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South Eastern Local Commissioning Group

The South Eastern Local Commissioning Group (LCG) covers the same geographical area as the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust.

We are responsible for the commissioning of health and social care by addressing the care needs of our local population.

We also have responsibility for assessing health and social care needs, planning health and social care to meet current and emerging needs, and securing the delivery of health and social care to meet assessed needs.

To ensure that our work has genuine sensitivity and influence at a local level, our membership is made up of a range of professional interests such as –

GPs Nurses Dentists
Allied Health Professions Social Workers Pharmacists
Public Health Agency Representatives Local Government Representatives Voluntary and Community Representatives



View information on the South Eastern LCG meetings.  The current schedule,  along with the agenda and minutes of meetings are available.



South Eastern LCG Register of Members Interests as at 16 April 201918th April 2019
HSCB Personal And Public Involvement Consultation Scheme - Updated March 201221st March 2014


Contact Details

South Eastern Local Commissioning Group
Health and Social Care Board
12-22 Linenhall Street
Belfast  BT2 8BS

E: Southeastern.lcg@hscni.net
T: 0300 555 0115




South Eastern Local Commissioning Group Membership

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Dr Jonathan Howe

GP Representative

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Dr Michael Johnson

GP Representative

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Jane McMillan

Health and Social Care Board

Ms McMillan is Social Care Lead for Adults and Older People within the Health and Social Care Board. Her career in health and social care started in 1992 when she took up post as a Rehabilitation Worker for the Blind before going on to qualify as a Social Worker in 2001. In 2002 she gained very valuable experience within the voluntary sector in Australia promoting and supporting the independence and quality of life of people with physical and learning disabilities. On her return in 2004 she has managed a range of physical and sensory disability services both within the community sector most recently within the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. Appointed to the LCG in November 2018.

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Alderman Angus Carson

Local Government

Councillor Carson held the position of Mayor of Ards Borough Council in 2006-07 and Deputy Mayor in 2005-06 and 2004-05. He is the current Chairman of the Development Committee. Councillor Carson is a former fisherman, trawler owner and RNLI volunteer. He is also a past Chairman of the Northern Ireland Fish Producers Organisation and a Governor in two schools.

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Councillor Dermot Curran

Local Government

Councillor Dermot Curran is a longstanding member of Down District Council, and former Chairman of the Cultural and Economic Development Committee, remaining a member of same. Councillor Curran represents Down District Council on the NILGA Executive Committee, the Strategic Leadership Board, and is Chairman of the Eastern Group Environmental Health Committee and Chairman of the Tri-Council Fisheries Working Group. He has over 30 years experience in Local Government as an elected representative and is a Past Chairman of Down District Council.

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Councillor Andrew Ewing

Local Government

Councillor Ewing is a Democratic Unionist Party member of Lisburn City Council, representing the Lisburn South area. Educated at Wallace High Grammar School in Lisburn, he works for a well-known insurance broker in Lisburn city centre. Councillor Ewing is also a member of Lisburn District Policing Partnership and is currently the chairman of Lisburn Road Safety Committee.

Caroline Bloomfield

Public Health Agency

Caroline has been working in the Public Health Agency since 2010, and since 2016 has been a Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Senior Manager in the Belfast and South Eastern Health Improvement Team. She is Regional Lead for Obesity Prevention and prior to this was regional lead for Community Development. Before joining PHA, Caroline worked in the North and West Belfast Health Action Zone. Caroline originally qualified as a solicitor and also worked for an anti-poverty organisation, ATD Fourth World, in London, France and the Philippines

Councillor Cadogan Enright

Local Government

Councillor Cadogan Enright is a member of Down District Council, most recently re-elected in May 2011. He is a qualified accountant with many years of experience of successfully restructuring large organisations. He is a long-standing member of the Downe Community Health Committee working on health-related issues around Down District. He is also a member of Down Council’s Health Committee and of the Down District Policing Partnership. Councillor Enright is active in a wide range of local and national organisations working for sustainable development and the health of both the community and the environment in which they live.

Mr David Heron


Mr Heron is originally from Newtownards and now resides near Greyabbey. Most of his career was spent in education as a physical education and history teacher before serving for many years as a secondary school deputy head. His involvement in health and social care began with his appointment as a lay member and then Chair of the former Ards Health and Social Care Group. He also served on the EHSSB for a time as an independent complaints convenor. His connection with education continues in his role as Vice-Chairman of Kircubbin Integrated Primary School Board of Governors. Mr Heron has a Master of Arts History Degree and for many years has been involved with Ards Rugby Club as a player, coach and administrator

Ms Siobhan Donald

Nurse Specialist, Public Health Agency

Siobhan has over 20 years’ experience in acute medical nursing, both as a practitioner and as a manager. She joined the Public Health Agency (PHA) in June 2014 on a secondment from the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. Her role is to provide expert professional and public health advice to the PHA and the Health and Social Care Board on unscheduled care. She leads and advises on service development and improvement initiatives in relation to unscheduled care and is the Designated Responsible Officer for serious adverse incidents which occur within the South Eastern HSC Trust. In January 2015, Siobhan was elected to the Board of the Royal College of Nursing, Northern Ireland.

Mrs Jenny Keane

Allied Health Professional, Public Health Agency

Jenny joined the Public Health Agency (PHA) as an AHP Consultant in August 2013. Her key work areas include being the AHP representative for the South Eastern Trust Local Commissioning group, PHA professional link with the South Eastern Trust and for the Radiography and Dietetic professions. She also provides AHP advice into the Prison Health team, the Radiology Clinical Network the Obesity leads forum and is the PHA professional lead for AHP Non-Medical Prescribing.
Jenny’s professional background is therapeutic radiography and she previously held the position of Principle Radiographer for the management of patients with Head and Neck Cancer at the Cancer Centre Belfast City Hospital, in 2011 she qualified as a non-medical prescriber from the University of Ulster

Dr James McGlew

General Practitioner

Dr McGlew is a native of Ballynahinch, County Down. He was appointed as GP partner in Dromara, Co Down in January 2008. His main clinical responsibilities include minor operations, mental health and cardiac problems.
Outside work, he volunteers as medical officer for a number of voluntary and charitable organisations and also has responsibility for new member trainer with particular responsibility for child and vulnerable adult training. In addition, he also has a range of interests associated with the local farming community.

Ms Heather Monteverde


Ms Monteverde is a qualified nurse with almost 30 years experience in the public, private and voluntary sector in Northern Ireland. Currently employed as Macmillan Cancer Support's General Manager for Northern Ireland. Ms Monteverde has a particular interest in cancer, palliative care and the management of long term conditions.

Mrs Louise Seymour

Community Pharmacist

Mrs Seymour is the pharmacist member of the South Eastern Local Commissioning Group. A member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland, Mrs Seymour qualified as a pharmacist in July 1997 and has worked as a community pharmacist for the last 13 years in Australia, England, Dublin and Northern Ireland.

Mr Paul Turley

Commissioning Lead

Mr Turley is Commissioning Lead of the South Eastern Local Commissioning Group and Assistant Director of Commissioning with the Health and Social Care Board. Paul has worked in health service commissioning for over 20 years specifically in service planning and capital development. Paul also co-chairs the HSCB’s regional palliative care and end of life service team. He previously managed the Down and Lisburn Local Health and Social Care Groups.