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The North East and North Cumbria Congenital Heart Disease (NENC-CHD) Network covers a population of 2.9 million people in the North East and North Cumbria. It is hosted by Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust and includes 7 acute trusts.


Chair:                                           Jonathan Wyllie

Clinical Director:                            David Crossland

Paediatric CHD Lead:                     Abbas Khushnood

Adult CHD Lead:                            Louise Coats

Network Nurse Lead:                     Kaye Walsh

Network Manager:                         Terry Phillips

Network Data Analyst:                   Gwen Taylor

Network Administrator:                  Wendy Nee

Patient & Family Representatives:   Ivan Hollingsworth

                                                   Michelle Sinclair

NHSE Representative:                    Steven Duckworth


Trust Representatives (paeds/adults):                   

County Durham & Darlington          El Mehdi Garbash     Jenny Crilley

Gateshead Health                          TBC                        Ray Meleady

North Cumbria                               Paul Whitehead       Louise Buchanan

Northumbria                                  Abubaker Akak        Thomas Green

North Tees & Hartlepool                 Subhan Christudas   Helen Oxenham

South Tees                                   TBC                        Andrew Sutton

South Tyneside & Sunderland         Majd Abu-Harb         Raj Mohindra                                                                                                Shahid Junejo