North London Partners in health and care

North Central London Clinical Advisory Group

An NCL Clinical Advisory Group (CAG) has been established by the NCL Gold team, to provide a local forum to ensure temporary service changes arising from COVID-19 pressures are considered, implications anticipated are mitigated and decisions are appropriately enacted and communicated. The NCL CAG will be the interface between the London CAG regarding clinical services that may impact NCL and vice versa.

The NCL CAG will provide robust assurance about the clinical service change decisions that are being taken and provide a clear and transparent audit trail of the rationale for the decision to effect a clinical service change. The group will also have a formal role providing a formal clinical review of the temporary service changes made to ensure clinical oversight of the operational transition into the post-pandemic phase.

Terms of reference 

Membership of North Central London Clinical Advisory Group (CAG)

Standing members


Co-Chair Health and Care Cabinet

Dr Jo Sauvage (Co-chair)

NCL Medical Directors

Dr Chris Streather (Royal Free London) (Co-Chair)

Dr Clare Dollery (Whittington Health)

Dr Tim Hodgson (University College London Hospitals)

Dr Emma Whicher (North Middlesex University Hospital) (also co-chair of the Ethics Committee)

Co-Chair Health and Care Cabinet

Flo Panel-Coates (Chief Nurse, University College London Hospitals)

NCL GP x 2 (in addition to chair)

Dr Peter Christian

Additional GP representative being recruited

Chief Nurse/Director of nursing x3

Michelle Johnson (Whittington Health)

Chris Caldwell (Tavistock and Portman)

Jenny Goodridge (NCL Clinical Commissioning Group)

London Ambulance Service (LAS)

Graham Norton / Patrick Hunter

NCL Director of Quality

Kay Matthews (NCL Clinical Commissioning Group)

NCL Director of Strategic Commissioning

Sarah Mansuralli (NCL Clinical Commissioning Group)

Members as required (depending on agenda items)

Mental Health rep (CAMHS focus) x1

Medhi Veisi (Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust)

Mental Health rep (adults focus) x1

Vincent Kirchner (Camden & Islington Mental Health Trust)

Medicines Management

Pauline Taylor (NCL Clinical Commissioning Group)


Programme Support

Anna Stewart / Sophie Donnellan (NCL Clinical Commissioning Group)

Communications and Engagement

Chloe Morales Oyarce (NCL Clinical Commissioning Group)