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. 

Governing body meetings

We meet, 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 Atul Aggarwal - Chair

Dr Atul Aggarwal - Chair / Finance lead

Dr Aggarwal is a GP partner at Maylands Surgery in Hornchurch. He trained at the University of Wales’ College of Medicine and has worked in the NHS since 1988. He has a special interest in diabetes.

Dr Ashok Despande - Clinical director

Dr Ashok Deshpande - Clinical director - children / maternity / urgent care lead

Dr Deshpande works at Wood Lane Medical Centre and is the programme director for family medicine at the University of Middlesex. He has worked in the NHS since 1980, working as a paediatrician for 15 years before becoming a GP. He has a special interest in paediatrics and urology.

Dr Ann Baldwin - Clinical director

Dr Ann Baldwin - Clinical director - community services lead

Dr Baldwin is a GP partner at Central Park Surgery at Harold Hill Health Centre, Harold Hill. She trained at Lady Harding Medical College, New Delhi in India. She has a special interest in rheumatology and diabetes. She is also the vice chair of Havering, Barking and Dagenham Local Medical Committee.

Dr Gurdev Saini - Clinical director

Dr Gurdev Saini - Clinical director - Public Health / Local Authority / End of life care lead

Dr Saini is a GP at Lynwood Medical Centre in Romford. He worked as a resident in neurosurgery in Copenhagen and then in the NHS since 1975, working as a neurosurgery resident and as a registrar in surgery, orthopaedics and accident and emergency before becoming a GP. He has a special interests in palliative and end of life care, dermatology, minor surgery and general practice management.

Dr Ochuko Maurice Sanomi - Clinical director

Dr Ochuko Maurice Sanomi - Clinical director - planned care / cancer lead

Dr Sanomi is a GP at Rush Green Medical Centre. He has worked in the NHS since 1991 and has been a GP since 2000. He worked in a number of hospitals, including working as a registrar in ear, nose and throat surgery, before moving into general practice. He has a special interest in cancer and is the planned care cancer lead.

Dr Alex Chanh Luong  Tran - Clinical director

Dr Alex Chanh Luong Tran - Clinical director - primary Care / Medicines Management / Patient Participation Group lead

Dr Tran works as a GP for Hornchurch Healthcare. Before becoming a GP he worked in hospitals in the UK and America. He is the GP lead for the North East London Cancer Network and has a special interest in the early diagnosis of cancer and in minor surgery.





Jane Milligan   Havering

Jane Milligan - Accountable Officer

Jane Milligan is the Accountable Officer across NHS Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Newham, Tower Hamlets, City and Hackney CCGs. Jane has worked in the NHS for over 30 years. She held a number of other roles including Accountable Officer for Tower Hamlets CCG, Director of Primary and Community Care Commissioning and Managing Director of Community Health Services. Jane co-chairs the Mental Health Transformation Board for London, part of the Healthy London Partnerships Programme. She is also currently the Executive Lead for the East London Healthcare Partnership.


Conor Burke - Chief Officer

Conor Burke - Managing Director

Conor joined the NHS as an occupational therapist and has spent much of his career working as a clinician and then manager in east London. For a number of years he worked as a management consultant for firms including KPMG and Marsh & McLennan before returning to the NHS to work as a director and then as a PCT chief executive, before becoming chief officer of Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Groups. He is currently Managing Director of these three groups. 

Follow this link for the remaining governing body members.