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Meet the Team

We are the Innovation Team and are the first point of contact for inventors and innovators in CDDFT.

We work in partnership with staff, departments, external organisations and businesses to help inventors and innovators to turn their ideas into reality.

Research and Innovation Director - Zaher Toumi, Consultant Bariatric Surgeon

Research and Innovation Associate Director - Donna Johnston, Associate Medical Director


Research and Innovation Manager - John Mulcahy,


Innovation Support Officer - Hannah Gibson

'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 Hospital