Sue Hart

Health Programme Manager

Respiratory, Bone Health, Polypharmacy

Sue is a Registered General Nurse, educated to masters’ level and holds numerous qualifications in the management of respiratory disease. She has over 40 years of specialist knowledge and experience within both the NHS and pharmaceutical industry. Sue also works in general practice on a clinical consultancy basis, managing patients with respiratory conditions.

Sue began working with the AHSN NENC in 2014 leading a COPD project in the west of Newcastle. In 2015 she took on the role of Respiratory Programme Lead across the NENC with responsibility for the development of a three-year programme of education, innovation and support to meet the needs of the region. The Respiratory Programme currently includes various projects supporting the management of both asthma and COPD.

In April 2018 Sue took over the management of the Bone Health Programme, working to develop and implement specific service transformation initiatives in this area. A project recently completed in conjunction with Newcastle Gateshead and North Tyneside CCGs has been able to demonstrate significant cost saving potential and this is now being replicates across the entire North of England.

Sue also leads the Polypharmacy workstream of the Medicines Optimisation Programme and is responsible for the delivery of the Campaign to Reduce Opioid Prescribing (CROP) project across the region.

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