Clinical Leads


Mr Martin Sintler

Mr Martin Sinter is the Black Country Provider Collaborative (BCPC) Breast Clinical Lead. He is a consultant breast surgeon at Birmingham City Hospital and the Chair of the Breast Expert Advisory Group (EAG) for the West Midlands Cancer Alliance. Martin has a keen interest in delivering efficiency and maintaining targets.


Mr Andrew Torrance

Mr Andy Torrance is a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust. He has lived, trained, and worked across the West Midlands for over 20 years, spending half of this time within the Black Country and West Birmingham area. He has held several senior leadership roles within the Trust, currently working as the Group Director for Surgical Services and is the Black Country ICS Colorectal Network Lead.

Critical Care

Dr Shameer Gopal

Dr Shameer Gopal became the Black Country Provider Collaborative (BCPC) Critical Care Clinical lead in November 2021. He is dual certified in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine and commenced his consultant post at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) in September 2006. Shameer became involved in medical management more recently when he took on the role of the clinical lead of the general intensive care unit (ICU) at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust in October 2020.

ENT (Head and Neck)

Mr John Murphy

Mr John Murphy is the ICS Network Lead for ENT and a Consultant ENT Surgeon with an interest in Otology. John also works as a Divisional Medical Director for Surgery at The Royal Wolverhampton Trust. He has over 25 years’ experience working within the NHS.

General Surgery and Upper GI

Salman Mirza

Information coming soon.


Mr Ayman Ewies

Ayman Ewies is a consultant gynaecological surgeon for Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust and the Clinical Lead for Gynaecology for the Black Country Provider Collaborative. He has developed a broad experience, knowledge, and skills in Gynaecology since 1988 and regularly gets invited to run workshops, courses, and masterclasses in hysteroscopic surgery all over United Kingdom.


Mr John Barry

John Barry has worked as the clinical service lead for Ophthalmology at Russells Hall Hospital since 2019. During this time, he oversaw the rapid transformation of eye services during the COVID-19 pandemic, including supporting the development of our Corbett Ophthalmology Hub which is still expanding. John has also been an ophthalmology consultant at Russells Hall Hospital since 2008 with a special interest in paediatric ophthalmology.


Mr Sohail Butt

Mr Sohail Butt is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and the Clinical Orthopaedic Lead for the Black Country Provider Collaborative. Sohail has also worked as the Clinical Director for Trauma & Orthopaedics, Plastic surgery, ENT, Maxillo facial Surgery and Ophthalmology for The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust between 2017-2019.


Dr James Halpern and Dr Aaron Wernham

Dr James Halpern is a Consultant Dermatologist and the joint Black Country lead for skin. He has been a consultant in the Black Country for the past 11 years and is the clinical director and lead consultant for Dermatology at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust and The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. His clinical interests include Paediatric (children’s) Dermatology and General Adult Dermatology.

Dr Aaron Wernham works as a Consultant Dermatologist at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, and is the joint Black Country  lead for skin. Whilst working as a Consultant at Walsall, Aaron has led the development of a regional Mohs service for the Black Country whilst continuing to deliver this specialist form of surgery as Mohs service lead in Leicester.


Puneet Sharma

Puneet Sharma works as the lead for the Pharmacy and Medicines workstream within the Black Country ICS. Puneet also works as the Chief Pharmacist for Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust and has almost 20 years’ experience within the NHS.


Mr Peter Cooke

Mr Peter Cooke has worked as a Consultant Urological Surgeon at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust since 2004. He is also the Clinical Lead in Urology for the Black Country Provider Collaborative. Peter has a specialist interest in prostate and bladder cancer surgery.