Executive Medical Director
Dr Alistair Blair was appointed Executive Medical Director in April 2021, having previously held the role of GP medical director since 2018 where his role was to lend a clinical voice to the leadership team and advocate for the patient at the organisation’s highest levels. He continues to work clinically as a GP in Northumberland.
Alistair grew up in Northumberland and qualified as a GP in 1999. He is a GP partner with Valens Medical Partnership in the county and was clinical accountable officer and then chair of NHS Northumberland CCG from July 2012 until joining Northumbria Healthcare in 2018.
Alistair was previously on the national board for NHS Clinical Commissioners and has a longstanding interest in enabling clinical integration to deliver for patients and professionals. He has worked twice for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in war zones in Sri Lanka and the Kenya Somali border area.