The CCG Governing Body is responsible for NHS clinical commissioning decisions across Sheffield.

They meet formally once a month and are a mixture of NHS clinicians, experienced NHS managers and lay members.

Meet the CCG Governing Body

Dr Terry Hudsen: Chair and Locality Nominated GP West Locality

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Dr Terry Hudsen graduated in 2006 and started his medical career in anaesthesia before switching to General Practice training in Derbyshire. He was a GP Principal at the University of Sheffield Health Service from May 2014 to early January 2021 and has been a Salaried GP at Porterbrook Medical Centre since 11 January 2021.  He has a special interest in the health and wellbeing of young adults and university students.

Dr Hudsen has a keen interest and expertise in the use of information technology in improving peoples health and health promotion, having produced mobile applications for patients and clinical computer systems for doctors. He is passionate about preventative health by encouraging healthier lifestyles to prevent the burden of disease, reduce health inequality and improve people lives.

Email Business Manager Alison Kuppusamy: tel 0114 305 1040  /   PA Karen Shaw:, tel 0114 305 1104


Gavin Boyle: Interim  Accountable Officer

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Email Business Manager Alison Kuppusamy: tel 0114 305 1040  /                                      PA Karen Shaw:, tel 0114 305 1104

Jackie Mills: Director of Finance

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Jackie Mills is a charted public finance accountant with nearly 30 years NHS experience and was appointed as interim Director of Finance at NHS Sheffield CCG in June 2019. She joined the NHS in 1990 as part of the Graduate Financial Management Training scheme. She went on to hold a number of senior NHS appointments, the majority of which have been in the Sheffield health community.

Jackie is our lead executive director for finance, governance and corporate services.

Email Business Manager: Michelle Oakes  tel 0114 305 1019


Sandie Buchan, Director of Commissioning Development

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Sandie's career began in 2002 as an assistant clinical psychologist for one of the country’s high secure forensic hospitals. After completing two master’s degrees she joined the UK mental health research network, then moved into her first management position at a large mental health NHS provider and then a large acute NHS trust. Here she completed her MBA, great preparation for her first director’s position where she found a passion for delivering transformational change for the benefit of patients.

Sandie joined NHS Sheffield CCG in 2015 as Head of Programme Management Office and was appointed Deputy Director of Commissioning and Performance in 2018. Sandie has expertise in delivering large scale programmes. She gets results by having good people and analytical skills and her work has been published in various academic and health journals.

As Director of Commissioning Development, Sandie is responsible for commissioning services across the city. Working with our Sheffield City Council to reduce the impact of health inequalities across Sheffield and ensuring high quality and safe services for all.

Email Business Manager: Emma Wathall 

 Alun Windle: Chief Nurse

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Alun undertook his training as Registered Adults Nurse at Teeside University and later a Masters at York St John in Leadership, Innovation and Change, with clinical experience in Medical, Surgical and Trauma Care, Accident & Emergency, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Safeguarding before starting his career in Clinical Commissioning Groups in 2013. 

Alun's area of expertise is Patient Safety, Quality Assurance, Safeguarding and Patient Experience, with a focus on seeking service assurance and improvement for the population of Sheffield.

Email PA Michelle Oakes, 0114 305 1019

 Dr Zak McMurray: Medical Director

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Zak was raised in Sheffield after moving here with his family in 1975. He was educated at Silverdale and High Storrs schools, staying on in Sheffield to study medicine at Sheffield University. After qualifying in 1988 and completing the Sheffield GP vocational training scheme, Zak became a partner at Woodhouse Medical Centre and remained there for over 20 years.

He was elected to the South East Sheffield Primary Care Group in 1999 as a Board member and acted as mental health and commissioning lead before taking over as PEC Chair. During that time he is most proud of leading the development of practice based counselling services for the South East of the city, rolling out across the whole city some years later. Zak became joint PEC Chair with Dr Richard Oliver, on the creation of the Sheffield Primary Care Trust, moving to Joint Clinical Director within Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group. He left his practice in June 2014 to take up his current substantive post as Medical Director.

Zak is a member of the Quality Assurance Committee, the Primary Care Commissioning Committee and the Sheffield Health and Wellbeing Board, as well as sitting on the CCG Governing Body and being an active member of the organisation's executive team. He will always be passionate about the NHS, preserving and championing its founding principles, to deliver the best possible care for the people of his adopted city.

Email PA Roni Foster-Ash:, tel 0114 305 1085.

 Brian Hughes: Director of Commissioning (Deputy Accountable Officer)

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Brian Hughes was appointed as Director of Commissioning and Performance in May 2017. He is responsible for the commissioning and contracting for services across the city, with lead responsibility for planned care, urgent care, and mental health, working in partnership with CCG’s Lead Clinical Directors. He also leads on Information, Performance and the Programme Management Office within the CCG.

