David Evans became Chief Executive at Northumbria NHS FT in November 2015. He qualified from Newcastle University in 1978 and trained in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in the Northern Region, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Simpson’s Maternity Pavillion.
He spent a year as Wyeth Research Fellow at the MRC Human Reproduction & Growth Unit in Newcastle.
He has been a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust for 27 years and involved in Medical Management for over 20 years, having served for eight years as Clinical Director and 12 as Medical Director.
His work has included developing major service change & re-configurations, clinical leadership, consultant recruitment methods, clinical governance, clinical standards and patient safety.
He was an NCAS assessor for 12 years and a member of the assessor training team for seven years. He was also a member of and trainer for the RCOG Invited Reviews Team and Revalidation lead for its UK Board.