Professor Dame Sally Davies is the Chief Medical Officer for England and also advises the UK Government. She holds responsibility for Research and Development, and is the Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health. The CMO is the independent advisor to the UK Government on all medical matters, with particular responsibilities regarding Public Health. In particular, she provides professional leadership for Directors of Public Health in England.
As Director General for Research at the Department of Health she was instrumental in transforming the health research system in the NHS through the creation of the National Institute for Health Research. This has re-invigorated clinical and applied health research, transformed experimental medicine, and strengthened University/NHS partnerships. As CMO and CSA for the Department of Health, Dame Sally has worked tirelessly, and successfully, to put scientific evidence at the heart of Government decisions that affect people’s health.
Professor Dame Sally Davies was appointed Chief Medical Officer in 2010. She will speak about the highly topical subject of Anti-microbial resistance in relation to her role.
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Professor Dame Sally Davies
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