Declaration of interests

Click on the links below to view the declaration of interests of the members of the CCG Governing Body, and a register of gifts and hospitality - updated January 2020.

 Members of the CCG Governing Body Register of interests

Definition of Interests

Gift and Hospitality Register - 2019-20

A copy of the Staff Declaration of Interests is available on request.


Dr Anil Kallil (GP) - Chair

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Dr Anil Kallil was elected the Chair of Thurrock CCG's Governing Body in Febraury 2020.

Dr Kallil has been working as a GP in Orsett for 14 years. Before this he worked in Hospital Medicine. Dr Kallil is one of the clinical leads for the Thurrock Health Hubs.

He has been a former board member and interim medical director for a former out-of-hours primary care provider.  Dr Kallil was also a board member for Thurrock Primary Care Trust before it was officially granted the legal status as Clinical Commissioning Group.

Anthony McKeever - Interim Accountable Officer of the Mid and South Essex CCGs

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Originally a 'fast stream' Civil Servant, Anthony McKeever 'Mac' joined the NHS in 1987. He has operated for more than 25 years as a CEO, helping Boards deliver reform and required results in health care. He served on the Future Forum in 2010, and is known for promoting clinical leadership locally as well as nationally.

Jane Foster-Taylor - Chief Nurse

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Jane is a registered General Nurse, Registered Midwife (lapsed), and a registered Health Visitor. She has been in the nursing field for 32 years.

As the Chief Nurse for Thurrock CCG, Jane sits on and chairs a number of committees, including the Children's Safeguarding Board, Adult Safeguarding Board, Quality and Governance Committee and Clinical Quality Review Groups for NELFT and BTUH.

Jane is also the CCG Caldicott Guardian

Maria Wheeler - Chief Finance Officer

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Maria qualified as an accountant (ACCA) in 2004, and has worked within the NHS since February 2001. During this time she has obtained a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of NHS Finance, across a number of different organisations within the health sector. Starting her career in East and North Herts Trust, before moving into the commissioning sector working for Luton PCT, NHS England and more recently for West Norfolk CCG. Maria Joined Thurrock CCG as an interim in April 2018, and was appointed to the permanent role on 01 August 2018.

Lesley Buckland - Governance and Audit Lay Member and Deputy Chair

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Lesley's professional background is in Human Resource Management.

She has also held senior management roles within the NHS and within a London based University. She has also had non-executive roles within the NHS for over 20 years. Lesley chairs the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee and is a member of several other committees in her role as Lay Member for Governance. Lesley also Chairs the Joint Committee Finance & Performance Committee.

Alan Hudson - Patient and Public Involvement Lay Member

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Alan Hudson was appointed the Lay Member for Patient and Public Involvement in January 2020. More information to follow. 

Dr Anand Deshpande - GP Board Member

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Dr Deshpande has sat on the CCG's Governing Body since 2013, serving as the Chair between April 2013 and February 2020. Before becoming Chair of the Thurrock CCG, he has been board member of previous Thurrock NHS organisations related to primary care, holding various portfolios. He has also been Executive Board member of the South Essex PCT and chaired the South Essex Local Medical Committee for three years Dr Deshpande Has represented GP’s from the whole of Essex in the BMA GPC committee in London for 6 years. He has been instrumental in leading on primary care transformation and supported the bid to fund Thurrock’s four health hubs.

Dr Deshpande has been practising as a GP since 1991 in Thurrock and practises with a partner as a GP at Neera Medical Centre, Stanford-le-Hope. His ambition is to work with NHS England to develop services in the community nearer to the patients in the Thurrock.

Dr Anjan Bose - GP Board Member

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Dr Bose is the Clinical and Educational lead in Thurrock CCG.He has been a GP since 1992 and specialises in Pulmonology and Diabetes.

Dr Luis Leighton - GP Board Member

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Dr Leighton joined Thurrock CCG’s Board in January 2017 and has been a GP for 31 years in Aveley. He also works as an Occupational Health Specialist. He qualified at the Middlesex Hospital in London and Is committed to the health of his patients in Thurrock.

Dr Leighton’s aim is to improve the quality of services for residents in Thurrock.

Dr Rajan Mohile - GP Board Member

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Dr Mohile (MBBS(Lon), LRCP, MRCS, (Eng), MRCGP) is the clinical lead on mental health in Thurrock.

Dr Mohile trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital before receiving his GP training in Maidenhead. He has over 29 years’ experience as a GP and is founding Chairman of SEED’s (South Essex Emergency Doctors) Out of Hours service.

As well as mental health, Dr Mohile serves on the QIPP committee. He is the former Chairman of South West Essex Diabetes Network and is a member of Grays Thurrock Rotary Club.

Dr Henry Okoi - GP Board Member

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Dr Okoi completed GP training in Slough in August 2006 and has been working in Thurrock as a GP since October 2006. In December 2015 Dr Okoi completed a Masters Degree in Healthcare Leadership from the University of Birmingham and was given a Senior NHS Leadership Award by the NHS Leadership Academy Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Programme.

Dr Okoi is also a GP Trainer, having completed post-graduate certificate in Medical Education from the University of Bedfordshire in July 2013. He is also a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Dr Okoi joined Thurrock CCG’s Board in January 2017.

Dr Sanjeev Maskara - GP Board Member

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Dr Maskara joined Thurrock CCG as a board member in November 2017. He is co-chair of the clinical engagement group. He has over 23 years of clinical work experience in the three different healthcare settings – UK (NHS), Australia (Medicare), and India. His areas of expertise are elderly care, chronic disease management, and medical education. He is a GP Trainer, NHS GP appraiser and GP Specialist adviser (GP SpA) for the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

He has published over a dozen scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, and presented them at various national and international conferences. 

Dr Nimal Raj - GP Board Member

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Dr Nimal Raj is a local Thurrock GP and joined the Board in October 2017

Dr Protichi Malik - GP Board Member

More to follow.

Vacancy - Secondary Care Consultant

There is currently a vacancy for the Thurrock CCG’s Board as a Secondary Care Consultant. Contact the CCG for more information.