Charlotte Canniff has been a GP Partner in Sunbury, part of Thames Medical Locality, for the past 13 years, having trained at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School and Ealing Vocational Training Scheme.

She has 3 years’ experience in Commissioning and has been the Clinical Lead for North West Surrey CCG’s Maternity, Children and Young People's Team since April 2013.

As Children’s Lead at the Clinical Executive, Charlotte has also been representing the views of Children and Young People, a sector that often has little or no voice at a strategic level, yet makes up a quarter of the North West Surrey population. 

She has experience working with teams such as Contracts, Finance, Medicines Management and Quality, along with a wide range of stakeholders such as Primary Care, Secondary Care, Social Care and Local and Regional bodies. 

SASSE (Stanwell, Ashford, Staines, Shepperton and Egham)

Jagjit Rai has been a partner at St Davids Family Practice in Stanwell since 1998. He has an interest in education and teaches medical students, foundation year doctors and GP trainees as well as being a GP appraiser in the Surrey area. He previously worked for both North Surrey and Hounslow PCT in clinical and management roles. He recently completed his Masters in Medical Law.

Diljit Singh Bhatia qualified as a GP in 2010. Since then he has been a practising GP at Stanwell Road Surgery in Ashford. From day one he took on the role of practice lead within the SASSE locality, and has been a commissioning locality lead for North West Surrey CCG since early 2012. Diljit is looking forward to being involved in working with patients, healthcare professionals and in partnership with local communities and local authorities in improving and designing new healthcare services within North West Surrey.

Thames Medical

Asha completed her GP training in 2010 and started working as a GP Assistant in Staines, Surrey. She then moved to her current practice in Hersham, Surrey, and took on the role of GP Partner. Although she is a fairly young GP, she has been known to take on various projects with gusto. She became actively involved in practice development and then took on role of practice lead in her locality and subsequently the role of locality lead. Asha enjoys keeping up to date and has seven postgraduate diplomas to her name, but her particular interest lies in dermatology and family planning.

Dr Layth Delaimy has been a qualified doctor for 25 years, 17 years of them spent as a GP. He holds an MA(ed) Clinical Education that incorporates many elements of governance, leadership, focused learning and team management. He was elected as an FRCGP in 2013.

Dr Delaimy worked as Programme Director for Chertsey in 2008 until 2013, when he facilitated the creation of the GP training at St Peter’s Hospital with other members of the GP team.



Dr Henderson qualified in 1996 after training at Cambridge and then St Mary’s in London. I completed my GP training in Ealing, London and then worked in Camberley from 2001-2009 as a part time salaried GP.  I joined Pirbright Surgery as a partner in 2009.  I was appointed as a clinical lead for maternity, children and young people in July 2014 and became a Locality Lead for Woking in April 2016.

Dr Christine Clayton has been a GP partner in Woking since November 2002.  She has worked at both Ashford St Peter’s Hospital and Royal Surrey County Hospital as a junior doctor.  She has been involved in Practice Based Commissioning in Woking since its infancy.

Since July 2013, she has been the Macmillan GP for the CCG and has lead on Cancer and End of Life Care.  Dr Clayton has also been involved in the CCG’s planned care programme and the frailty pathway, including the new frailty hub work stream.


In June 2017 Matthew came into post as our new Joint Accountable Officer across North West Surrey,  Surrey Downs and Guildford and Waverley Clinical Commissioning Groups. Matthew joined us from Bedfordshire CCG, where he was Accountable Officer.

Karen became a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in 2003. She was appointed as Chief Finance Officer at Guildford and Waverley CCG in April 2013 and Deputy Chief Executive in August 2013 with responsibility for the financial strategy, financial management, financial governance, contracting, performance and information. My current role is to promote and enable sound financial management and control at all levels of the organisation.

Previously, she was the Chief Finance Officer for NHS Merton CCG and prior to this Deputy Director of Finance for NHS Sutton & Merton. She has held a number of senior roles in London and Greater Manchester over the last 20 years, including NHS Waltham Forest and NHS Manchester working in both Financial and Management Accounting.


Naila Kamal sits on the governing body of North West Surrey CCG and chairs the Quality and Performance Committee. 
Naila has over 20 years of experience working within the NHS.  She brings an in-depth understanding of the workings within the secondary care setting to assist the operational team in quality commissioning of services, as well as the creation of innovative pathways to meet local and national objectives.

She has a strong academic background at undergraduate as well as postgraduate level. Until recently, she led the London Deanery’s Frontier project as its Associate Dean. Naila has been closely affiliated with work streams that have an underpinning focus on patient safety and quality of care. 

She is currently an honorary lecturer and a clinical tutor at Imperial College School of Medicine and Chair of the ASAS committee at the Academy of Royal Colleges.

Naila has a keen interest in promoting better understanding of quality and safety indicators and assurance measures to clinicians and wider healthcare workers.

Julia Dutchman-Bailey is an experienced NHS Director with 10 years of working at Board level, of which 7 years were as Executive Nurse Director.
In the past 6 years she has worked in system-wide leadership roles, initially at the Strategic Health Authority, then a Primary Care Trust and latterly in NHS England as Director of Nursing – South Region for Specialised Commissioning.
Julia has invested time in in executive coaching and team development and is regarded as a “trusted advisor.” Her roles have included board level accountability for corporate and clinical governance, assurance of adult and children safeguarding systems, developing strategy and, via organisational development programmes, improving workforce culture.

