A TEAM of managers from County Durham and Darlington Priority Services NHS Trust triumphed at the Annual Management Challenge in Birmingham.

Teams from trusts around the country had to operate as a board of directors to tackle a series of problems. Their actions were assessed by representatives from the Department of Health.

The County Durham team of Graeme Stuart, Levi Buckley and Phil Dyson, who look after people with mental health problems, substance misuse and learning disabilities, came top in two of the judging categories in the competition.