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Sally Davies steps down as England’s chief medical officer

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 08 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l654
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

England’s first female chief medical officer (CMO) is moving on to become the first female master of Trinity College, at the University of Cambridge, in the autumn.

Sally Davies was appointed CMO for England and chief medical advisor to the UK government in March 2011, after having held the post on an interim basis since June 2010.

Before her appointment, Davies worked as an NHS consultant haematologist for 30 years and was the first UK medical practitioner to specialise in sickle cell …

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