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Sunday 16th June 2019

CMO for England appointed

4th March 2011

Dame Sally Davies has been appointed as chief medical officer for England.

She has been the interim chief medical office since May but the permanent appointment now means she is the first woman to hold the post. Dame Sally is currently director-general for research and development and chief scientific adviser at the Department of Health. She said: “I am honoured to be the 16th person and first woman to join the prestigious ranks of chief medical officer and I look forward to working with everyone to improve the health of the nation.”


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