Governing Body Members

Dr Sarah Raistrick


Sarah joined the CCG Governing Body in January 2017 and has worked as a GP for 12 years, starting her career in London. Sarah has worked at Willenhall Primary Care Centre in Coventry since June 2014.

Andrea Green

Accountable Officer

Andrea is responsible for ensuring the CCG complies with its duties to secure continuous improvement in quality in a way that provides good value for money. She has 31 years’ experience in the NHS, in primary care, Strategic Health Authority and acute roles.

Dr Steve Allen

Clinical Director

A Coventry GP for more than 20 years, Steve brings a wealth of clinical and management experience to the role of Clinical Director. He has been giving commissioning advice in numerous roles for most of that time for 18 years including PEC Co-chair and Medical Director for Primary Care. Steve also plays a key role as the CCG’s Caldicott Guardian, ensuring the organisation satisfies the highest practical standards for handling patient information.

Clinical Leads

Dr Deepika Yadav

Clinical Locality Lead (Rugby)

Deepika works as a GP at Forrest Medical Centre and started working for the CCG in 2017 as the Clinical Locality Lead. Deepika will be covering 12 practices in the Rugby area.

Secondary Care

Prashant Kakodkar 

Secondary Care Consultant 

Prashant has been practising medicine for more than 25 years. During his training as an anaesthetist, he has worked in a number of hospitals in India, Northern Ireland and the Midlands region. He is currently a consultant at Northampton General Hospital and is actively involved with the activities of the Royal College of Anaesthetists as an Examiner. He is particularly interested in management of high-risk surgical cases and training of junior doctors. He brings in a wealth of experience and knowledge in patient safety, quality and governance in healthcare to the organisation.

Lay Members

Ludlow Johnson

Lay Member - Patient and Public Involvement / Equality (Coventry)

Ludlow is currently a senior manager in the NHS ambulance sector and has many years experience in the field of equality and human rights. He is also a sitting magistrate on the adult criminal bench and is a specialist advisor to the Care Quality Commission.

Christopher Stainforth

Chris Stainforth

Lay Member - Audit and Governance

Chris is a qualified Chartered Accountant with many years of experience working for the NHS. Most recently he worked as an Accountable Officer in South Yorkshire. Chris is keen to use his experience to support the next stage of NHS service development and integration across Coventry and Rugby.

Claire Forkes

Lay Member - Patient and Public Engagement 
Claire Forkes is a local business owner who has previously enjoyed a career working within the NHS, both in Scotland and England.  Her background is mental health nursing and she has worked in areas including public health, forensic mental health, community mental health and acute services.

Public Health


Liz Gaulton

Acting Director of Public Health (Coventry)

Liz has a wealth of experience at a very senior management level with a track record of success at Director level across a breadth of public sector organisations; Local Government, NHS and Public Health.


Dr John Linnane

Director of Public Health (Warwickshire)

John has been a member of the CCG’s governing body since April 2013 and brings to group the Public Health perspective representing Public Health Warwickshire at Warwickshire County Council. John is also a member of the Warwickshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board, the principal adviser on health to members and officers across the councils – both County and District and Boroughs, and advises CCGs across Coventry and Warwickshire on health and wellbeing and health inequalities issues.

Executive Officers

Clare Hollingworth

Chief Finance Officer

Clare has over 20 years experience within the NHS working in a range of roles across commissioning and provider organisations. Having previously worked for NHS Coventry, including fifteen months as interim Director of Finance, she has significant local insight and corporate memory.

Jenni Northcote

Jenni Northcote

Chief Strategy and Primary Care Officer WNCCG & CRCCG

Jenni joined the CCG in February 2015 from Birmingham South Central CCG as Director for Partnerships and Engagement. Since then she has moved to become Chief Strategy and Primary Care Officer with overall responsibility for commissioning, primary care development communications and engagement.  She has held senior roles within the NHS, public sector and third sector and has extensive experience of leading strategic change programmes.  Jenni has a passion for engagement and partnership working and is committed to ensuring ‘lived experience’ shapes services which deliver improved outcomes for patients. 

Jo Galloway

Jo Galloway

Chief Nursing Officer WNCCG & CRCCG

Jo qualified as a nurse in Coventry and she has nearly 30 years experience in healthcare. Her career has spanned acute, community, practice development, education and commissioning. She has been a CCG Chief Nursing Officer since 2013 and has also previously worked as a Nurse Consultant for Older People.


Andrew Harkness

Chief Transformation Officer WNCCG & CRCCG

Andrew began his career as a pharmacist, subsequently qualifying as a consultant in public health. He has gained extensive knowledge and experience from working in clinical and managerial roles across primary, community and acute care settings and has successfully implemented programmes and policy at local, regional and national scale. In previous roles Andrew has acquired a broad range of senior level experience and responsibility including; population health management, outcomes based commissioning, service transformation and redesign, primary care and the operational management of services.

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