Greater Manchester Lancs & South Cumbria Senate

Cheshire & Merseyside Senate Council Members

Introducing the members of the Cheshire and Merseyside Senate Council

Cecil_Kullu.jpgDr Cecil Kullu, Consultant liaison Psychiatrist in Hospital Mental Health Liaison Team at Royal Liverpool University Hospital. Associate Medical Director for Research Development and Innovation for Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of Cheshire and Merseyside clinical senate (NHS England)

Cecil has 11 years of experience as a consultant psychiatrist working in a range of clinical settings. Research and clinical interests are in the area of physical illness and mental health conditions, translational medicine, Self Harm, Alcohol Related Brain Damage and Delusional Parasitosis ( 2nd only clinic in UK to conduct joint assessment with school of tropical medicine), using and developing technology in health care settings and quality improvement, currently involved using design thinking methodology  in collaboration with Stanford university, California to reduce self harm in the psychiatric wards.


Jan Vaughan, Associate Director North West Coast SCN/Senate

Jan started her career as an Accountant in industry and joined the NHS in 1993, since then she has held senior positions in Finance and General Management in primary and secondary care as well as SHA level. In addition she has sat on a number of national working groups and has presented her work both nationally and internationally.

Jan has spent since 2002 working within the network environment firstly in Cardiac and Stroke.  Jan was appointed Director of Clinical Networks in April 2011 the role encompassed Cancer, Cardiac, Stroke, Neurosciences, Kidney Care, Critical Care and Neo-natal care Networks. Subsequently she was appointed as Associate Director for Strategic Clinical Networks and Senates for Cheshire and Merseyside in 2012 and her remit extended to include, Lancashire and South Cumbria in April 16.  Jan has an MSc from Manchester Business School. She is currently undertaking her Doctorate.

Ray_Murphy_photo.jpgRay Murphy, Retired Senior National and International Banking Professional

Ray is 80 and retired in 1993 after a lifetime in senior positions within an international bank. He became involved with the NHS in 2000 after his wife's death from cancer. His roles past and present include:

Merseyside and Cheshire Cancer Network Patient Partnership Group (Chair) and Cancer Network's Taskforce (Board); Clinical Network Groups. HPB and Acute Oncology; Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Clinical Network's Oversight and Cancer Steering Groups as well as the Clinical Senate; Specialist Commissioning of Cancer Surgical Services Clinical Reference Group Cheshire and Merseyside CancerAllianceProgramme Board.

Kieran_Murphy_crop.jpgDr Kieran MurphyMedical Director, NHS England - North (Cheshire and  Merseyside) & (Lancashire and SoutCumbria)

Kieran has been the Medical director of Cheshire Warrington and Wirral NHSE from 2012 and Cheshire and Merseyside from 2015 following internal reorganisation.  In 2016 he also took on the role for Lancashire.  From April 17 this was extended to include South Cumbria.

Kieran is the responsible  officer to more than 4000 GPs. In 1983 Kieran qualified as a doctor and spent  25 years as a General Practitioner in Merseyside. For the 15 years prior to his  NHSE role he has been involved increasingly with health service management.  He has been a PCT board member for many years through several reorganisation.

He is a mental health act approved doctor and is married with three grown up children the final one qualified as a doctor July 2017.  Kieran is not a great golfer, but he keeps trying!

Tina_Dutt.jpgDr Tina Dutt, Consultant Haematologist and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, SRG Lead NIHR NWCCRN, Training Programme Director Mersey Haematology HEENW

Tina trained in Liverpool and now provides a number of highly specialised services within Haematology. Tina has created a national profile in reorganising the acute clinical pathways for the management of Thrombotic Microangiopathies, with improved outcomes for patients. She successfully led major service innovation culminating in the first Regional Centre in the North of England for patients presenting with acute Thrombotic Microangiopathy.  Tina is now working with NHSE HSS to establish a robust national framework for managing this patient group.

