New operations director for clinical support and screening services appointed

Posted on Wed, 06/10/2021

Mike Graham

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Mike Graham as the new director of operations for clinical support and screening. He replaces Chris Charlton who retired on October 5th, following 40 years’ service at Gateshead.

Mike is currently Assistant Director of Service and Business Development at Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where he has worked for 13 years in various roles.

He joined the NHS in 1991 and qualified as a CIPFA accountant in 1992. He has also worked in senior finance, operational and strategic roles at both City Hospitals Sunderland and Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals.

Mike Graham said: “I’m looking forward to joining the team and to bring my knowledge and experience to continue to deliver excellent clinical support and screening services for the population of Gateshead and beyond.”

Congratulating Mike Graham on his appointment, chief operating officer, Joanne Baxter at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I am looking forward to working with Mike. He brings valuable experience and a wealth of knowledge having had operational roles within a range of NHS services including therapy services, radiology, surgical specialities, audiology and genetics.”

Mike will join the organisation in December 2021.


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