The Board

Northumberland Sport is in the process of establishing a new Advisory Board and once members are appointed we will updated this page.  In the meantime, we are pleased to introduce our new Chairman, Patrick Price.

Patrick Price – Board Chairman

Patrick is a senior manager responsible for Community Health Services in Northumbria Healthcare Trust and has worked in Northumberland for the NHS in various guises for over 20 years.  His background is in management of public health programmes, community development and community engagement programmes and working with marginalised communities including Deaf and Hard of Hearing and LGBT communities.

He is also experienced in developing partnership initiatives to improve health and wellbeing with Local Authorities, the VCS and Third Sector and the private sector including national pilots such as the Department of Health Teenage Health Demonstration Site programme. He sits on two national advisory boards; one concerning the development of Sexual Orientation Monitoring Programmes and on a national research steering group measuring the impact of LGBT staff network groups.

He is a keen runner and swimmer and is a qualified Leader in Running and Fitness . His role as Chair of Northumberland Sport enables him to ensure that the continued promotion of health and wellbeing is maximised through the further development of partnerships to improve both the commissioning and delivery of physical activity programmes in Northumberland.

“I believe that participating in physical activity at whatever level, gives people a significant boost to their physical, emotional and mental health.  In the NHS we see the results of inactivity and understand the burden this places on local services, carers and most importantly on the individuals themselves. If we can prevent ill health developing or help to mitigate the effects of long term conditions by encouraging the inactive to be active”