Network Support Team

Prof Graham Venables

Clinical Director

Graham is the Clinical Director for the Clinical Networks.

He is responsible for providing leadership, clinical advice and support to the Yorkshire and the Humber Clinical Networks that now include networks covering all ages mental health, maternal health, cancer and diabetes.
He is a past President of the Association of British Neurologists and Fellow of the European Stroke Organisation. He trained as a neurologist in Newcastle upon Tyne and New York becoming consultant neurologist first in Edinburgh and then Sheffield where he was Clinical Director for Neurosciences. Following the publication of the National Strategy for Stroke he became Clinical Lead for Stroke in the Cardiac and Stroke network in South Yorkshire and focused his clinical activity on hyperacute stroke care and stroke prevention.


Ian Golton

Deputy Director Clinical Networks

Ian is the Associate Director for Clinical Networks and the Senate in Yorkshire and the Humber.  His role is to lead the CN and Senate Support Team and to direct its work. Ian has a background in psychology, and many years of experience in the field of service improvement and redesign. He has worked in a diverse range of health service posts since 1986, all of which have involved analysing, developing and changing services to benefit patients. He was formerly the Director of NHS Stroke Improvement Programme, a national quality initiative that established and worked with Stroke Care Networks and stroke/TIA services to implement the requirements of the National Stroke Strategy (2007). Ian is based at our Oak House office in Rotherham.



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