Our Executive Team
We have a single Executive Team for BLMK, consisting of the following people.
Felicity Cox, Accountable Officer
Felicity was appointed as the ICS Lead in the Autumn and joined 1st December. Felicity is a qualified pharmacist and maintains her clinical roots through her continuing professional development. Prior to joining the ICS Felicity was the Director of Quality, Transformation and Delivery in the National Specialised Commissioning Team of NHS England & Improvement.
Felicity was Director of Commissioning Operations (NHSE) in the South East from January 2015 until April 2019 and previously was Area Director in Wessex for 9 months, after a year in the same post in Kent and Medway. Prior to joining NHS England Felicity held chief executive roles in two primary care trust (PCT) clusters, NHS Kent and Medway and NHS Bedfordshire and Luton. Felicity has also previously worked as a chief executive in PCTs in Nottinghamshire and Hertfordshire. Felicity started her NHS career in Bedfordshire.
As part of her national contribution Felicity is the Area Team Director on the Primary Care Oversight Group and Chaired the 0-5 Transfer Board prior to the successful transfer of health visitor commissioning to the local authorities.
Felicity was the national lead negotiator for the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework for NHS Employers from 2004 – 2015.
As well as long experience in commissioning all health services and the provision of community and mental health services, Felicity has worked in community and mental health services at Board level within the NHS. Felicity is a registered pharmacist and worked in the private sector in both community pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry as Marketing Manager before joining the NHS. She has also worked in management consultancy.
Dean Westcott, Chief Finance Officer and ICS Executive Finance Lead:
Dean takes up the joint role of Chief Finance Officer for BLMK CCG and ICS Executive Finance Lead from 1 June 2021. He currently works as the Director of Capital Planning and Estates for Herts and West Essex ICS and previously held Director of Finance roles (20 years+) within STP/ICS, CCGs and Trusts. Dean is a CCAB qualified accountant and has had an extensive career in finance, with experience covering Finance, Contracting, Performance and Informatics. Dean is a past President of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and is currently a Chairman of the Association’s pension scheme. He has also served as a past Chairman of ACCA’s Audit and Finance Committees, as well as the Health Service Network and the International Public Sector Committee.
Jane Meggitt, Director of Communications and Engagement
Previously a journalist, our Director of Communications and Engagement, Jane Meggitt, has a wealth of experience working in a range of NHS sectors. Jane’s 12 years as a Communications Director has developed her expertise in communications and public engagement and she holds strong skills in strategy, stakeholder engagement and media relations, putting the patient’s voice at the heart of all decision making. Very dedicated to professional communication, Jane co-developed the first ever MA for NHS communications professionals at Leeds Beckett University.
Anne Murray, Chief Nurse
After training to be a registered nurse at Bedford Hospital and following a clinical career in accident and emergency, trauma and orthopaedic nursing our Chief Nurse, Anne Murray, moved into nurse management. Working at Director level since 2010, Anne’s wealth of knowledge for working in acute and management settings and her knowledge of the local population allows Anne to effectively guide and support her colleagues.
Geraint Davies, Director of Performance and Governance
Joining the CCG in January of last year, Geraint Davies has a wealth of experience working at Board level for the NHS. This includes a wealth of knowledge and experience of programme and change management in both clinical and managerial settings vital for transitioning from three to one CCGs. As well as his knowledge of service improvement Geraint’s skills are paramount in his role as Director of Performance and Governance.
Nicky Poulain, Director of Primary Care
After working as a nurse, midwife and community specialist practitioner in London, Nicky Poulain, our Director of Primary Care, has held a number of Director roles across the NHS in Hertfordshire before moving to Luton CCG in 2017. Nicky’s strives for an integrated and personalised health and social care system for the local population with her main focus on commissioning services which are focussed on the patient.
Richard Alsop, Director of Commissioning and Contracting
With over 30 years’ experience in NHS commissioning, Richard Alsop, Director of Commissioning and Contracting, has a strong record of delivery and service transformation. Richard’s extensive skills in the development of strategy and implementation through effective planning, procurement and performance management has led him through many achievements during his time in his previous role as Chief Operating Officer for Milton Keynes CCG.