Prior to joining us he was employed within NHS England in the role of Locality Director for West Yorkshire. His career has focused on performance improvement and delivery, holding previous roles at Regional (Yorkshire and Humber) and sub-Regional (South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw) levels, including Director roles in Operations and Delivery, and Performance and Accountability. He has also experience in primary care commissioning as Director of Business Development and Innovation, and has worked within an acute hospital environment on hospital-wide improvement programmes, and strategic development. A career in performance improvement was enhanced through working in the Audit Commission in the Value for Money arena. He studied in Sheffield, in a subject area that he has subsequently worked in for over 20 years.

Email Executive Assistant Karen Shaw   tel 0114 305 1104

 Dr Marion Sloan: Elected GP Member

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Dr Marion Sloan is senior partner in a big inner city practice covering a deprived population offering person centred care. Marion has been involved with the PCT and now CCG over the past 10 years. Starting with development of training for GP teams in long acting reversible contraception , making sure the right incentives were in place, bringing chlamydia screening to national coverage levels, innovating gynaecology clinics in primary care and latterly developing a primary care option for pipelle biopsies as recommended by the updated NICE guidelines for menorrhagia.

She worked with Central consortium offering a consultant led gastroenterology service in primary care that was safe, innovative, popular with patients and evaluated well financially. This was successful in bringing services previously only available in secondary care, into the community.

Along with other leading practices she has actively promoted 7 day working in primary care to take the pressure off Out of Hours services and the A&E departments of the city.

Marion has worked with Primary Care Sheffield and Heeley Development Trust developing the Practice as a community hub. Activities including coffee mornings to provide social interaction , talks by expert patients and demos from the Third Sector, empowering people through education to be motivated to promote their own health through a healthy lifestyle.

Marion believes that Sheffield is a great place to live and by working together with Sheffield City Council we can reduce the inequalities that still exist.

Contact Karen Shaw: tel 0114 305 1104


Dr Lisa Philip: Elected GP Member

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Dr Lisa Philip is a partner at Chapelgreen Practice, covering a diverse patient population across the north of Sheffield.

Lisa was born and raised in Sheffield and went on to study medicine later in life with the full support of her husband and three daughters. On completion of the Sheffield GP vocational training scheme in 2016 she continued her career at Chapelgreen Practice, in addition to working as a locum GP across the neighbouring cities.

Working at multiple practices allowed her to gain an insight into a wide variety of services around the region and the differing needs of specific patient populations. Her regular involvement in the voluntary sector highlights the impact of social and economic factors on health, and the importance of health education.

Lisa is the wellbeing lead at her practice and has an interest in social prescribing and health promotion. She is passionate about tackling health inequalities and shaping a health service which will meet the needs of our ever-changing communities. Her work with the early years medical students aims to inspire our next generation of doctors to have a holistic view of medicine.

Contact Karen Shaw: tel 0114 305 1104


Dr Leigh Sorsbie, Elected GP Member

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Dr Sorsbie qualified in 1990 and has worked as a GP at Firth Park Surgery from 1996, as a partner for 22 years and continued as a salaried GP in the same surgery for a further 2 years. She now divides her working hours between the CCG and GP locums, predominantly in North Locality.

Leigh was previously North Sheffield Locality representative on NHS Sheffield CCG from 2013 to 2019. She was elected as GP member in 2019.

She is passionate about ensuring high-quality evidenced based clinical care is available for everyone within the city, regardless of postcode or background.

Her work in Firth Park has enabled her to experience the challenges faced by communities in ethnically diverse areas of high deprivation, she is committed to working within the CCG to reduce health inequalities and address the factors which perpetuate them.

Leigh is experienced in the management of mental health and understands the significant impact this has on every area of an individual's life, families and in the wider community. She is a member of the mental health commissioning team, working together to ensure that mental health is given equal importance as physical health problems, both in terms of treatment and prevention.

Contact Karen Shaw: tel 0114 305 1104

Dr David Warwicker: Locality Nominated GP North Locality

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Dr David Warwicker is a GP Partner at Mill Road Surgery in Ecclesfield. He also works as a locum GP in different practices across North Sheffield. This gives him a broader understanding of the diverse and changing communities within the locality he represents, along with the challenges the CCG faces in commissioning services that meets the needs of these communities.

Alongside his work as a GP, David is a Clinical Assistant in Dermatology at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. He finds that this role complements his work as a GP and as a Governing Body member, providing valuable first-hand insight into secondary care services in Sheffield.

David was born and raised in Sheffield, going on to study medicine at the University of Sheffield, and later training as a GP in the city. He has engaged with NHS services in Sheffield his entire life – not just as a doctor, but also as a patient, parent and next-of-kin. He has a vested interest in improving the quality of healthcare in Sheffield, along with ensuring its equality and sustainability.

Contact Karen Shaw: tel 0114 305 1104


Dr Amir Afzal: Locality Nominated GP Central Locality

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Dr Amir Afzal is a Sheffield GP and has worked at Duke Medical Centre as a partner since 1994 working with some of the most vulnerable people in the city. He is now senior partner at the practice. He is passionate about general practice and is interested in how his practice can work with surrounding practices to work more cooperatively for the benefit of patients. He is also interested in how GPs can educate and empower patients to make the health care system truly fit for the 21st century. Amir hopes to develop a system where the best of British general practice is passed on to the next generation whilst adapting to the changes that are needed, making sure that the art of medicine and human touch are not lost.

