The NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body has recently welcomed two new members. Richard Hindley joins as Lay Member – Vice Chair and Diane Hampshire joins as Nurse Member. Copies of biographies for Richard and Diane are included below. These vacancies have arisen following the recent departure of Sharon Fox (retired at end of January 2017) and Rhod Mitchell (will leave end of February 2017).
We will also say goodbye to Dr Avijit Biswas at the end of February 2017, he is stepping down to focus his energy on driving innovative change within primary care.
Once again, we would like to thank Rhod, Sharon and Avijit for their very valuable contributions to the Governing Body. Welcome to Richard and Diane!
Richard knows Wakefield District very well, having previously worked at Wakefield Health Authority/Eastern Wakefield PCT. Before that he worked in the NHS and social care for 11 years in the South East, North West and Yorkshire. He has worked in the third sector since 2004, most recently supporting local Age UKs across Yorkshire set up and deliver new services, including in Wakefield District. He provides consultancy to third sector organisations and is chair of an international charity. He was previously chief executive of South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau, and has been on the boards of several third sector organisations. As a Lay Member he chairs the Probity and Integrated Governance committees and is a member of the Audit Committee.
Diane qualified as a nurse at Dewsbury Hospital in 1981, working in the acute sector of the NHS before qualifying as a midwife and later a health visitor. She managed a community nursing team for a number of years whilst completing a Master of Arts Degree in Child Welfare and Law. Diane worked for the NHS in Dewsbury and the surrounding area until 2004 when she moved to work in Leeds in a senior role in safeguarding children and adults. In 2012 Diane became the Director of Nursing and Quality for NHS Leeds West Clinical Commissioning Group leading on a number of key areas such as quality, governance and risk, nursing, safeguarding, workforce and equality and diversity. After 36 years in the NHS Diane retired in September 2015. Since that time she has undertaken safeguarding work for the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board and is the Board Nurse for NHS Leeds North CCG. She has a keen interest in improving the quality and experience of care people receive from the NHS and care services. Diane lives in Ossett, and is married to a retired fireman. She has two daughters and two grandchildren. Diane will be a member of the Governing Body and the Probity Committee.