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14 June 2017 6:30pm

The Health of the Nation - Challenges and opportunities for the 21st Century

Gina is Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, a post she took up in January 2015. Her main area of responsibility is the non-communicable disease aspect of public health. Prior to her current role she has held a number of roles in public health, at local and regional level. Most recently she was as Centre Director for Anglia and Essex for Public Health England, and helped lead nationally on the public health response to Ebola. She was until recently Chair of one of the NICE Public Health Advisory Committees. She has previously worked on a number of national projects, including leading the Department of Health's response to the Shipman Enquiry, undertaking a review of specialist public health for CMO Scotland, chairing a national short life working group looking at the issue of making difficult decisions in NHS Scotland, and undertaking the evaluation of the first pilot (regional bowel cancer detection pilot) for the Be Clear on Cancer National Awareness and Early Diagnosis (NAEDI) campaign, on behalf of the Department of Health and Cancer Research UK. Outside work, Gina is an ordained Minister in the Church of England. She enjoys riding, walking the ageing dog, reading, and is the village duck warden!

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