In 1999 he migrated North and has since fulfilled various PCT Director-level positions in the north east including Managing Director of Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland Community Services (MRCCS) where he prepared the organisation firstly for Foundation Trust status, then for life as an independent social enterprise. Immediately prior to his current role, he was interim Chief Executive for NHS Tees.
In his present role as Managing Director of NHS North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) he has been responsible for the development of a brand new type of NHS organisation that is both commercially sustainable and fit to become independent of the NHS. But, first and foremost, NECS exists to provide the best possible commissioning support to its Clinical Commissioning Group and Area Team customers.
In September 2016 Stephen was appointed interim Chief Executive of NHS Cumbria CCG (part-time), whilst continuing with his Managing Director role in NECS. Stephen led the CCG through an organisational improvement programme, financial recovery, consultation on a new clinical model and the development of North Cumbria as an integrated care system. Stephen reverted back to his position as full time Managing Director of NECS in April 2018.
Chris has 10 years senior finance experience in Health and has been fundamental to the standardisation of contract management delivery in the North East, supporting the CCGs in managing over 1,000 healthcare contracts worth £2.5billion.
Chris has expert technical knowledge of Payment by Result for emergency admissions, key health datasets and analytical programmes (e.g. SLAM, HES, SUS) and expert understanding of the different funding streams for health.
Chris is the end-to-end process owner for the NECS Business Intelligence contract management process.
Business Information Services Director
Ian is one of the founding directors of NECS and is passionate about delivering high quality, efficient and innovative services. He has accountability for all of NECS’ internal IT systems and business intelligence requirements as well as those of our customers. The Business Information Services team includes ICT infrastructure management, ICT service desk and delivery, data management and business intelligence tools and applications.
Corporate Services and Organisational Development Director
Claire leads NECS’ corporate services teams, including HR, organisational development, governance and communications, who deliver high quality services to our customers, as well as internally.
Our corporate services work with our ICS partners to transform services and find opportunities to improve quality and efficiency.
Claire is passionate about providing valuable services to customers, and supporting the health and wellbeing of staff to ensure they achieve their full potential.
Clinical Services Director
Shane leads the clinical and operational teams, they ensure the provision of high quality, customer focussed commissioning support services in Cervical Screening Administration Service; Clinical Quality; Medicine Optimisation, All Age Continuing Care; Provider Management and Joint Commissioning, as well as leading our Customer Programme Management Team of senior, experienced staff that manage the day to day relationships with NECS customers.