Meet the team

Vanessa Bainbridge

Accountable officer

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Siobhan Brown

Chief operating officer

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Dr David Shovlin

Clinical Director of Primary Care

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Dr Charles Dean

North Locality Director and Clinical Lead for primary /secondary interface

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Dr Ben Frankel

West Locality Director and Clinical Lead for Newcastle pathways, demand management and contract

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Dr Paula Batsford

Blyth Valley Locality Director and Clinical Lead for Long Term Conditions and Adult Mental Health

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Dr John Warrington

Central locality director, business director for finance and performance and director for planned care

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Ian Cameron

Chief finance officer

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Annie Topping

Director of nursing, quality and patient safety

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Stephen Young

Strategic head of corporate affairs

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Janet Guy

Lay chair

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Stephen Brazier

Lay governor for audit and conflicts of interests

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Karen Bower

Lay governor for corporate finance and patient and public engagement

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Dr Paul Crook

Governing body secondary care doctor

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Margaret Scott

Governing body nurse