Dr Neil O’Brien
Chief Clinical Officer and Accountable Officer
Dr O’Brien has been a GP in Chester-le-Street for over 20 years. He has a special interest in cardiology and previously worked as a GP with special interest in this area. Neil is a practising clinician, which strengthens his influence with local practices and other clinicians.
Neil is also Clinical Accountable Officer for Sunderland and South Tyneside CCGs. He is a member of the Integrated Care System (ICS) Management Group for the North East and North Cumbria.
During the past year Neil has chaired the ICS vaccination board, overseeing the rollout of the flu and Covid-19 vaccine programmes. Neil is also a member of the national clinical advisory group on the national Covid vaccination rollout.