NHS England

Department of Health written question – answered on 28th November 2014.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Shadow Minister (Public Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the National Clinical Director of Work and Health post was deleted; for what reasons that post was deleted; and what plans his Department has to replace that post.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The National Clinical Director for Health and Work was created in 2006 to provide independent leadership to a formal, cross-Government health, work and well-being programme of work. The role ended with the formal conclusion of the programme at the end of 2011. The Department has no current plans to reinstate the role.

Dame Carol Black was appointed the first National Director for Health and Work (1 September 2006 – 31 December 2011). Since then, the Department has appointed Dame Carol as its Expert Adviser on Health and Work, a role she also performs for Public Health England. Additionally, Dame Carol chairs the Public Health Responsibility Deal Health at Work Network.

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