Our governing body

Our governing body includes experienced GPs, a nurse director, other healthcare professionals, lay members, senior NHS managers and a patient representative. You can read profiles of governing body members below. 

Joint governing body meetings

We now meet jointly with our other two CCG governing bodies in BHR, in public, four or five times a year to review our own performance as well as that of our main providers and to plan, discuss and make decisions about local health services and how we can best improve them for the benefit of patients and the public. At the meeting we receive reports from our chair, our chief officer, directors and lay members as appropriate.

We also have a slot for the public to ask us questions about local healthcare and our priorities. We ask that anyone wishing to submit questions lets us know in advance so we can gather all the information we might need to help us answer fully.  If you would like to ask the Governing Body a question at a Governing Body meeting, please contact annemarie.keliris@nhs.net seven days before the meeting.

Dr Jagan John - Chair

Dr Jagan John - Chair 

Dr John has worked in the NHS since 1999 and is a GP at the King Edwards Medical Group in Barking. Before training as a GP he worked in A&E and cardiology. He has a special interest in cardiology and also works for the local community cardiology service.

Dr John is chair of Barking and Havering Local Medical Committee and is a member of NHS England’s London Clinical Senate. He is director of Health 1000, a specialist GP practice for people with complex conditions, and leads on the ‘Year of Care’ for Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge.

Dr John is married with two children and enjoys triathlons, travelling and spending time with his family.

Anju Gupta

Dr Anju Gupta - Clinical director

Dr Gupta works as a GP at Abbey Medical Centre in Barking. She has a special interest in diabetes and has a Master’s degree from King’s College London where her dissertation was on an analysis of diabetes management in a deprived London borough.

Dr Rami Hara -   Clinical Director

Dr Rami Hara - Clinical director

Dr Hara is a GP at Urswick Medical Centre in Dagenham and has worked in the borough since 2005.  He is a GP trainer, and has a special interest in education and respiratory diseases.  He enjoys keeping fit and travelling.

 

Dr Gurkirit Kalkat  - Clinical Direcor

Dr Gurkirit Kalkat - Clinical director

Dr Kalkat is a GP at Thames View Health Centre in Barking. He has been a GP in Barking since 1993, attended Liverpool Medical School and completed his GP training in West Essex. Dr Kalkat is an honorary lecturer at Queen Mary University's Medical School.

He has a special interest in substance misuse and has chaired the Barking and Dagenham substance misuse committee, working with the council’s drug and alcohol addiction team and the local substance misuse service.

 

 

Dr Kanika Rai  -  Clinical Director

Dr Kanika Rai - Clinical director

Dr Rai is a GP at The White House Surgery in Barking and was appointed as a clinical director in May 2016.

Dr Amit Sharma -  Clinical Director

Dr Amit Sharma - Clinical director

Dr Sharma has been a GP at the Tulasi Medical Practice in Dagenham since 2012. He has completed the UCL Partners leadership programme and was a finalist in the CCG’s innovation award for his work on cancer.

In his role as a clinical director, Dr Sharma is a GP lead for end of life care, social prescribing, urgent and primary care, cancer and digital/innovation solutions. In addition, Dr Sharma is an advisor to the Care Quality Commission.

In his spare time, Dr Sharma enjoys cooking, gardening, traveling and playing football with his sons.


 
 

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