Lay Members

Paul Hopper is a Chartered Accountant and has spent the majority of his professional career in public practice as a partner in the City firm of PKF Littlejohn.  He served as the firm’s managing partner for 17 years until 2013.  He remains a senior partner, focused on client work and remains on the firm’s management board.  He is responsible for a varied portfolio of clients in the commercial, charitable and public sectors.  In particular he  has been responsible for the last fourteen years for the audit of humanitarian aid grants on behalf of the European Commission across the European Union and throughout world where humanitarian aid is delivered.  He also serves on the European Regional Board of his firm’s international network, PKF International.
Paul also spent almost 25 years as a school governor, serving variously as Chair, Vice Chair and Chair of Finance.  He lives locally in Woodham, Surrey and is married with three grown up sons.

William McKee is Chairman of property company Tilfen Land and Chair of the Mayor of London’s Outer London Commission. He sits on the Higher Education Funding Council, Architecture, Built Environment and Planning Sub-panel of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Until 2011, he was Chairman of the Advisory Committee of Surrey University School of Management and is now a member of the Faculty Advisory Board of Southampton University Business School.
From 1993 until 2002, William was Director General of the British Property Federation and Chairman of the European Property Federation from 1996 until 2002. From 1999-2002, he was Chairman of the CBI Trade Association Council and a member of the CBI President’s committee. He has been a member of numerous Government review bodies.

He was Chief Executive of the London Borough of Merton 1981-92. For ten years he was visiting lecturer in town planning and transport planning at Imperial College London and between 2001-2004 visiting Fellow in Property at Reading University. He has written widely in books, journals and newspapers and appeared on television and radio.

William McKee received the CBE in the 2002 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to the property industry. He is a Governor and Trustee of the Rambert Dance Company and was a Governor of Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital 2008-2010.

Non-Voting Members

Dr Richard Barnett has been a GP at Sunbury Health Centre Group Pratice for 25 years. Before that he studied for a masters degree in public health at Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem, for while working in the research pratice allied to the hospital’s department of social medicine. He has been involved in clinical commissioning from an early stage.

Karen has 30 years’ experience in the NHS. A graduate of Edinburgh University with a BSc in Nursing and a Diploma in Health Visiting from Queen Margaret University College, she has practiced in both acute and community services.

She has held senior Nursing and Health Visiting roles in both Edinburgh and the South of England at Associate and Director level. Since 2010, she has been involved in commissioning and quality assurance in NHS Sussex and played a key role in supporting CCGs through authorisation.

Prior to taking up the role of Director of System Redesign Karen worked as the Deputy Director of Nursing (Quality Assurance) for NHS England in the Surrey and Sussex Area Team with a portfolio spanning nurse leadership, quality assurance of direct commissioning (primary care and specialised), CCG assurance and a lead for Domain 5 of the NHS Outcomes Framework.

Karen has both led and supported work programmes in Surrey and Sussex including the Proud to Care Awards, Culture Workstream, Community Nursing Strategy and Pressure Ulcer Prevention and setting up the Primary Care Patient Safety Champions Programme for General Practice.

Karen's current portfolio includes Medicines Management, Locality Development, Mental Health, Planned Care, Integrated Care, Locality Hubs, Maternity and Children's services, Urgent and Emergency Care as well as Emergency planning. Karen is also the Surrey Heartlands STP strategy lead for urgent and emergency care and is the lead for the West Surrey Stroke review.

Elaine took up her role as Director of Governance and Compliance in February 2014, with responsibility for ensuring the CCG practises ‘good governance’ in accordance with its Constitution. Her portfolio includes governance, including information governance, risk and assurance, as well as communications, patient and public engagement, and implementation of the CCG’s Equality Delivery System.
With 25 years of health service management experience, including a background in commissioning, strategy and partnership working, she has worked most recently for the Department of Health’s Legacy Management Team and prior to that as Corporate Governance Lead for NHS South West London (Primary Care Trusts). She has a BA (Hons) degree in English, with Psychology subsidiary from University of Nottingham, a Diploma in Health Service Management and have recently qualified as a Prince 2 (project management) Practitioner.

Sumona Chatterjee joined the CCG in 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategic Commissioning at North West Surrey CCG. An MBA qualified healthcare leader she has eighteen years of NHS experience working across a range of organisations acquiring through the course of her career very strong commissioning, stakeholder management, service redesign, commercial and procurement skills. Starting her career at East Kent Hospital Trust managing Orthopaedics followed by the Strategic Health Authority as Head of Performance and Planning she has developed the SHA’s performance framework, provided oversight and assurance on Choice Implementation plan, undertaken the Independent Sector Diagnostics Treatment Sector Wave 2 procurement. Moving back to Kent in 2007 she joined West Kent PCT managing the Programme Management Office and redesigning respiratory services and latterly at the CSU led on contract management for North Kent CCGs.

Clare has been a nurse in the NHS for over 20 years working primarily in community settings and has a special interest in the care of older people.

Passionate about improving quality and safety for patients, Clare also worked at South East Coast SHA leading on the Engergise for Excellence in Care Programme which has now been brought under the Chief Nursing Officer of England’s Leading Change, Adding Value framework building on the 6Cs. She also co-ordinated the involvement of all providers in the region in the Safe Care pilot for the Safety Thermometer, now a nationally mandated tool for the delivery of the Safe Care CQUIN. Clare then became Deputy Director of Nursing at Surrey PCT and led the transition of quality from PCT to CCGs by playing a key role in supporting the CCG authorisation process.

Clare's portfolio includes nurse leadership and monitoring patient safety and quality of commissioned services.