Having served on the CCG from inception to October 2017, Amir was reappointed in November 2018. The year out has allowed Amir to reflect on the many changes occurring in Primary Care and the central role General Practice needs to play in ensuring the best possible outcomes for the population of Sheffield. In adopting the service to cater for larger populations and "care closer to home" Amir feels that the essence of individual needs should be paramount and co-ordinated in an effective manner.

Contact Karen Shaw: tel 0114 305 1104


Dr Ben Allen: Locality Nominated GP Hallam and South Locality

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Dr Ben Allen trained in Sheffield and is a GP partner at Birley Health Centre. He is passionate about empowering patients to understand their health and the health system. He enjoys involving patients in shaping services. He has developed experience in building successful teams and quality improvement..

Clinical interests include older age medicine, reducing unnecessary medications, and sharing decisions with patients. Outside of work he lives in Sharrow, home schools with his wife and fosters babies. 

Contact Karen Shaw: tel 0114 305 1104

CathTilney, Associate Director of Corporate Services

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Cath graduated in 1990 with a masters in operational research and then worked as an information analyst for British Gas and Bradford Social Services. Cath began her career in health commissioning in 1997 when she joined the information team of Sheffield Health Authority. She has worked in several different teams for the PCT and CCG including performance and more recently contracting where she became the Deputy Director of Contracting and the lead for the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Contract.

During the COVID pandemic Cath led Bronze Command and was responsible for ensuring Sheffield CCG staff were able to work effectively during the pandemic. This was good preparation for her current role as associate director of corporate services.

As associate director of corporate services, Cath ensures the delivery of a range of high quality and responsive support functions to Sheffield CCG and in some cases other CCGs in South Yorkshire (e.g. Information, IT, Corporate Governance, Information Governance, Risk Management, Facilities, Business Support Services). These functions are key to ensuring CCG staff can work effectively and that the CCG fulfils its legal requirements.

Contact: Helen Wragg ( )

Judi Thorley: Lay Member

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Judi is a dual Registered Nurse with a background in Learning Disability and General Adult, and has over 34 years experience working within the NHS. Judi has worked in senior clinical and strategic leadership roles and for the 5 years prior to retiring from the NHS full time she held the role of Chief Nurse and Executive Director of Quality and Safeguarding within two Clinical Commissioning Groups. Judi has developed particular experience and skills relating to quality in healthcare, person-centred care, inequalities and co-production.

She is passionate about fair and equal access to health and social care for all. Judi believes that it is essential to understand the ‘lived experience’ of the whole population, listen to and hear the voice of individuals; patients and carers along with that of frontline staff, to gain insight and understanding about the impact, quality and outcomes of commissioned services and work together to continually improve.

Contact Karen Shaw: tel 0114 305 1104 

Chris Nield: Lay Member

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Chris was appointed as a lay member in July 2018. 

 As a Lay Member Chris would like to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of the Sheffield community, particularly to influence health inequalities and mental health. She recognises and values the skills and talents of local people in influencing the health of their communities. 

Chris started her career teaching in Sheffield. She moved to public health working as a Public Health Consultant in Nottingham and then Sheffield. 

Throughout her public health career Chris has led public health work in communities, primary care and mental health and wellbeing. She is an Associate Lecturer at Hallam University and an Honorary lecturer at Sheffield University. 

Contact Karen Shaw: tel 0114 305 1104 

Mark Gamsu: Lay Member (Deputy Chair)

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Professor Mark Gamsu believes that if people’s health and wellbeing is to improve, and inequalities are to be addressed, then it is essential to do this in collaboration with members of the public. In his career he has worked for a range of community organisations as well as local government and the civil service. He established 'Altogether Better’, an award winning national health champions programme that continues to flourish. He chairs the Public Engagement, Experience and Equalities Group (PEEEG) which supports the CCG improve the way it consults, collaborates and engages with people in Sheffield. He is particularly interested in the way the CCG can help general practice and the voluntary sector work together better in the more disadvantaged parts of the city.

Contact, tel 0114 305 1104.

Anthea Morris: Lay Member

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Anthea is the CCG Lay Member for audit and governance as well as the conflicts of interest Guardian. She is Chair of the CCG’s Audit and Integrated Governance Committee and a member of Governing Body and Remuneration Committee. Anthea believes that strong governance is at the heart of any successful organisation which wants to achieve its strategic aims and can help to further improve the health and well-being service in Sheffield.

Anthea has extensive experience over the last 20 years in the NHS, public, private and charitable sectors, including being: Audit Chair and Vice-Chair of the Governing Body at NHS Doncaster CCG, Co-Founder of Better2Know, Strategic Advisor for Nyangao Hospital in Tanzania, Treasurer for the FPA charity, Audit Committee Member for South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Finance Director of the Centre of Excellence for Life Sciences and Financial Controller of Citizens Advice. Anthea has an MA in Management and is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Contact Karen Shaw: tel 0114 305 1104

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