New appointments

We’ve recently made a number of new appointments to the Surrey Heartlands team.

We are delighted to announce that David McNulty, who recently stepped down as Chief Executive at Surrey County Council, has now taken up the role of Independent Chair of Surrey Heartlands and as such will continue to chair the Transformation Board. 

Surrey County Council will continue to be represented on the Transformation Board by Deputy Chief Executive Julie Fisher and Strategic Director for Adult Social Care and Public Health Helen Atkinson

Dr Mark Hamilton, the Medical Director at CSH Surrey, has been appointed to the role of Executive Clinical Director for Surrey Heartlands starting formally from 1stNovember.

Dr Andy Sharpe has been appointed as the Surrey Heartlands Clinical Chief Information Officer to provide additional system-wide clinical leadership to our digital workstream. Andy is a GP in Epsom and also on the NHS Surrey Downs CCG Governing Body.

Vanessa Harding, currently Stroke Services Programme Manager at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is to be our Deputy Director of Transformation for Surrey Heartlands starting 8thNovember.

Programme Director for Wider Determinants of Health

Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership is delighted to welcome Tom Kealey as a Programme Director for Wider Determinants of Health – a diverse range of social, economic and environmental factors which impact on people’s health.

An in-demand speaker

Tom has been with Reigate and Banstead Borough Council (RBBC) since 1998. He is being released and funded by Reigate and Banstead 2.5 days a week to support Surrey Heartlands in engaging with those who affect the wider determinants of health – environment, housing etc.

In 2015 he was appointed Head of Health and Wellbeing at RBBC where his portfolio of responsibility primarily includes Environmental Health, Community Safety, Leisure, Community & Theatre services and Living & Ageing Well Services.  In 2016 Tom also became a Director of Pathway for Care, a Health and Social Care Company majority owned by RBBC.

Tom is frequently asked by the Local Government Association to give talks to other local authorities on health and wellbeing matters. In addition, Tom was recently invited to speak at the Public Health England Annual Conference 2017.

His early career reflects his graduation from Goldsmiths College University of London with a BA Hons in Drama and English and an MA in Theatre Arts.  He entered local government in 1994 at Dacorum Borough Council as Production Manager at the Pavilion Theatre in Hemel Hempstead, becoming General Manager in 1996.