GPs at the Deep End North East North Cumbria

The Team

The organisational group behind Deep End NENC is made up of local GP leaders, Newcastle University academics and experienced NHS managers.

Dave Julien | Chair

Dave has worked as GP in South Tyneside. He is currently Clinical Director of South Tyneside CCG and CEO of First Contact Clinical.

Martin Weatherhead | Clinical Lead

Martin is a GP at Bridge View Medical Group in Sunderland. He has had leadership roles with the Sunderland GP Alliance and All Together Better Sunderland.

Sameena Hassan | Clinical Lead

Sameena is a GP at Chopwell Primary Health Care Centre and Clinical Director for Gateshead Outer West Primary Care Network (PCN).

Guy Pilkington | ICS Link

Guy is a GP in Cruddas Park in Newcastle. He has previously chaired the Newcastle Gateshead CCG and currently chairs the NENC ICS Prevention Board.

Claire Norman | GP/First5 Representative

Claire is a GP at Cruddas Park Surgery in Newcastle. While Claire was training she was involved in co-designing the network and offering a trainee/First5 GP perspective on working in the Deep End and now works in a Deep End practice.

Jo Wildman | Evaluation and Research

Jo is a Research Fellow with the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) North East & North Cumbria. Jo is involved in the co-design and evaluation of our Deep End network.

Sarah Sowden | Evaluation and Research

Sarah is a HEE/NIHR ICA Clinical Lecturer at Newcastle University and Honorary Consultant in Public Health within the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID), North East region.  Sarah leads a programme of applied, mixed methods research addressing health and healthcare inequalities.  This includes working in partnership to co-design and evaluate the region’s ‘Deep End’ primary care network.

Rachel Henwood | Project Manager

Prior to working with Deep End, Rachel was a Senior Commissioning Support Officer with NECS. Rachel is currently on maternity leave.