Our Governing Body

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Who's Who

  • Dr. Faisel Baig

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    Dr Faisel Baig is a North Lincolnshire GP originally from this area.  He completed his medical training at Manchester Medical School and went on to train on the South Manchester GP Vocational Training Scheme, before moving back to North Lincolnshire.  Dr Baig has chaired the CCG’s Governing Body since 2018.  He is also the Chair of the Humber Clinical and Professional Leaders Board, the Scunthorpe Town Fund Board and the Vice-Chair of North Lincolnshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board, as well as a member of the NHS Confederation’s Health Leaders Panel.

    Dr Baig has a keen interest in supporting General Practice and is the Acting Clinical Lead for the Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership.  Dr Baig has represented sessional GPs locally, regionally and nationally on the BMA General Practitioners Committee.  He is a Specialist Advisor to the Care Quality Commission which he finds allows him to highlight much of the great work taking place across practices.  He is a GP Appraiser for NHS England and he also has roles as Finals Examiner, Small Group Tutor and Admissions Interviewer for The University of Sheffield Medical School.

    Dr Baig has been on the CCG Governing Body since 2015 and has clinically led various areas including unplanned care, mental health and dementia, and community services redesign.

    Dr Baig has a keen interest in facilitating the integration of health and care services whilst placing a strong emphasis on staff wellbeing, prevention, care closer to home and trying to ensure that addressing health inequalities is a key strand throughout the organisation’s work.  

  • Emma Latimer

    Accountable Officer
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    Emma joined NHS North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group as Chief Officer for an interim period on November 6 2017. She is now Interim Accountable Officer for both NHS North Lincolnshire CCG, and NHS East Riding of Yorkshire CCG, and Accountable Officer for NHS Hull CCG.

    As a local NHS leader Emma Latimer cares deeply about patient care – particularly against a background of pressure on public service budgets that can affect the region’s most vulnerable residents.

    Emma’s 29-year career in the NHS spans senior management in the ambulance service, hospital and community and health care commissioning..

    Emma’s track record for leadership across organisational boundaries and region-wide transformation programmes saw her appointed as Leader of the Humber, Coast and Vale Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) 2016 – 2018. Emma is currently Chair of the Humber Acute Services Review which is working with clinicians, staff and people across the Humber to ensure we have sustainable hospital services that meet the population’s needs.

    Emma has a particular interest in promoting health and wellbeing in children and young people, with a particular interest in social mobility and inspiring the next generation to ensure that young people realise their full potential.

  • Emma Sayner

    Chief Finance Officer
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    Emma Sayner has spent more than ten years in senior finance leadership roles and four years as Chief Finance Officer (as well as being Deputy Chief Officer) for NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), taking forward a wide range of service developments and strategic programmes.

    Emma entered the NHS at the beginning of her career after completing the NHS Graduate Financial Management Training Scheme in 2000. In 2014 she undertook a six-month secondment covering the Yorkshire and Humber Director of Finance post at NHS England.

    Emma is always striving to find ways of doing better with the available resources and is passionate about ensuring finance is at the heart of enabling change and driving value for money across all sectors of Health and Care.

    She currently fulfils a key role in the Humber, Coast and Vale Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP). Emma’s skills, drive and motivation has brought together financial leads across the STP ‘footprint’ to reach agreement around the scale of the financial challenge and programme of work. She is well respected as a valuable source of knowledge and a mentor to many people in and out of the NHS.

    She is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA) and holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree.

  • Alex Seale

    Chief Operating Officer
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  • Dr. Satpal Shekhawat

    Medical Director
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    Dr Shekhawat finished his undergraduate medical training in India in 2000. He moved to UK in 2005 and underwent GP training in Scunthorpe and completed it in 2009. Since qualifying he has been a GP partner at Kirton Lindsey Surgery and is actively involved in local GP training programme. He has been a GP trainer for the last seven years and is also Honorary HYMS tutor.

  • Helen Davis

    Interim Director of Nursing and Quality
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    Helen Davis began her nursing career in 1998 when she attended Sheffield University to undertake a nursing degree. After qualifying in 2001, Helen took her first role in accident and emergency at St. James’ Hospital in Leeds. It is in this first nursing position that Helen’s passion for safeguarding children and young people started; she worked closely with health visiting liaison teams and became the department champion for this.

