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Sir Frank Atherton

Sir Frank Atherton is the Chief Medical Officer.

    He is responsible for:

    • working with Welsh Government policy departments and external partners on public health
    • leading the clinical contribution in Wales to improving the quality of healthcare and patient outcomes
    • leading the medical profession in Wales including medical regulation, education and training, standards and performance
    • the development of health and care research in Wales
    • maintaining UK and international links with other UK Chief Medical Officers, government departments and organisations

    He has previously worked as:

    • Deputy Chief Medical Officer in the Department of Health and Wellness in Nova Scotia, Canada
    • Director of Public Health in north Lancashire
    • President of the UK Association of Directors of Public Health

    Sir Frank Atherton

    Directorate for Health Policy
    Cathays Park
    CF10 3NQ

    Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg / We welcome correspondence in Welsh.