Richard was born and bred in Darlington and has been a GP for 28 years. Richard’s main interests are quality in General Practice and performance assessments of doctors giving concern.
Diane Murphy, Director of Nursing and Quality. Diane joined the NHS 37 years ago when she joined the NHS as a student nurse, qualifying as a registered nurse in 1984 and health visitor in 1991. She has held a range of senior clinical and managerial posts in both acute and community settings and has many years’ experience in Clinical Governance, quality and patient safety and large scale change and transformation. She is a passionate patient advocate, underpinned by the belief and commitment to ensuring the NHS provides efficient and high quality services to everyone.
Andie served as a firefighter for over 28 years, gaining strategic management experience with the County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service. Andie graduated from Teesside University in 2010 with a Master’s in Business and Administration (MBA) with a particular focus on Transformational Leadership. Andie joined Stockton BC as a senior manager leading Construction and Facility Services as part of the Community Services directorate of the council. Andie is also the lay member for Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG and South Tees CCG.
Michelle lost her teenage sister to cancer in 1995 and in 2003 at the age of 36, she survived thyroid cancer. Since then she has run, hiked and cycled all over the world raising money and awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support. By using her voice locally, regionally and nationally she has made a difference not only in her local community but also in the health and social care and voluntary and community sectors. She was incredibly proud to receive the British Empire Medal in 2013 for Voluntary Community and Charity Work in Darlington and County Durham. Michelle is driven by a passion to ensure that the patient, carer, and public voice is not only listened to but understood and acted upon appropriately.
Gill has held various nursing posts in the community, secondary and tertiary care settings. Recent posts have included Associate Director of Nursing at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust covering safeguarding, risk and clinical governance, a spell at the North East Leadership Academy and working in North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust as A&E Business Manager. Gill trained as a Registered General Nurse and Registered Sick Children’s Nurse at Great Ormond Street hospital in London. Following a period of time as a research nurse at St.James’s hospital in Leeds, she moved to the North East and has lived here for 20 years.