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Sir Liam Donaldson to resign

16th December 2009

The Department of Health's Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson has announced that he will give up his post in May 2010.

Sir Liam has held the position since 1998. He wrote in his resignation letter: "I have been immensely privileged to serve in this post over the past nearly 12 years. I have been pleased to see many of my policy recommendations - stem cell research, smoke-free public places, reforms to the General Medical Council, changes to consent for organ and tissue retention and the creation of the Health Protection Agency - carried forward into legislation."

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