    Since then Helen has had numerous clinical roles; including working as an advanced practitioner in an ambulance trust, and working across community services in North Lincolnshire. In 2009 Helen took on her first leadership role, and has gained a vast amount of experience since then across both community and acute hospital services. Her most recent appointment was in July 2021 when Helen was appointed Interim Director of Nursing and Quality for North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group. In this role Helen holds the statutory responsibility for safeguarding adults and children.

    Helen is passionate about ensuring services delivered are safe and of the highest quality for the local population of North Lincolnshire. Listening and taking feedback from those with lived experiences is an essential part of achieving this and Helen is always seeking new and innovative ways of ensuring the needs of the population are met by adapting local services.


  • Dr. Salim Modan

    GP Member
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    Dr Salim Modan is a clinical lead for primary care, ophthalmology and MSK. He also provides input into the primary care commissioning committee, quality and performance committee and remuneration committee.

    Dr Modan is a trained surgeon and worked as an assistant professor in a medical school in India. He trained in a general practise in the United Kingdom and has been a practicing GP since 2006 at Riverside Surgery in Brigg. Dr Modan had taught medical students
    and he currently trains GP registrars. He is also a GP representative on the North Lincolnshire Local Medical Committee.

    Dr Modan has a passion for the NHS and is great advocate for innovation in general practice, with a view to work on scale and the integrated commissioning model.

  • Dr. Hardik Gandhi

    GP Member
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    Dr. Ghandi is a GP partner at Cedar Medical Practice in Scunthorpe. He joined the practice in 2009 and trained as a GP locally in North Lincolnshire’s GP training scheme.

    With a surgical background, Dr. Ghandi has a keen interest in Musculoskeletal (MSK) related presentations. He enjoys teaching and is a trainer for GP trainees, and helps colleagues in teaching and training HYMS medical students and physicians associates.

    Dr. Ghandi joined the CCG as a governing body member in 2018, and is a lead for community services.​ He played a pivotal role in setting up the North Lincolnshire MSK services. He was appointed clinical director of North Lincolnshire’s South Primary Care Network in July 2019.

    He has a passion for first class healthcare services for our local population.

  • Dr. Gary Armstrong

    GP Member
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    Dr Armstrong is a local GP who has worked as a partner at South Axholme Practice since 2006. He is a Foundation Doctor trainer and has undertaken various leadership roles locally over the years and he currently chairs the Planning and Commissioning Committee.

    Dr Armstrong is interested in innovation to help develop sustainable and equitable healthcare for the population of North Lincolnshire.

    Away from work Dr Armstrong enjoys spending his time with his three young children and fitting in the odd bike ride.

  • Dr. Pratik Basu

    GP Member
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  • Dr. James Woodard

    Secondary Care Consultant
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    Dr James Woodard is a consultant Geriatrician at the University of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, based at the Royal Derby Hospital.

    Dr Woodard grew up the East Midlands and attended Leicester Medical School before training throughout the region in geriatric and general medicine. He became a consultant in Derby in 2013 and accepted a post as assistant clinical director for the department of medicine for the elderly in 2015. In May 2020 he appointed as the Clinical Director for the acute medicine business unit in Derby, giving him responsibility for ED and medical admissions.

    During his time at Derby Dr Woodard has developed a front door frailty team, a surgical liaison service and campaigned for frailty to be the core work of all healthcare professionals. He is active in the British Geriatric Society (BGS) supporting the leadership and management programme as well teaching medical students and trainees locally.

    Dr Woodard believes in improving patient care and outcomes via constructive clinical leadership, robust clinical governance and clinically lead innovation.

  • Erika Stoddart

    Lay Member, Governance
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    Erika Stoddart is a qualified management accountant and has a particular interest in risk and governance. Erika has worked in the Private, Public and the Charitable Sectors in her career to date. She is the Lay member for Governance and the Chair of the Audit Committee.

  • Janice Keilthy

    Lay Member, Public and Patient Involvement
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    Janice is the former Deputy Principal at a local general further education college with higher education and has worked at a senior level in both the public and private sector Janice has a particular interest in the North Lincolnshire area, having graduated from a local university and lectured across the Humberside area and internationally about best practise in Lincolnshire education.

    She has lived and worked in Lincolnshire for almost all of her career and takes a very active role in community activity.

  • Heather McSharry

    Lay Member, Equality and Inclusion
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    Heather McSharry joined the CCG board as a lay member in November 2016. She holds the role of lay member for Equality and Diversity. Her working background has been in disability support and local authority services to adults. Around her part time CCG role she is a full time mum.