Tina has been equally active in her research roles with previous achievements including a BSc, PhD, Medical Research Council Clinical Fellowship, British Heart Foundation Grant and Bayer Clinical Scholarship. Tina currently leads on the NWC NIHR Portfolio for Non Malignant Haematology and has recently received awards from the RCP and NIHR for recruitment and innovation. As Training Programme Director for Mersey Haematology, Tina dedicates time to ensuring a high quality training programme for specialty trainees whilst providing academic, clinical and pastoral support for the junior end of the NHS medical workforce.

Phil_Jennings.jpgDr Philip Jennings, Medical Director

Dr Phil Jennings has a dual role, as Medical Director for the Innovation Agency and Deputy Medical Director for NHS England (Cheshire and Merseyside), while continuing to practise as a freelance GP in Merseyside, with a specialist interest in cardiology. At the Innovation Agency, he leads on patient safety and digital health and is helping to steer a digital health strategy for the North West Coast.

He was previously the Primary Care Lead for the Cheshire and Merseyside Cardiac Network and helped to develop the Wirral Intermediate Cardiac Clinic. He joined the management team of Wirral PCT and subsequently became Chairman of NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group, where he led the organisation through its development and authorisation.


David Rowlands, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Wirral University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Liverpool

David is passionate about the delivery of a high quality patient centred service, with care provided by the most appropriate person, at the most appropriate time, in the most appropriate way, in the most appropriate place.

His previous experience as a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Clinical Director of Women’s Services, Clinical Head of Division for Women & Children’s Services and Medical Director at Wirral University Teaching Hospital provides a firm platform to take the clinical agenda forward in what is going to be an extremely challenging but also exciting time for the service. 

David’s clinical leadership is regionally and nationally recognised by roles as Clinical Lead for Maternity for the NW Coast Strategic Clinical Network, Chair of the NHS Clinical Leaders Network (CLN) North West, the CLN NW Steering Committee and NHS (Darzi) Review. He was Deputy Chair for the Birth NW Clinical Pathway Group from 2006 –2008 and Chair for the NW Birth and Newborn Clinical Pathway Group 2009 – 2010. The pathway is based on normalisation of pregnancy and advising commissioners on how this may be improved, making maternity relevant to the family and ongoing health and social care.

In gynaecology David is recognised nationally and internationally as an advanced laparoscopic surgeon and specialises in the treatment of endometriosis. He is Director of the British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopists recognised Endometriosis Centre at Wirral University Teaching Hospital. 

JML.pngMr JM Lund, Consultant Oncoplastic Surgeon, Clinical Lead for Breast Surgery, Wirral University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Jonathan Lund, Consultant Oncoplastic Surgeon is the Clinical Lead for Breast Surgery at Wirral University Hospitals, immediate past Lead Screening Surgeon for the Wirral and Chester NHS Breast Screening Programme, Governance lead for Breast Services, member of the NICE Impact and Adoption Reference Panel and a member of the NHS Clinical Leaders Network.

Jonathan started his consultant general surgical career in Warrington in 2007 and moved on to become a specialist breast cancer and breast reconstructive surgeon on the Wirral. He has innovated breast reconstructive procedures within his Trust and led the service evolution for breast cancer care on the Wirral. He has held posts liaising with NHS England and NHS Public Health as Lead Screening Surgeon for the Wirral and is affiliated with NICE for assessing the changes of new health developments on care provision.

Jonathan has strong clinical and governance backgrounds which have helped in his work across NHS organisations in bringing projects to successful conclusions.

Ian_Linford_edit.jpgIan Linford, Patient Expert

Until leaving the NHS in 2014, Ian had worked across many different parts of the NHS over a 20 year career including GP Practice, Clinical Commissioning, Major Acute Hospitals in the North West and at Strategic Health Authority Levels. Many of these roles were focused on working across multiple organisational boundaries, including social care and at senior level including Executive Directors and Leading Clinicians.

Ian has a significant level of experience in Urgent and Emergency care tied in with strong performance management skills, whilst also latterly being a service user which greatly supports his Clinical Senate patient representative role.

Ian is also a Public Governor at Wirral University NHS Hospitals Trust and holds an MSc from Manchester Business School.