Governing Body Members

Dr. Graham Jackson – Clinical Chair (GP)

Dr Jackson has worked within Buckinghamshire continually since 1988, he became a partner at Whitehill Surgery in 1991 and still thoroughly enjoys the challenge that primary care provides. In 1993 he brought together a group of local colleagues to found AYDDOC, an Out of Hours GP co-operative, of which he was Medical Manager for 10 years. He has been an LMC (Local Medical Committee) member since 1995.  From 1992 to 2003 he was a Hospital Practitioner in Psychiatry; and Chaired Neurolink (a national board of mental health experts providing educational material) for several years.

Dr Jackson has been involved in commissioning and health service provision locally for a number of years having previously been Managing Director of Bucks Urgent Care and was significantly involved in Medicines Management.

He is a member of the Strategic Clinical Networks Oversight Committee for Thames Valley; for Oxford AHSN he sits on both the Partnership Council and the Best Care Oversight group.

Co-Chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners since 1st April 2016 having represented the South Central constituency on the Board since 2014.  He has also been very involved with the development of Primary Care Co-commissioning at a National level.

Robert Parkes – Deputy Lay Chair

Robert Parkes

Robert, a recently retired chartered accountant, was Executive Director, Finance of the URENCO Group until the end of 2015.  Robert worked for URENCO for more than 20 years, and during this time, was responsible for the group’s finance functions as well as Procurement and IT.  Prior to joining URENCO, Robert was UK Finance Director of Schering.

Robert is married with two children and five grandchildren.  He lives in Chearsley and outside of work his main interests are gardening, travel and languages.

Dr Karen West – Member GP and Clinical Commissioning Director Integrated Care

Karen-WestKaren is a GP partner at Haddenham Medical Centre. She  is our Clinical Lead for Quality and Executive Clinical Lead for Joint Commissioning and Partnership Working.

An enthusiastic member of the team, she is committed to ensuring the NHS, especially General Practice, remains a service we can be proud of, centred around patient care. As a GP she believes we can, and will, be able to provide a better service to our patients, going forward.

Dr Rebecca Mallard-Smith – Member GP and Clinical Director Unplanned Community Care

Dr Rebecca Mallard-SmithDr Mallard-Smith is Clinical Commissioning Director responsible for Urgent Care. She qualified at the Royal Free Medical School in London in 1992 and then trained as a GP on the Oxford vocational training scheme. She started as a partner at the John Hampden surgery in 1997. She is now the senior partner in this surgery and is proud to continue to develop a surgery with a local village approach to General Practice.

Alongside her medical commitments to the patients of John Hampden Surgery, she has developed an interest in the politics and the business side of General Practice. She was elected as a member of Buckinghamshire Local Medical Committee by her colleagues in the area in 2004 and represents her colleagues in the Chiltern and South Buckinghamshire area. Rebecca is also a Clinical Appraiser for General Practioners in Buckinghamshire.

Robin Woolfson – Secondary Care Specialist Doctor

Robin WoolfsonRobin qualified from Cambridge University and St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in 1983. Following specialty training in kidney medicine, he was appointed as a Consultant Nephrologist in 1997 to UCH and the Whittington Hospital, transferring to the Royal Free Hospital in 2006.

Robin is committed to improving patient experience, outcomes and value through service improvement with a strong focus on clinical leadership, education and academic development. Working as a Divisional Medical Director since 2009, Robin has gained significant experience from managing the successful mergers of the Renal (2006), Liver (2011) and Malignant Haematology (2015) services in North Central London, as well as the recent development of the UCLP-based Hepatitis and Renal Cancer networks, and involvement in the acquisition of Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals Trust.

External roles include Chair of the North London Deanery Renal Specialty Training Committee from 2005 – 2012 and Chair of the Strategic Partnership Board for Camden’s Diabetes Integrated Practice Unit (from 2014). He was first appointed to membership of Chiltern CCG’s Governing Body in March 2016.

Crystal Oldman – Registered Nurse

Crystal-OldmanCrystal Oldman joined the CCG as nurse member of the Governing Body in January 2013. She is the Chief Executive of the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI). Crystal trained as a nurse and worked in the NHS for 16 years, in the acute setting of burns, plastics, oncology and intensive care nursing. She later moved into community nursing and public health, working with some of the most deprived communities in London.

She joined Buckinghamshire New University as a senior lecturer and later as Dean of Enterprise and Business Management in the Faculty of Society & Health where her role included the development of partnerships with external agencies to promote research and assist in workforce development.

Crystal’s longstanding interest in the leadership and management has inspired her doctoral studies into the knowledge, skills and attributes of middle managers which she completed in 2014.

Graham Smith – Lay Member

Graham-SmithGraham is a Barrister who was called to the bar by Middle Temple in 2009. He is an experienced advocate who has appeared in the County Courts throughout the country and has used his legal experience to Lecture Law to students studying degree courses as well as helping more mature students returning to education after a period in work. He is also the founder of a fledging publishing and design company.

He lives locally in Buckinghamshire and is the father of two.

Colin Seaton – Lay Member

Colin-SeatonColin retired from his post as the Wycombe District Deputy Police Area Commander last year after 30 years’ service with the Thames Valley Police.  Prior to his retirement, Colin was the district lead officer for Neighbourhood Policing, Community Engagement and Partnership.  During his service he held various posts within Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire including Detective Chief Inspector responsible for investigating major crimes within the three counties.

Colin has two commendations for leadership and investigation and was awarded the lifetime achievement award for his service to the community.

Ross Carroll – Lay Member

Ross-CarrollTrained as a pharmacist, Ross now works as a Public Affairs Director for a research based Biopharmaceutical Company, and he has also previously worked in the pharmaceutical industry in Spain.

Ross was is a member of a political think tank and has written on health, economic and defence matters through this role, and also has previous experience in the charity sector. He is widely informed on pensions as previously served as a trustee director of a defined benefits pension scheme for a pharmaceutical company by whom he was employed.

In 2014 Ross completed an Executive MBA at Imperial College Business School. Prior to joining Chiltern CCG as a Lay Member in January 2015, Ross also spent a number of years as a governor of Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust in Reading.

Louise Patten – Accountable Officer

Lou-PattenLouise is a registered nurse and trained as a District Nurse in Buckinghamshire.

She has worked as Assistant Director of Nursing for a Community Provider then moved into Commissioning as Director of Primary Care.  She has held a PCT Deputy Chief Executive and Board Nurse position.

After her year’s sabbatical taking an MBA, she has worked for a commercial healthcare organisation, set up her own consultancy company and held a Trustee/Director post at Watford Football Club’s Community Trust (registered Charity).

Robert Majilton – Director of Sustainability and Transformation, Deputy Accountable Officer and Interim Chief Finance Officer

Robert-MajiltonRobert has held many finance roles within the NHS including Chief Financial Officer at Buckinghamshire PCT, Interim Director of Finance (CHO) at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Director of Finance – CHO (Interim) at Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust, Chief Financial Officer at Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust, Deputy Director of Finance at Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust, Deputy Director of Finance at Oxford City Primary Care Trust and Finance Manager at Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust.

His new role is to provide financial leadership to emerging Clinical Commissioning Groups, support delivery of savings programmes and provide financial advice and training to members of the organisation.

As of 1 July 2016 his role has changed to take control of a newly established Project Management Office which oversees all projects and programmes designed to be effective both financially and with excellent  patient outcomes.