What is an SAS doctor?

Dr Mike Wilkinson, a SAS doctor at the QE Gateshead, explains who ‘SAS doctors’ are and how they support vital services in our Trust and the NHS as a whole

So what is a SAS doctor? And what do they do?

“You don’t look like a typical Vicar”

Joan Robinson talks about her role as a hospital chaplain and the unique view it gives her on hospital life and the whole community in Gateshead.

Andrea Adams: Digitally transforming the Trust

Andrea Adams NHS Gateshead GDE Blog

I am relatively new to the Trust and have only been in post for around a year. My job role is Digital Transformation Programme Lead and was brought in to the Trust to deliver the GDE Fast Follower programme, providing digital transformation for our clinicians.

Heritage tour hits pathology


Our Pathology Centre in Gateshead opened its doors to heritage enthusiasts this month and spaces were filled in record time.

Denise McLaughlin talks about the Accessible Information Standard

Denise AIS NHS Gateshead

I have always worked to support those with learning disabilities.

Ian Cardy: Improving patient safety through digital transformation

Blog Nervecentre Gateshead NHS

When I first became a nurse over 30 years ago we never used any computers or digital devices on the wards. In fact, when the ward I was working on first got a computer, it was just there unused, as nobody knew what to do with it!

Tony Neary is championing digital transformation

Digital transformation is going to big, very big. I started working at QE in 2001 and have spent the majority of my professional life working for the Trust within anaesthetics.

Looking after your mental health

In this week’s blog Kerry Gowland from the workforce department talks about how the organisation is supporting staff when it comes to their mental health.

Andy Rooks: Mobilising Nervecentre

Patient care is the most important aspect of my current role; it always has been and always will be. I started my role working within Clinical Informatics following 26 years working frontline as a qualified nurse.

Working on Nervecentre: Elouise Dellin

Elouise Dellin

Although it sounds like a cliché I have always wanted to be a nurse, my nanna was a nurse and my mother is a nurse.


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