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Two new faces take the helm in healthcare; New executive directors have been appointed to enhance the healthcare of the North East. Health Reporter HELEN RAE explains.


TWO new executive directors have been brought to the helm to help shape the healthcare of the region.

Joe Corrigan has taken up the role of director of finance and contracting, and Ian Davison is the new director of informatics and project management for NHS North of Tyne. Mr Corrigan is a management accountant by profession and trained in Newcastle. He has previously held finance director posts in Teesside and East Durham and various senior management posts throughout the North East. He is familiar with the North of Tyne area.

He previously held the deputy director of finance position for North Tyneside PCT from 2002 to 2004 and prior to that, he was primary care group manager for Whitley Bay PCG and GP fundholding manager for Newcastle and North Tyneside Health Authority. Mr Corrigan is married with two children and lists his hobbies as having great fun with his children.

He said: "I am delighted to take up the position of director of finance and contracting and excited to be returning to the North of Tyne area, where I have spent a number of years in various positions earlier in my career." Mr Davison was previously associate director of Information Communications Technology with NHS North of Tyne. He joined the NHS six years ago heading up the shared Newcastle and North Tyneside PCTs Information Management and Technology directorate prior to the establishment of " They bring a experience private sector invaluable lead our in shaping services NHS North of Tyne. Mr Davison has previously held various senior management posts within retail, manufacturing and consultancy, as well as successfully achieving business qualifications and chartered engineer status. His hobbies include walking and cycling with his wife and two sons.

He said: "I am extremely pleased to be appointed to the executive board of this organisation after a history of working in the North of Tyne during my NHS career. "I'm really looking forward to the challenge of this broader role and continuing to improve the work we do as an organisation."

with them of from the public will be in helping organisation the heath our local Chris Reed, chief executive of NHS North of Tyne, said: "We would like to offer a warm welcome to our two new executive directors in joining us at NHS North of Tyne. "They bring with them a wealth of experience from the private and public sector, which will be invaluable in helping to lead our organisation in shaping the heath services for our local population."


A NEW DIRECTION - Joe Corrigan, left, and Ian Davison have both been appointed to new roles with NHS North of Tyne
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Oct 12, 2009
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