Dr Brown, who is also Executive Director of Nursing, Allied Health Professions and Patient Safety for South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust and has extensive experience in delivering services.
Dr Brown was previously Director of Nursing and Professional Practice at Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care NHS Trust. Before that, he worked for South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland, where he was an Assistant Director of Nursing and Primary Care, with managerial and professional responsibility for a range of services, including community hospitals, mental health services for older people, GP Out of Hours, Minor Injury Units and nursing in the community.
Other roles in his career have included: planning and commissioning nurse with Southern Health and Social Services Board; Senior Professional Officer with Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors and Lead Nurse (Practice Development) and Lecturer/Research Practitioner in Nursing with Newry and Mourne Health and Social Services Trust and University of Ulster (joint appointment). Dr Brown gained his Doctorate in Nursing Science degree in 2007 through undertaking a research study on the experience of loneliness among people with life-limiting illness.
He is a Trustee and Council Member of the Queen’s Nursing Institute.