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Meet the Governing Body

All our governing body members live or work locally, so they all have a real interest in making sure that health care services for the people of Barnsley are the best that they can be. The governing body is made up of 12 people including: GPs; lay members; a secondary care consultant and senior officers. 

Dr Nick Balac, Chair

Dr Balac

I am strongly committed to improving the quality of patient care, working in collaborative relationships with partners. My aspiration is to reduce local health inequalities through maximising clinical and public engagement.

Lesley Smith, Accountable Officer

Lesley Smith

Lesley brings to the CCG a breadth of leadership experience of commissioning, service transformation and organisational development.  She is a very experienced Chief Executive having spent over 12 years as a Chief Executive in the NHS, both in Yorkshire and in Scotland and with 15 years of board level experience, across provider and commissioning organisations.

Lesley has been the accountable officer at Barnsley CCG since 2015 and has supported us on our journey to be an outstanding CCG, recognised as one that harnesses the skills and talents of all of our people and partners, to make a real difference for local people. She has also played a leading role in the development of the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System. From June 2019 Lesley will combine her work in Barnsley with the role with of interim accountable officer at NHS Sheffield CCG. 

Lesley lives in Leeds and is married with a grown up son and daughter.

Dr Adebowale Adekunle

dr adekunle

Dr Adekunle is a clinical lead on the governing body. He is a GP, based at the Chapelfield Medical centre in Wombwell.

Nigel Bell, lay member

Nigel Bell - Governing Body Lay Member

Chair of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee and Conflict of Interest Guardian.  Member of Finance and Performance Committee and Primary Care Commissioning Committee. 

I am a Chartered Accountant who worked in commercial practice for ten years before moving into the NHS in 1993.  I was the Head of West Yorkshire Audit Consortium, an NHS provider of Internal Audit, Counter Fraud and Consultancy services to the NHS and not for profit sector, for over twenty years.  In this role I was Head of Internal Audit for NHS organisations of all types, both commissioners and providers.

Dr John Harban

Dr John Harban

I have been a GP in Barnsley for over 20 years having trained at Sheffield Medical School, qualifying in 1986. As well as doing general practice, I am the club doctor at Barnsley Football Club. Alongside this I was team doctor for the Football Association looking after the international teams’ age group of 16 to 20.

Dr Mohammed Hussain Kadarsha

Dr M Hussain Kadarsha

I have been working as a GP Partner in The Hollygreen Practice in the Dearne area since 2009 after completing my GP vocational training scheme in Plymouth. My other roles include being a GP Appraiser and a member of the Barnsley LMC.

My family and I have been residents of Dearne for more than 30 years so it gives me a great sense of pride to work in the area that I grew up in.

I am committed to provide the best quality healthcare to the people of Barnsley. I am the Clinical Lead for Cancer in the CCG. My ambition is to develop new methods to tackle local health issues through innovative and proactive clinical and public involvement. I am eager and looking forward to making a positive change to the patient care in Barnsley.

Dr Sudhagar Krishnasamy, Associate Medical Director

Dr Krishnasamy

I graduated from the Barnsley Vocational Training Scheme and have been working in Barnsley for more than 10 years. I lead on unplanned care for the CCG and I am also the Associate Medical Director here at the CCG. My aim is to help the CCG provide a high quality, sustainable, cost effective services for the people of Barnsley, care closer to home wherever possible by working in collaboration with the local partners and the public.

Apart from CCG work, I am a GP Appraiser and executive member of the Local Medical Committee. 

Dr Jamie MacInnes

Dr Jamie Macinnes

I started working in Barnsley seven years ago and am currently a partner at the Dove Valley Practice in Worsbrough​.

I have an interest in paediatrics and frailty and am looking forward to helping continue to offer high quality care in Barnsley.

Chris Millington, lay member

Chris Millington Online2

I was born in Barnsley and lived in Kendray. I still live in Barnsley with my wife. I have two daughters and four grandchildren. I was appointed as lay member for patient and public engagement in April 2015 after working for a number of years in the retail motor trade, from shop floor, through to main board director. Customer care has been the ongoing thread throughout my career and I'd like to bring that passion to health care. 

I chair several committees on behalf of the governing body.   A key appointment was chair of Barnsley Patient Council which gives a real voice to the people of Barnsley.

In pursuit of health care I was pleased to be chosen to represent the CCG as a partner governor, at our local hospital; working alongside public and staff governors, liaising with their non-executive directors, who in turn hold the hospital board to account.

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Roxanna Naylor, Chief Finance Officer

Roxana Naylor, Chief Finance Officer

I have worked in Finance for over 25 years and am a chartered accountant. I have progressed my career working across various sectors from manufacturing to Local Authority and Health Services. I held a senior finance position in the Adult Social Care finance team at Wakefield Council for 10 years before joining NHS Barnsley CCG in January 2014.

I became Deputy Chief Finance Officer in July 2016 before acting up to Chief Finance Officer in July 2017 and then becoming Chief Finance Officer substantively in April 2018. 

Mr Mike Simms, secondary care doctor

Mike Simms

Quality and Patient Safety Committee; Remuneration Committee; Patient and Public Engagement and Equality Committee.

I am a consultant with Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

Dr Mark Smith

Dr Mark Smith

I have been a GP in Barnsley since 1990 and a GP trainer since 2002. I have a particular interest in minor surgery and diabetes. At the CCG I am the clinical lead for mental health.