Dr Neil O’Brien

Chief Clinical Officer and Accountable Officer

Dr O’Brien has been a local GP in Chester-le-Street for over 20 years. He has developed a special interest in cardiology and has previously worked as a GP with special interest in this area. Neil is a practicing clinician, which strengthens his influence with local practices and other clinicians.Neil is also the Clinical Accountable Officer for two other CCG’s in Sunderland and South Tyneside.  Neil is a member of the Integrated Care System (ICS) Management Group representing the needs of local populations at the North East and North Cumbria ICS.During the last year Neil has chaired the ICS vaccination board overseeing the roll out of the flu vaccination programme and the Covid vaccination programme, Neil is also a member of the national clinical advisory group advising the national roll out of the Covid vaccination.