Biographies for Programme Clinical Leads

Below are the biographies of the clinical leads for the Better Health Programme (correct as of 1st August, 2017). To get in touch please email via NECSU.betterhealthprogramme@nhs.net

  • Alison Wilson – Senior Responsible Officer for the Better Health Programme.
    Chief Officer, NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group
    Interim Accountable officer NHS Darlington Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Dr Stewart Findlay – Clinical Lead for the Better Health Programme
    Chief Clinical Officer Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Vacant – Not in Hospital Clinical Lead for the Better Health Programme
  • Mr Jeremy Cundall – Clinical Lead for Acute Surgery and Chair of the Acute Paediatric, Maternity and Neonates Clinical Implementation Group for the Better Health Programme
    Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon & Medical Director, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mr Derek Cruickshank – Acute Reconfiguration (In Hospital Transformation) Clinical Lead for the Better Health Programme
  • Dr David Chadwick – Chair of Elective and Planned Care Clinical Implementation Group for the Better Health Programme
    Medical Director for South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Deepak Dwarakanath – Chair of Urgent and Emergency Care Clinical Implementation Group
    Medical Director for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
  • Janet Probert – Chair of Neighbourhood and Communities Strategic Oversight Group for the Better Health Programme
    Chief Officer of NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Dr Helen Simpson – Clinical Lead for Acute Paediatrics Maternity and Neonatal for the Better Health Programme
    Consultant Obstetrician
    South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Nick Roper – Clinical Lead for Acute Medicine for the Better Health Programme
    Consultant Physician
    North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Andrew Simpson – Clinical Lead for Urgent & Emergency Care for the Better Health Programme
    Consultant Clinical Director Emergency Medicine
    North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Stephen Bonner – Clinical Lead for Critical Care for the Better Health Programme
    Clinical Director & Research Director – Critial Care
    South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Matthew Trewhella – Clinical Lead for Radiology for the Better Health Programme
    Consultant Radiologist
    North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust