Dr Joe Chidanyika

National Programme Manager (Lipid Management)

CVD, Lipid Management, FH

Joe joins the AHSN NENC team as the national AAC / AHSN Lipid Management and FH Programme Manager, an important area of work, both regionally and nationally.

Joe will work with Professor Julia Newton and Maria Roche to deliver the national AAC / AHSN Lipid Management/FH programme, which also merges the previous independently delivered programme of work to support the Rapid Uptake Product (RUP) PCSK9i, which the AHSN NENC also lead on nationally.

Joe has a clinical background as a RGN by profession, with specialist cardiothoracic experience. In his career to date, he has worked in several organisations including Primary Care Trusts in Teesside,  and in local government within Middlesbrough Council’s Public Health directorate, as the clinical lead. His responsibilities included commissioning and service improvement for local authority mandated services – sexual health and the CVD NHS Health Check programme. He also previously sat on the English HIV and Sexual Health Executive Board for three years, representing North East and North Cumbria stakeholders and commissioners.

He joined the AHSN NENC on secondment coming from Public Health England, where he was the regional CVD Health and Wellbeing Programme Manager.


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