Tracey Cox, Chief Executive (Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire)

With more than 28 years of NHS service to her name, Tracey Cox has had an extensive career in the health service, with some of her recent positions including Interim Senior Responsible Officer for the Bath, Swindon and Wiltshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership and Accountable Officer for Bath and North East Somerset CCG. Before becoming involved in commissioning, Tracey spent time with several provider organisations in London, where she worked in the operational management of surgical services. Prior to this, Tracey Cox held the roles of Business Manager and General Manager at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

Dr Sarah Bruen, Clinical Chair

Sarah qualified as a GP in 2006 and has worked as a GP partner in Highworth since 2011.  She has an interest in the management of general practice. She is keen to look at the efficiency of services and processes to improve the patient journey and to try to reduce GP workload. After a short spell as Interim Clinical Chair, Dr Bruen became the CCG's permanent Clinical Chair in April 2019. 

 

Nicki Millin, Deputy Chief Executive (Swindon)

Nicki has worked in the NHS for more than 30 years, with her first 15 years spent as an occupational therapist before moving on to commissioning in Gloucestershire, and then to NHS England in an assurance role. Nicki joined Swindon CCG as Chief Operating Officer in 2014 before taking on the role of Accountable Officer in April 2015, a position she held until March 2019. As Accountable Officer, Nicki was responsible for setting national and local objectives and the delivery of improved health and clinical outcomes for patients. Nicki has also led the development of the Integrated Care Alliance in Swindon, having worked closely with partners in Swindon Borough Council, the Great Western Hospital and other primary care providers. 

Paul Vater, Chief Operating Officer

Paul has a background in finance and performance. Prior to joining the CCG in June 2017, he worked as Chief Finance Officer and Deputy Chief Officer in Dorset CCG, where he had considerable involvement in developing partnership working and the creating a Sustainability and Transformation Partnership Plan.

Caroline Gregory, Chief Finance Officer

Caroline has more than 20 years of NHS experience and has spent more than 80 per cent of that period at senior management and board level. Caroline's extensive career with numerous provider and commissioner organisations across the Thames Valley region has provided her with an in-depth knowledge of a range of key NHS areas, such as mental health, community services, learning disabilities and primary care groups. 

Gill May, Director of Nursing and Transformation

Gill has more than 25 years of experience of the NHS and has worked in both acute (hospital) and community environments. She attended Southampton University to become a trained practice teacher for district nurses. Gill moved into commissioning in 2004, when she took on the role of Board Lead Nurse for the former Swindon Primary Care Trust. In 2013, she became Executive Nurse for the CCG and, in 2018, Gill's job title was amended to Director of Nursing and Transformation to reflect her extensive work portfolio. 

Cherry Jones, Director of Public Health

Cherry has a background in nursing, business management and health improvement management. She joined the NHS in Swindon in 2004, and was appointed as Director of Public Health at Swindon Borough Council in 2015 having been the acting director since 2013. Cherry led the development of the Swindon Health and Wellbeing Board, the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and the Swindon Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy. She works collaboratively with a range of partners with a specific focus on reducing health inequalities and preventing early death.

Sue Wald, Director of Adult Social Care

Sue was appointed as Director of Adult Social Care in June 2016 and, prior to this, worked as Head of Commissioning for Children and Adults. She has been involved with the CCG since its creation and previously held a joint role between Swindon Borough Council and the former Swindon Primary Care Trust. Sue has experience of working in a variety of different of environments, including commissioning, social services and the voluntary sector. Her main focus is on developing and implementing integrated services and commissioning in Swindon. 

 

Dr Febin Basheer, GP Representative

Febin has worked for more than 13 years in NHS and has been a GP in Swindon since 2011.  She a special interest in substance misuse and mental health. Within the CCG, Febin is GP Lead for Planned Care Commissioning and is also focused on improving integration between different sectors of health and social care, as well as making efficient use of resources to achieve the best possible outcomes for local people​.

Dr Amanda Webb, GP Representative 

Amanda trained at both Cambridge and Oxford University, before qualifying as a GP in 2012 and joining Westrop Medical Practice in 2014. Dr Webb has specialist clinical interests in pediatrics and women's health, and is heavily involved in medical education, both as a GP trainer and as a teacher of medical students. She aims to improve the integration of services across primary and secondary care to increase satisfaction for both patients and staff. Amanda is also keen to develop new initiatives that help promote local GP recruitment and retention.  

Dr Francis Campbell, GP Representative 

Having completed his training in Swindon, Francis qualified as a GP in 2014 and, following a brief period of locum work, became a partner at Elm Tree Surgery in Shrivenham in 2015. Francis has an interest in medicines management, diabetes and the primary care IT infrastructure. Prior to joining the Governing Body in April 2019, Francis held the role of Clinical Evidence Fellow at the CCG. Outside of work, Francis enjoys gardening and spending time outdoors with his young family. 

Dr Christine Vize, Secondary Care Doctor

Christine studied at Cambridge University and St. Thomas' Hospital, before qualifying as a doctor in 1986. She spent her entire career in the NHS before retiring from clinical practice in 2016. Christine was a consultant psychiatrist in Wiltshire between 1995 and 2016, and was based at Savernake Hospital between 2008 and 2016, during which time she specialised in adult eating disorders. She has also held a variety of NHS management positions and has also contributed to Department of Health policies and national clinical guidance.


Dr Jennie Carroll, GP Representative

Jennie trained at a number of major London hospitals, including Guy's, King's and St Thomas', before moving to Swindon as a GP in 2016. She has an interest in sports and exercise medicine, as well as paediatric care and women's health. Jennie is a strong advocate of promoting lifestyle interventions and non-pharmacological options, alongside traditional evidence-based drug treatment. She is also interested in championing the patient voice and involving people as much as possible with regards to decisions about their care. 

Dr Mark Boothman, GP Representative 

Having qualified in Glasgow and worked in London, Mark completed his GP training with the South West Deanery in 2006 and then moved to work in Swindon where, since 2013, he has been a partner at Lawn Medical Centre. Mark has been actively involved in GP training, the teaching of medical students and, more recently, the development of the new Wyvern Health Partnership group. He also has an interest in primary care networks and, more specifically, the primary care home model of care.

Bill Fishlock, Lay Member 

Bill is a retired chartered accountant, who has held various non-executive director positions with organisations such as the Wiltshire Probation Service, Wiltshire Police Authority, Green Square Housing Group and the former Swindon Primary Care Trust. He is also a governor at Swindon's University Technical College.

Ian James, Lay Member

Ian is a chartered accountant, who has a broad range of business experience from working with leading financial organisations such as Allied Dunbar, Eagle Star and Zurich Financial Services. In 2006, Ian became a non-executive director of the former Swindon Primary Care Trust and was vice chairman of its audit committee. Aside from the CCG, Ian is also a trustee of Citizens Advice in Swindon.

Paul Byrnes, Lay Member

Paul's professional career has centred around medical devices and operating theatres, which has seen him provide services for healthcare organisations in several European countries, including France, Germany and Italy. He has recently specialised in people development and change leadership. Paul is particularly motivated by the prospect of giving a voice to those who might not naturally be heard, while also encouraging them to play a role in supporting the wider community.

Maggie Arnold, Registered Nurse

Maggie has been a qualified nurse for more than 40 years, with her time split between the NHS and armed forces. In 2007, she was appointed as Executive Nursing and Midwifery Director at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, a positive which had responsibility for a number of areas including mental health, safeguarding and infection control. Maggie is also an Executive Member of Gloucestershire’s safeguarding boards and has a passion for staff wellbeing and good patient care.