Sanjay is a keen teacher, dedicated to the teaching and training of doctors and other healthcare professionals. Sanjay was the Foundation Programme Director for seven years during which he raised the profile of doctor teaching and training at WWL. Sanjay has published several publications, delivered talks throughout the country, and is an active member of various cardiovascular organisations which aim to reduce the incidence and improve the management of cardiovascular disease. During this period Sanjay ensured high-quality care was provide for patients through various quality initiatives and via the implementation of 7 day working in the Trust.
The board is made up of the chairman, chief executive, executive directors and non-executive directors. Paul Garvin - Chairman My role as the Chairman of the Board is to make sure that the Executive and Non-Executive Directors have a clear vision and strategy to meet the needs of our patients and the needs of the organisation.
I then need to ensure that the Non-Executive Directors work with the executives so that we are delivering on that vision and strategy. As Non-Executives, we bring our previous experience of running large organisations to the trust so that we consider different ways of working in the interest of patients and to improve care for patients not just now but for the future too.
My passion for excellent patient care and experience is as strong as it was the day I joined the NHS. I was awarded an MBE for services to the health service in I successfully delivered the key compliance elements of the Monitor Terms of Authorisation as well as directing the annual clinical services strategic development plans and managed service transformation to support strategic direction.
In partnership with the Director of Nursing, I am also responsible for achieving high quality patient care ensuring safe and efficient practices and meeting the needs of patients and their carers.
Part of this role also involves managing the performance of medical staff to ensure they deliver efficient and effective services. Julie Lane - Director of nursing, patient safety and quality I am an experienced nurse and midwife having held a number of clinical and senior nurse posts.
I qualified as a registered nurse in and a registered midwife in I have worked as a midwife in London, Hartlepool and latterly Sunderland. My current role of Director of Nursing includes a portfolio for professional standards clinical governance, nursing and midwifery workforce patient safety and quality.
This experience includes both multi-national and multi-site operations in both the private sector and the NHS. Alan Sheppard - Director of workforce My role is to ensure that the Workforce directorate supports people to deliver high quality, safe patient care.
I have held a number of national and regional leadership roles in the NHS relating to health informatics. My former NHS roles include: Prior to joining the NHS, I worked within the private sector in a range of senior commercial, operational and engineering management positions, predominantly in the chemical, electronics and FMCG industries.
I am a Chartered Engineer by profession; holding a professional doctoral degree DProf in Technology enabled transformational change. Julie Parkes - Interim director of operations I am a registered Occupational Therapist, qualifying inhaving held a number of clinical posts in the NHS, predominantly neurology and neuro-muscular areas.
I joined this trust in and have held a number of leadership roles, including with national AHP leads, more latterly as Associate Director of Out of Hospital Care services. I am passionate about leadership development and supporting innovation to facilitate new approaches to service delivery across in and out of hospital care services.
In my current role I am responsible for the effective operational and resilient delivery of in and out of hospital services, with a focus on future strategic planning that involves stakeholders across a spectrum of heath care and voluntary services.
Rita Taylor - Senior independent non executive director I was appointed in to my role from 1 January until 31 December I was then re-appointed by the Council of Governors until 31 December Prior to that, I held the position of Youth offending manager at Darlington Borough Council and former teacher at schools, colleges and prison service.
Steve Hall - Independent non executive director I am passionate about the area and the people of Hartlepool and Tees. I bring a wealth of knowledge and skills to the trust from my very successful business portfolio and management career. My fellowship of the Royal Society helps bring an external challenge and my role as a Magistrate brings understanding and compassion in the very real social and economic issues facing our community and our patients.
I am always seeking to further the trust values both regionally and Nationally and never compromise putting patients first. Since the start of I have worked as an independent researcher, collaborating with academic colleagues based at a number of UK universities.
I continue to be an honorary Fellow with Durham University.For the service in Wales, see NHS Direct Wales. NHS Direct was the health advice and information service provided by the National Health Service (NHS), established in March The nurse-led telephone information service provided residents and visitors in England with healthcare advice 24 hours a day, every day of the year through telephone contact on the national non-geographic 46 Guidance, advice and information services for health, public health and social care professionals.
Meet the board Our trust board of directors is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation and making sure the organisation is performing as it should be.
If you continue to use the site without changing your settings, we'll assume you agree to this. Rob Forster Deputy Chief Executive/Director of Finance Contact: Alison Jones - 82 Rob was appointed as Director of Finance and Informatics in July , after joining the Trust as Deputy Director of Finance in April