NHS North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has welcomed two new faces to its Governing Body.
They are Dr Mangipudi Jayashree and David Longstaff, Lay member Audit. Dr Andrew Cameron has also been re-appointed as a GP member.
Dr Jayashree, of Windsor Medical Centre, Dewsbury joins the governing body as a GP member. Dr Jayashree trained as a GP in Kent and then Huddersfield. She has a keen interest in women’s health and contraception, diabetes, medical education and psychiatry. She will provide clinical leadership to the CCG on respiratory care and children’s and maternal health.
Outside of work, her interests are yoga and meditation, aerobics and teaching the ancient Indian language, Sanskrit, to her son.
Dr Jayashree said: “I’m looking forward to working with the CCG to continue to improve and develop respiratory care and children’s and maternal health and influence the provision of healthcare in North Kirklees.”
David Longstaff joins the CCG on an interim basis, for six months, as a Lay member. David spent most of his career working for BT, starting as an apprentice and after 38 years, becoming a senior executive in charge of audit and risk. He has been a local magistrate for over 25 years. David has responsibility for Audit.
Dr Cameron, of The Greenway Medical Practice, Cleckheaton has also been re-appointed as a GP Governing Body member, providing clinical leadership to the CCG on mental health and information technology.
He said: “I am delighted to be continuing my role in an organisation committed to meeting the challenges that lie ahead, and hope to make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of local people.”
Leaving the CCG’s Governing Body are: Colin Meredith, Lay member for Audit; and Dr Adnan Jabbar, GP Governing Body member.
Dr David Kelly, GP and chair of NHS North Kirklees CCG said: “We look forward to working with our new Governing Body members as we continue our work to shape local healthcare services to meet local needs and make sure the people of North Kirklees are able to live longer, healthier, happier lives.”
“I would also like to thank Colin and Adnan for their valuable contribution to the work of our Governing Body and wish them all the best for the future.”