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 the Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) lead for the regional demand management work stream and Breast Cancer. Neil is a practicing clinician, which strengthens his influence with local practices and other clinicians.
Neil is also the Clinical Accountable Officer for four other CCG’s that work collaboratively as part of a shared management arrangement in County Durham and the Tees Valley. Neil is a member of the Integrated Care System (ICS) Management Group representing the needs of local populations as Cumbria and the North East progress to become a shadow ICS.