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 Peter O'Brien

Clinical Locality Lead (Inspires)

Peter has been a GP partner in Coventry for almost 30 years. He has been involved in health service management since the formation of FHSAs in 1990 and has considerable experience in running GP educational groups. He has read the last 1,000+ editions of the British Medical Journal and still looks forward to the next one arriving!

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.

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.

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

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.

Debbie Pook

Chief Operating Officer 

Debbie joined the CCG in April 2016. She trained as a nurse and has 30 years of service in the NHS, including working in ITU and Cardiac Nursing. She has a wide and varied experience in multiple acute hospitals and private providers. Debbie’s main interests and experience are Emergency Planning, Operational Resilience, Redesign and Transformation and a keen interest in patient experience. 

(Currently on secondment to George Eliot Hospital)

Jo Galloway 

Chief Nursing Officer

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.


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