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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.