The Governing Body must make sure that the CCG meets its responsibilities, fulfils its duties as required by the Health and Social Care Act (2012) and works within the framework of its constitution. It meets monthly (click here for dates and agendas).
The Governing Body is predominantly made up of clinicians and is led by our GP Chair, Dr Tim Dalton. Dr Dalton is still a working GP at Shakespeare Surgery in Wigan and, with our Managing Director, Craig Harris, makes sure that the CCG is always focused on the needs of the patients.
Meet our Governing Body
Dr Tim Dalton (Chair)
Dr Dalton is Chair of the CCG’s Governing Body. He is a partner and a practising GP in one of the CCG’s local practices, Shakespeare Surgery which is a member of the South Wigan and Ashton North area.
Professor Craig Harris
Professor Harris is the Managing Director and Accountable Officer of the CCG.
Paul is Chief Finance Officer (Interim) for the CCG and Director of Finance at Wigan Council.
Dr Syed Shah
Dr Shah is the Clinical Lead for the Tyldesley, Astley, Boothstown and Atherton area. He is a partner and practicing GP at Elliot Street Surgery in Tyldesley.
Dr Jayne Davies
Dr Davies is the Clinical Lead for Wigan Central area and is a practicing GP within Wigan.
Dr Mohan Kumar
Dr Kumar is the Clinical Lead for the South Wigan and Ashton North area and Chair of the Finance and Performance Committee. He is a partner and practicing GP at the Dr Russell and Partners Practice in Wigan.
Dr Neeta James
Dr James is the Clinical Lead for the LIGA South are (Lowton, Ince, Golborne and Ashton) and is a partner and practicing GP in the area.
Dr Pete Marwick
Dr Marwick is the Clinical Lead for the North Wigan area and the Chair of the Service Design and Implementation Committee. He is a partner and practicing GP at Beech Hill Medical Practice in Wigan.
Dr Sanjay Wahie
Dr Wahie is the Clinical Lead for the LIGA North area (Lowton, Ince, Golborne and Ashton) and the Clinical Lead for Medicines Management. He is a practicing GP at Lower Ince Surgery.
Dr Gen Wong
Dr Wong is the Clinical Lead for the Leigh area. He is a practicing GP at Old Henry Street Medical Centre.
Frank Costello (Deputy Chair)
Frank Costello is a Lay Member of the Governing Body, with particular responsibility for patient and public involvement.
Canon Maurice Smith CB
Canon Maurice Smith CB is a Lay Member on the Governing Body and Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee.
Peter Armer is the Lay Member on the Governing Body with a lead for audit and Chair of the Audit Committee.
Dr Gary Cook
Dr Cook was formerly a consultant in Public Health Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology in Stockport.
Sally Forshaw is the Executive Director of Nursing for NHS Wigan Borough.
Declarations of Interests