Our Directors

The DHU Health Care Board of Directors and Non-Executive Directors bring together a wealth of experience and knowledge with many years working within the NHS, NHS provider services, Local Authorities and other public & private sectors.

Directors

Stephen Bateman

Chief Executive Officer

Stephen joined DHU as Chief Operating Officer on 6th January 2014, he was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in July 2014. Stephen has had a successful career in healthcare where he has previously worked for Allied Healthcare Group and Saga Healthcare. He has a wealth of operational, finance, customer service, project management, and commercial experience in the UK and abroad. Stephen is a Chartered Accountant (CPFA) and Member of Association of Accounting Technicians (MAAT). Stephen resides in Nottingham and is married with 3 children. He is interested in football, cricket, golf, gardening, travel and DIY.

Company Director of DHU Health Care C.I.C.

Company Director of DHU 111 (East Midlands) C.I.C.

Company Director of DHU Urgent Care (Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland) C.I.C.

Company Director of DHU Urgent Care (Derbyshire) C.I.C.

Company Director of DHU 4FED Urgent Care (West Leicestershire) C.I.C.

Ian Matthews

Medical Director, DHU 111 (East Midlands)

Dr Ian Matthews was appointed to the role of Medical Director for both DHU and DHU 111 (East Midlands) CIC in September 2016. Ian’s experience within the NHS 111 service is extensive, having been Regional NHS111 Clinical Lead and a member of the National NHS111 Clinical Leads Group until April 2013.

Ian was one of only 3 GPs who were part of the team assuring NHS England that robust governance arrangements were in place prior to any new NHS111 service being authorised.

More recently Ian was the Assistant Medical Director for NHS England, North Midlands and was involved in the work around practitioner performance.

Ian has been a GP working in Spondon and Chaddesden in Derby since 1990 and has been a Senior Clinician for over 15 years, including chair of the Professional Executive Committee for Derby City PCT.

Ian has links to DHU for the past 20 years since before Derbyshire Healthcare Limited’ (DHC) and ‘Derbyshire Medical Services Limited’ (DMS) merged to become DHU.

Company Director of DHU Health Care C.I.C.

Company Director of DHU 111 (East Midlands) C.I.C.

Dr Aqib Bhatti

Medical Director DHU (Urgent Care Derbyshire)

Aqib is an executive director of the DHU Health Care Board and a Clinical Director of the DHU Urgent Care (Derbyshire) C.I.C. Board. Aqib has been a GP partner at a surgery in Long Eaton since 2009. He frequently undertakes GP shifts for DHU during the out of hour’s periods allowing him an invaluable insight into the operations of DHU first hand. Aqib’s particular medical interests are cardiovascular medicine and he is a practicing aesthetic clinician. Aqib lives in Derby and is married with two children.

Company Director of DHU Health Care C.I.C.

Company Director of DHU Urgent Care (Derbyshire) C.I.C.

Pauline Hand

Managing Director for DHU 111 (East Midlands)

Pauline has worked for DHU since its inception. Prior to this, Pauline commenced employment with Derbyshire Medical Services (DMS) in August 2006, as Operations Manager and assisted with the merger between DMS and Derbyshire Health Care, which ultimately formed DHU. She was appointed to the Main Board of DHU as an Executive Director in November 2012.

Pauline has a degree in Business Management and over 20 years’ experience of working within the NHS. In the NHS Pauline has worked in a variety of roles, including Risk Management, Site Services, Outpatients and as a Senior Manager in a Community Hospital. Prior to the NHS Pauline worked in Human Resources, in private industry, for 11 years. When Pauline is not at work she enjoys travelling, eating out, walking and spending time with her family.

Company Director of DHU Health Care C.I.C.

Company Director of DHU 111 (East Midlands) C.I.C.

Jenny Doxey

Clinical Director DHU 111 (East Midlands)

Jenny has worked for DHU since its inception in 2006 and has been Deputy Clinical Director since November 2013. She is the Caldicott Guardian for DHU being responsible for protecting the confidentiality of patient and service user information and enabling appropriate information sharing. She was originally Senior Nurse Clinical Assessment managing the nurse advisors and the clinical assessment systems within the service, in particular developing the NHS 111 service. She then moved to Senior Nurse Clinical Development working on further development and integration within the wider health service before becoming a Director on the board.

