RMN, SRN, RCNT, RNT Dip N (London) , BA Ed ,
Paul joined the National Health Service in 1966 and worked in
both mental health and acute care settings including a six month
secondment with the Overseas Development Administration to the
Island of St Helena in 1987. He has also advised and helped
to implement new health care programmes in many countries
world-wide. He took up teaching in the late 1970s and
progressed into management becoming Director of the Durham College
of Health in 1989. He was responsible for delivering cost
effective non-medical health care education and rationalised a
number of Teaching Centres under the auspices of the then Northern
Regional Health Authority. He was appointed Chief Executive of the
amalgamated Durham and Teesside College of Health in 1993 and
further rationalised teaching centres across the combined area.
He transferred with his College to Teesside University in April
1995 and became Dean of the new School of Health & Social Care
in the year 2000. Under his leadership, the School grew from
3000 to over 14,000 students and was renowned for the excellence of
its teaching, innovation, research and employer engagement.
The School was focused on meeting the education and training
requirements of the Health and Social care workforce and
consequently its activities continued to evolve and diversify over
the years. Whilst its core business related to delivering
full-time pre-registration programmes for all the non-medical and
social work professions, it had an extensive portfolio of part-time
awards and developments included programmes on Leadership,
Service Improvement, Psychological Therapies, Human Factors,
Commissioning, Paramedic , Dental , Foundation degrees and
apprenticeships. Programmes were delivered
internationally using innovative electronic and virtual learning
tools. All education and training activity was delivered from
the perspective of the patient needs and indeed was the first
University Health School to establish a service user committee.
Paul was appointed Professor in March 2004 in recognition of his
professional and academic leadership and received an OBE in the
2010 New Year Honors for services to health care. In March
2014, he received a personal achievement award from the
Vice-Chancellor for his outstanding contribution to Teesside
University. He was appointed Chairman of County Durham &
Darlington NHS Foundation Trust with effect from 1 March 2015.
Appointed as Chief Executive on 1 March 2012,
having previously held the position of Deputy Chief Executive
and Chief Operating Officer at the Trust, Sue Jacques has been a
Director of Finance for more than ten years and holds an MA in
Noel Scanlon has been a registered nurse for over
thirty years and spent the last ten or so in senior nursing roles
in the NHS, including two Executive Director of Nursing positions
and Deputy Chief Executive in large acute secondary hospital
trusts. He has also spent three years in a senior nursing
role for the state health provider in Qatar.
Jeremy is a consultant surgeon at the Trust
and has worked for the organisation since 2008. He has held
the position of Care Group Director for Surgery since August
Jeremy trained at St George's hospital medical school in London,
graduating in 1995 and then achieved an MD thesis at Hull before
completing his higher surgical training in the North East.
His clinical interests include general and colorectal surgery
with a subspecialist interest in pelvic floor conditions such as
rectal prolapse, constipation and incontinence.
Carole Langrick joined the Trust in February
2015. She is a former Director of Strategic Development and a
former Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive with an
extensive health service career commencing as a nurse and moving
into a variety of clinical, managerial and leadership roles.
Brown is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified
Accountants with over 22 years of experience in NHS Finance. He has
held positions within Acute Hospitals, Strategic Health
Authorities, Primary Care Trusts and Foundation Trusts.
Mrs Jennifer Flynn MBE was appointed on 1 October 2014 by
the Council of Governors as a non-executive director. Jenny is an
experienced non-executive director in the NHS having served on the
Board of the Durham Dales PCT and then County Durham PCT
previously. She is also member of the Joint Audit Committee for the
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Durham
Constabulary. Jenny is also active within the local community and
was awarded the MBE for services to her community of Tow Law in the
birthday honours of 2001 and in 2005 was appointed a Deputy
Lieutenant for County Durham. Jenny is also a qualified solicitor
and still practices part-time in Consett, specialising in elderly
Appointed 1 June
2016 until 31 May 2019. Michael is an
experienced non-executive director, having served on the Board of
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and with the housing
association Tees Valley Housing.
A former Principal and Chief Executive of Hartlepool College of
Further Education, Michael oversaw the building of the college's
new £55m campus, and served on numerous local, regional and
national committees in a career that spanned 34 years in further
education. Michael serves on the Boards of two local
charities and as a Director of a local primary school.
Appointed 1 June
2016 until 31 May 2019. Paul has worked as a
management consultant, helping businesses improve their commercial
performance and specialises in turn arounds, re-engineering, large
tender and contract negotiation.
Prior to this, Paul has spent most of his working life in
commercial roles where he was Chief Executive, Commercial Director
and Trading Director within large organisations including Black
& Decker, Bryant & May, The Body Shop, EMI Music Celesio
and Alliance Boots.
Paul is also a Non-Executive Director of Synchronicity Care Ltd,
a wholly owned subsidiary of the Trust.
Appointed 1 June 2018 until 31 May 2021. Steve began his
career in the public sector where he spent ten years working in
economic regeneration, bringing inward investment to the North
East. He then took his skills into the private sector working
for utility providers, where he developed a specialty in HR,
ultimately working at Director level and subsequently working as a
HR Director in the aviation sector.
Steve now runs his own HR consultancy, working for clients close
to home and as far afield as Kazakhstan. Steve is also a
Non-Executive Director of Port of Tyne and operates his own UK wide
mediation practice with a number of UK and European clients in a
variety of sectors covering chemicals and processing, transport and
logistics. media services, financial services and higher
education. Through a Birmingham-based charity, Steve
undertakes mediation for children with special educational
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community