Governing Body members

Alan Dow


Dr Alan Dow

Contact PA: Jayne Somerville


Tel: 0161 342 5500

Alan is responsible for leading our Governing Body as well as playing a key role in overseeing governance. Alan has worked as a GP for 25 years including 18 years in Gamesley, Glossop. His interests include cardiovascular disease and reducing health inequalities. He is also active in training new GPs. 

“I’m very pleased to be at the helm of what are exciting and much needed changes for the NHS. My experience as a GP and my knowledge of local people and their health needs, gained from seeing patients on a day-to-day basis, is invaluable in helping me drive forward improvements across Tameside and Glossop. Working with my talented Governing Body and clinician colleagues we are building effective relationships with local people and organisations. It is only by working together that we can ensure success in the future.”

Steven Pleasant

Accountable Officer

Steven Pleasant, MBE

Contact PA: Yvonne Rainford


Tel: 0161 342 3502

In September 2016, Steven was appointed as Accountable Officer of NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group following a short interim period. This ensures single leadership with his dual role as Chief Executive of Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council.

He has an MSc from Cranfield Institute of Technology and in his early career worked as a town planner after graduating as a Master of Civic Design from Liverpool University.

Steven was lead officer for the North West Centre of Excellence for three years and took a leading role in the development of the Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnership (RIEP). He is now the chair of iNetwork which has been successfully supporting public service improvement and transformation across the North West region for the last 11 years.

Steven is the lead Chief Executive on behalf of the Combined Authority for Health and Wellbeing and for Asylum, Refugees and Migration. He jointly chairs the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Management Board and acts as the lead Chief Executive for the North West for Adult Social Care Sector Led Improvement.

He is the Chair of the North West Regional Asylum Steering Group, which governs the work of the North West Regional Strategic Migration Partnership, and has recently been honoured with an MBE in recognition of this work.

Jamie Douglas

GP Member: Lead for Quality, Primary Care and Healthier Together

Dr Jamie Douglas

Jamie qualified in Medicine from the University of Manchester in 2004. He worked at a number of hospitals across Greater Manchester before undertaking his GP training in Tameside and Glossop between 2007 and 2010. Currently a GP at the Albion practice in Ashton, Jamie is also a GP appraiser for NHS England and an undergraduate tutor at the University of Manchester. He supports us by ensuring quality is at the heart of any decisions made. 

“My main aim is to work with the council to join up services and improve the sense of community in Tameside and Glossop.” 

Christina Greenhough

Clinical Vice-Chair/GP Member: Lead for Mental Health

Dr Christina Greenhough

Tina has more than 20 years’ experience working as a GP in Tameside and Glossop and is enthusiastic about the importance of clinicians working to shape services to improve the care for patients. Tina has significant experience working with adult psychiatry, substance misuse, Out-ofHours GP service, the PCT and Go-To-Doc. This has provided a solid understanding of the more corporate aspects such as contracting and performance monitoring, especially in response to national and local targets. 

“My passion is to work to improve all aspects of health for the patients in Tameside and Glossop, especially those who come from more vulnerable groups.”

Tim Hendra

Secondary Care Consultant

Professor Tim Hendra

Tim is a consultant physician working at the Royal Hospital in Chesterfield. He is also an Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing of Sheffield Hallam University, and a Trustee of the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD).

Previously, Tim was Medical Director at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Deputy Medical Director at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

"I am delighted to join the Governing Body at a time when there are exciting opportunities to develop services that will greatly improve the quality of care experienced by patients in Tameside and Glossop."

Alison Lea

GP Member

Dr Alison Lea

Alison has been a GP partner at Churchgate Surgery in Denton for the past seven years. Her other roles include; Training Programme Director for Tameside and Glossop and Honorary Secretary for the North West England Faculty of Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). 

“My aims are to work with all partners to ensure pragmatic, safe and joined-up care with an emphasis on communication with the patients at the centre.”

Kathy Roe

Chief Finance Officer

Kathy Roe

Contact PA: Jayne Somerville


Tel: 0161 342 5500

Kathy has worked across many NHS commissioning organisations in Greater Manchester over the last 31 years and took up the role of Chief Finance Officer at NHS Tameside and Glossop CCG from April 2013. From April 2016 she took on the additional role as the Director of Finance across the Health and Social Care Commissioning system in Tameside and Glossop.

Kathy has led her finance team to many award successes over the years including CIMA's Public Sector Finance Team of the Year in 2010 and PQ Magazine's Accounts Team of the Year in 2012. She was highly commended at the HFMA awards in 2014 after being shortlisted for Finance Director of the Year.

“Through our economy-wide Care Together programme I am determined to address the local financial challenges to ensure everyone in Tameside and Glossop receives the best healthcare possible .”

Carole Prowse

Governing Body Lay Member for Commissioning

Carol Prowse

Carol was born and educated in the High Peak. She subsequently gained a degree in Economics from London University and worked in the City of London in banking, before returning to the High Peak.

Until recently Carol was Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust where she was on the Board for nine years.  Prior to that she was a Non-Executive Director of the High Peak Dales Primary Care Trust. She has a great commitment to high quality health services being shaped around the needs of patients.

She is Chairman of the High Peak Theatre Trust, one of the UK’s leading regional receiving theatres (Buxton Opera House) and thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to work, on a voluntary basis, with such a successful arts venue at the heart of the Community.

Carol also enjoys working with young people and has been closely associated with the internationally renowned Kinder Children’s Choirs of the High Peak for over 20 years. 

Clare Todd

Governing Body Nurse

Clare Todd

Clare began her nursing career 25 years ago at Hope Hospital and Royal Manchester Children Hospital before gaining extensive NHS experience in hospital, hospice and community settings. 

She has worked closely with GPs as a community nurse and has significant experience working with local authorities across the North West. She has undertaken senior roles in both provider and commissioning organisations throughout the NHS and is also the Governing Body Nurse for NHS Salford CCG. 

As the CCG’s Governing Body Nurse Member Clare was will have a key role in ensuring the safety and quality of the services commissioned by the CCG and use her broad perspectives and knowledge of the healthcare system to support service redesign and a more integrated approach to care. 

“It is an honour and a privilege to have joined the CCG and hope I can use my experience and passion for high quality services and positive patient experience, to ensure the people we serve get the NHS we can all be proud of and trust.”

David Swift

Governing Body Lay Member for Governance and Audit

David Swift

David Swift is our Lay Member for Governance and Audit.  David spent his whole career in the NHS, and has 40 years’ experience in finance and governance across a range of organisations, including those dealing with Primary, Secondary and Specialist Care.

Until his retirement in January 2014, he was the Senior Internal Audit Manager for a number of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) including Tameside and Glossop, and had held that role for this CCG and its predecessor organisations for some 20 years.

He previously served as a Lay Advisor for Finance and Primary Care at the CCG until December 2016.


GP Member (job share)

Dr Kate Hebden

Biography and photograph to follow.


GP Member (job share)

Dr Vinny Khunger

Biography and photograph to follow.

Governing Body Lay Member for Public and Patient Involvement

Vacant position