Chief Scientific Officer (England)

Chief Scientific Officer (England)

The Chief Scientific Officer in England is the head of profession for the 53,000 healthcare scientists working in the National Health Service and its associated bodies.

The Chief Scientific Officer is one of the six professional officers (including the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Nursing Officer who are employed within the Department of Health. These roles lead of their own professional groups as well as providing expert knowledge about their specific disciplines to civil servants and Government Ministers.[1]

The Chief Scientific Officer has responsibility for delivering the Government's strategy for a modernised healthcare science workforce. They are also responsible for developments in scientific services in the NHS and for raising the profile of science in health. [2]

Professor Sue Hill OBE has been the Chief Scientific Officer since October 2002. [3]


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