility for the School of Physics and Astronomy and the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre.

    He is also a retired Chief Superintendent with Nottinghamshire Police having served as the Divisional Commander for the City of Nottingham. Shaun has extensive experience of strategic partnerships, performance improvement and operations management, with a special interest in partnership interventions to tackle public health issues such as drug and alcohol-related harm.

    Shaun is also a member of the Royal College of Defence Studies


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