Prior to DHU, she was the Operations Manager at Derbyshire Healthcare Ltd. (one of the two original founder organisations of DHU) in the North managing the out of hour’s service and working as a Nurse Practitioner. Prior to this she was a Team leader for NHS Direct. She has been a nurse for a very long time, working in Emergency care, A/E and MIUs, and as a Resuscitation Training Officer. Her professional nurse and midwifery training was undertaken in Nottingham and Sheffield. Her hobbies are long distance endurance horse riding, walking, travel and reading.

Company Director of DHU 111 (East Midlands) C.I.C.

Paul Tilson

Managing Director, Urgent Care (Derbyshire)

Paul brings to DHU over 25 years of nursing experience working in acute trusts within the specialities of cardiology, medicine, emergency care and more recently primary care across the East Midlands. Paul has held many senior clinical and managerial positions within the NHS, locally at Queens Medical Centre, Sherwood Forest Hospitals and Chesterfield Royal Hospital, practicing as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Nurse Practitioner within Emergency & Primary Care.

Joining DHU as a part time Senior Nurse Practitioner in 2006 Paul also continued to work within secondary care until he was appointed as Clinical Head of Operations within DHU in 2012 working across the111 service, Out of Hours and the Community Nursing services. In 2015, following an organisational restructure within DHU Paul was promoted to Deputy Clinical Director for DHU, Primary Care & Operations and more recently his present role as Managing Director for the DHU Urgent Care (Derbyshire) Division in 2017. Paul’s role is to provide clinical and operational leadership across the county of Derbyshire for DHU including new service mobilisation and improvement initiatives across the urgent care network.

Company Director of DHU Urgent Care (Derbyshire) C.I.C.

Jenny Tilson

Director of Nursing and Quality

Jenny brings to DHU over 30 years of nursing experience; she has worked in acute trusts within the specialities of medicine, emergency care, and education across the East midlands. Jenny has held many senior management nursing positions and practiced as an advanced Nurse Practitioner within her career. Jenny joined Derbyshire Healthcare in 2005 as a Senior Nurse Practitioner, and then within the newly formed DHU went on to become Senior Nurse Clinical Practice.

In 2008 Jenny became Head of Nursing and in 2012 Jenny was appointed to Executive Director of Nursing and Quality and member of the DHU Health Care C.I.C. board. Through her career Jenny has had a passion for leading and delivering excellence in patient care and outcomes. Jenny is an experienced coach, leading individuals and teams to achieve the best outcomes for quality patient care and the organisation. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys traveling, keeping fit, learning Spanish and spending time with her husband and their two daughters and son.

Company Director of DHU Health Care C.I.C.

Dr Saurabh Johri

Clinical Director DHU, Urgent Care (Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland)

In 2016 Dr Saurabh Johri joined the DHU as the Clinical Director responsible for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) Out of Hours Service. He has a base in our Fosse Park Offices, Leicester. Saurabh has a wealth of experience within healthcare having worked as the Clinical Lead for the Out of Hours Service and the NHS 111 Service on behalf of the Commissioners in LLR, Board Member of West Leicestershire CCG, Non-executive Director of CNCS and Chair of North West Leicestershire Primary Based Commissioning Group. Saurabh continues to work as a GP in his surgery in Ibstock. Saurabh has a First Class Honours Degree and qualified for his MBChB at Leicester Medical School. Company Director of DHU Urgent Care (Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland) C.I.C. Company Director of DHU 4FED Urgent Care (West Leicestershire) C.I.C.

Non-Executive Directors

David Whitney

Chairman

David was formerly CEO of Central Sheffield University Hospitals for 11 years. He is a Non-Executive Director of Westfield Health, One Health Group and a Board Trustee of the Royal College of Surgeons. He is also Chair of the Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity and has led the development of the Government’s Olympic Legacy programme for Sport, Health and Exercise. He is a career NHS Manager and has been either a Director or Non-Executive Director on a wide range of NHS Boards.

Company Director of DHU Health Care C.I.C.

Company Director of DHU 111 (East Midlands) C.I.C.

Company Director of DHU Urgent Care (Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland) C.I.C.

Company Director of DHU Urgent Care (Derbyshire) C.I.C.

