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Governing body

Who we are

The NHS Thanet CCG Governing Body structure has a very strong clinical membership and focus, with a GP as Chair, five additional GP Governing Body members, (all elected by their peers) a hospital consultant and a nurse member. The Governing Body also includes two independent lay members, and senior members of the CCG management team. Non-voting attendees who support the Governing Body include senior staff. The Governing Body has a strong focus on concentrating on the needs of the Thanet Community and addressing local issues.

Dr Jihad Malasi, Clinical Chair and Lead for Mental Health

Glenn Douglas, Chief Accountable Officer

Dr John Neden, GP member

Dr Suzie Marsden, GP member

Dr Gauri Jha, GP Member

Dr Ash Peshen, GP Member

Dr Radhi Mangam, GP Member

Dr Robin Withrington, Secondary Care Doctor

Maria Jackson, Independent Registered Nurse

Clive Hart, Lay Member for Patient and Public Engagement

David Lewis, Lay Member for Governance & Risk 

Sue Martin, Lay Member for Primary Care Commissioning


Governing body meetings

For dates and locations of our next governing body meeting, visit our meetings page

Governing body remuneration

In line with the requirements set out in the National Health Service (Clinical Commissioning Groups) Regulations 2012 we publish information relating to Governing Body members and senior staff pay.


Declarations of interest

The possibility of conflicts of interest in the new NHS commissioning architecture is well known and nationally documented. The Governing Body takes its responsibility to the community extremely seriously and to ensure probity we have a comprehensive policy around how we do business, our Standards of Business Conduct Policy. This was ratified at the January 2013 Governing Body meeting and a copy can be downloaded below:

It is an essential feature of reforms that CCGs should be able to commission a range of community- based services, including primary care services to improve quality and outcomes for patients. The Code of Conduct takes account of guidance from NHS England concerning CCG commissioned services where GP practices are potential providers and NHS Thanet CCG adopted the safeguards set out in NHS England  Code of Conduct at its meeting of 5 November 2013.

Process are in place to ensure that the Register of Interests is updated regularly. The latest register is available to download below:

Should you have any questions about the Standards of Business Conduct or the Register of Interests please contact Thanet CCG either via email: thanet.ccg@nhs.net or by post: for the attention of the Company Secretary, Thanet CCG, Thanet District Council Offices, Cecil Square, Margate, Kent CT9 1XZ