Graeme Chapman is new chair of Newcastle Health Innovation Partners

Graeme Chapman has been appointed chair of Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) Strategy Board.

NHIP is the Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) for the region and brings together five partner organisations to deliver excellence in research, health education and patient care. Our partners are Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle University, Newcastle City Council, Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust and the Academic Health Science Network.

Graeme brings over 30 years’ experience delivering business transformation across a number of industries, including Healthcare, Life Sciences, Central Government, Retail Banking, Manufacturing and Utilities.

He spent his early career in Energy Engineering but spent the later part of his career in Information Technology.  Graeme worked at Microsoft for over 20 years, spending 10 years working in Health and Life Sciences with a significant focus on digital transformation strategy.

He is currently a Non-Executive Director for Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is the Chair of the Trust Quality Committee.

Commenting on his new position, Graeme said:

“I am delighted to chair NHIP’s Strategy Board and I very much look forward to working closely with colleagues across the organisations to continue to accelerate the partnership in the right direction.

“Having been born, educated and employed in Newcastle, I have a strong connection with the region. I feel passionate about growing and developing the combined systems in place across NHIP to result in better patient outcomes.”

NHIP Director, Prof David Burn, comments:

“We are thrilled to welcome Graeme to NHIP and work together in enhancing the success we have across the established infrastructure that has been created by collaborative working.

“With his wealth of knowledge and experience, this appointment is a natural fit and we are looking forward to seeing the impact Graeme will have on NHIP as we go from strength to strength.”

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