Pauline Davis

Non Executive Director

Pauline is the Chair of the DHU 111 (East Midlands) C.I.C. Board of Directors. In June 2014 Pauline retired for her role as Deputy Chief Executive and Corporate Director at Hull City Council. Previously she worked in Nottingham and Liverpool both for the NHS and for Local Government. She has led multi million pound regeneration projects and programmes such as New Deal for Communities, Housing Market Renewal, and Building Schools for the Future, Hull Extra Care Public Finance Initiative and Economic Development. Pauline has a Masters in Public Health and has worked across education, health, housing and regeneration over her 33-year career.

Pauline is an Honorary Member of the Faculty of Public Health. She spent a number of years as a school governor at her children’s primary school and was a Non-Executive Director of Wirral PCT. She is currently a board member of the Guinness Partnership Strategy and Performance Committee and a co-opted member of Riverside English Churches Housing Association. Pauline balances retirement with consultancy work as an Associate for Local Partnerships, an organisation 50% owned by the Treasury and the Local Government Association

Company Director of DHU Health Care C.I.C.

Company Director of DHU 111 (East Midlands) C.I.C.

Christine Fisher

Non Executive Director

Christine is Chair of DHU Urgent Care Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland (LLR) C.I.C. Board of Directors. Christine is has significant experience from her role with North West Leicestershire District Council where she held the position of Chief Executive. Christine also has a wealth of experience of working at executive level across areas such as Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Company Director of DHU Health Care C.I.C.

Company Director of DHU Urgent Care (Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland) C.I.C.

Dr Phillip Cox

Non Executive Director​

Phil Cox has been Senior Partner in Tideswell, Derbyshire for 21 years and has special interests in rural health and occupational health. He has an active research interest and has published on issues of rural health and healthcare in farming communities. He joined the Board of Derbyshire Healthcare in 2004, was appointed Medical Director in 2005 and was elected as Vice-Chairman of Derbyshire Health United in 2006.

Company Director of DHU Health Care C.I.C.

Chairman of DHU Urgent Care (Derbyshire) CIC

Stephen Jackson

Non Executive Director

Stephen is the Chair of the Audit Committee. Stephen is a professional qualified accountant who has had a varied career in both the private and public sectors. After qualifying, he joined Bass plc. and progressed with several senior financial roles in the Company’s pubs and hotel subsidiaries.

Later Stephen was appointed as Finance Director of Crest Hotels: Continent of Europe, based in Frankfurt and was part of a small team that acquired, for Bass, Holiday Inn. Upon completion of the acquisition, he became Chief Financial Officer for Holiday Inn – Europe, Middle East and Africa, based in Brussels. Stephen held several Director-level appointments for chains, being based in Hong Kong, South Africa and the U.S. and undertook extra areas of management in addition to finance.

In 2003, Stephen joined Nottingham Trent University where he held the post of Chief Financial and Operations Officer with overall responsibility for Finance, Estates, Commercial Development, Legal, Registry, IT, and Governance Services. He was also appointed as a member of the Board of Governors and the Academic Board. In May 2016, Stephen retired from NTU.

Outside of work Stephen is very interested in sport of all kinds; in particular he is a very keen runner and an avid supporter of the Leicester Tigers. He does volunteer work around cancer research and is a Governor of a local school.

Company Director of DHU Health Care C.I.C.

Dr Trevor Mills

Non Executive Director

Trevor is an experienced inner city GP and NHS medical manager. Over his 30 year GP career in Nottingham he was initially involved in GP education, but became increasingly involved in medical management. He was GP prescribing lead, mental health lead, long-term conditions lead, community provider lead, and finally, Clinical Governance Lead for the Primary Care Trust (PCT). Becoming PCT Medical Director for Nottingham/ Nottinghamshire, where he gained wide experience at board level, with a range of executive responsibilities. He was Nottinghamshire clinical lead for the NHS 111 for 4 years, starting with the pilot in Nottingham from 2010. Since the April 2013 NHS reorganisation he worked for 9 months as interim Medical Director for East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS), so has worked closely with DHU for several years before joining the board.

Trevor is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners. He was also awarded a 3yr NICE Fellowship in 2011, promoting the work of NICE amongst the new GP commissioners. Trevor has been medical advisor, and has given clinical support for Lapland Santa Visits, with the Charity “When You Wish Upon a Star” for over 20 years.

Company Director of DHU Health Care C.I.C.

Company Director of DHU 111 (East Midlands) C.I.C.