Gordon Pownall is an experienced NHS Manager and Commissioner who lives and works in the Isle of Wight. He is experienced in commissioning integrated health and social care services in an island community.
Gordon is Associate Director of Commissioning with NHS Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board, formerly NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group. His particular focus is on transforming mental health, learning disability and neurodevelopmental services, driving strategic transformation and service development and improvement through the vehicle of integrated commissioning.
His previous work experience included management of primary, community care and acute mental health hospital services, including tertiary services and palliative care. Gordon has worked successfully with both adults and children. He is an experienced analytical finance manager with a comprehensive understanding of budget and business planning processes across health and social care.
Previous job roles include Head of Integrated Commissioning at NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group, where he had particular responsibility for learning disability services and mental health services. Gordon has also worked as a Community Commissioning Manager with lead responsibility for end of life and palliative care with NHS Hertfordshire and as Head of Specialised Mental Health Commissioning with the former NHS East of England Specialised Commissioning Group.
Gordon has also previously worked as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor. He has worked for two charities delivering residential services for adults with a disability and mental health support needs and has experience of working in residential settings for looked after children in London. He is a member of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Adoption and Research Panel. Gordon was a Committee Member of the Institute for Healthcare Management (IHM), was Lead Governor for Safeguarding at the Isle of Wight College and worked as a qualified vaccinator during the Covid pandemic.
Gordon holds both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Psychotherapy.
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