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John Stammers

Dr Liam Stevens

Chair, Clinical Vice Chairman, GP at Newtown and Caister Medical Practice

Liam was appointed Chair of the CCG on 27 October 2017, he is a Partner at East Norfolk Medical Practice and works as a GP at Newtown Surgery. He entered practice in 1986 after graduating from St Mary's Hospital Medical School in 1982.

more about Liam Stevens.



Melanie Craig

Melanie Craig

Chief Officer

Melanie joined the NHS in 1999 after completing an MSc in Health Promotion Sciences at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has held a variety of senior positions across the NHS, most recently as Chief Officer for NHS Southend CCG. Melanie also leads the STP, alongside her role within the CCG, as the STPs interim executive lead.

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Cath Gorman

Cath Byford

Deputy Chief Officer, Director of Commissioning

Cath trained as a registered nurse and specialised in Critical Care Nursing. She has a wide range of experience in quality, safety and educational roles with the NHS.

more about Cath Byford.




Tessa Litherland

Rebecca Hulme

Chief Nurse

Rebecca is Chief Nurse, Director of Infection Prevention and Control as well as Director for Children, Young People and Maternity. She is also the Caldicott Guardian.

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Andy McCall

Dr Andy McCall

GP at Millwood Surgery, Chair of the Clinical Executive Committee

Andy has been a GP Partner at Millwood Surgery in Bradwell since 2003. Prior to this, he trained at Birmingham University’s Medical School qualifying in 1997.

more about Andy McCall.




Ian Gibson

Dr Tamer Okasha

GP at Rosedale Surgery, Lowestoft and Practice Centre representative

Dr Okasha has a wide range of experience and current roles include: a part-time partner at Rosedale Surgery, Lowestoft, a consultant at Accident and Emergency at the James Paget University Hospital, and Curriculum Support Tutor at UEA.

more about Tamer Okasha.




Clive Sillitoe

Trevor Saunders

Director of Mandalay Wellbeing Community Interest Company and ENMP PPG representative

Trevor is Director of Mandalay Wellbeing Community Interest Company (CIC) and has a community events management background. Before this, he was an Area Development Manager for the Post Office.

more about Trevor Saunders





Hitesh Kumar

Dr Hitesh Kumar

GP at Andaman Surgery, Lowestoft and Practice Centre representative

Hitesh is a full-time GP partner at Andaman Surgery, Lowestoft. He previously worked in Woodbridge, Suffolk as a salaried GP.

more about Hitesh Kumar.




John Plaskett

John Plaskett

Lay Vice Chairman

John has lived and worked for most of his adult life in Norfolk and Waveney. He has an accounting background and is a qualified accountant. he retired in 2006.

more about John Plaskett.





Graham Dunhill

Graham Dunhill

Chair Patient Participation Group Forum - Representative

Now retired Graham was previously a Civil Engineer. He was also Strategic Director for Hertfordshire County Council between 2001 and 2007.

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Cedric Burton

Cedric Burton

Lay member representative

Cedric Burton’s background is principally in Defence where he spent more than 30 years as a soldier in operational deployments, equipment acquisition, strategy development and organisational change.

more about Cedric Burton.




Lucie Barker

Dr Lucie Barker

GP at Rosedale Surgery, Practice Centre Representative

Dr Lucie Barker qualified from the University of Sheffield In 1996 and has been a GP Partner at Rosedale Surgery in Carlton Colville since 2003.

Having undertaken post-graduate studies in the field she has a clinical interest in Women’s Health. Her additional roles include the teaching of medical students and GP registrars.



John Stammers

Sadie Parker

Director of Primary Care

Sadie has previously been head of primary care at Suffolk Primary Care Trust before moving into the role of Head of Operations at NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG. More recently she has played a crucial role at NHS Southend CCG as Associate Director of Primary Care and Engagement.

more about Sadie Parker





John Ingham

John Ingham

Chief Finance Officer

John became chief finance officer for all five CCGs in Norfolk and Waveney on 29 April, 2019.

John’s background is in NHS finance in Norfolk, starting in 1990 as a graduate finance trainee with Norwich Health Authority and in management accounts at NNUH. At Norfolk PCT he was deputy director of finance (Out of Hospital Services), and in 2012 he joined West Norfolk as chief finance officer before moving to NHS Norwich CCG as chief finance officer from April 2016.  




Ardyn Ross

Dr Ardyn Ross

GP and Governing Body Member

Dr Ardyn Ross trained at University College London qualifying in 1992. She has been a GP Principal in Gorleston since 2001. Included in her many additional roles Ardyn is also a GP tutor and senior lecturer at Norwich Medical school, a GP trainer achieving PG.certMedEd from the University of Bedford in 2009, a GP appraiser, and CCG mental health delivery board chair and clinical lead.

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Dr Robert Mallinson

Dr Robert Mallinson

Governing Body member and secondary care specialist

Dr Mallinson has been practising as a consultant in acute medicine since 2000. He has been working at The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust since 2005 having previously worked at the Norfolk and Norwich University Trust.

more about Dr Robert Mallinson

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