Prof Dame Sally Davies is to leave her post as England’s primary medical officer to end up being the very first female master of among Cambridge University’s most distinguished colleges, it has actually been revealed.
Davies, who has actually held the position of primary medical officer for 9 years, has actually been designated by the Queen as master of Trinity College, Cambridge University, the Department of Health and Social Care stated.
It is the very first time the task has actually gone to a female. Davies was likewise the very first female primary medical officer for England. She will stop that function at the end of September and use up her brand-new position in October.
Davies formerly worked for 30 years in the NHS as an expert haematologist. She was likewise the director general of research study and advancement for the NHS and assisted to produce Genomics England.
She stated: “I wish to commemorate the exceptional clinicians, researchers and public servants who have actually supported me in this function– males and females who are working relentlessly to enhance the health of the country.
” It has actually been an honour to be the very first female primary medical officer. I have actually enjoyed it from the start and I will continue to do so right up till I complete. I am happy to be designated as the master of Trinity College following a prominent list of predecessors and as the very first lady.”
She included: “I can ensure everybody that I will continue adding to the worldwide battle versus [antimicrobial resistance] from my brand-new function.”
The health secretary, Matt Hancock, stated Davies had actually been a devoted public servant and a driving force in health.
” She has actually led the battle versus antibiotic resistance and public health dangers, and has actually originated world-leading action throughout an entire series of locations,” he stated. “She’s been not simply England’s primary medical officer however led believing all over the world. Sally has actually been a motivation to all of us and I make sure has a big quantity still to contribute in the future.”
Trinity, which was established by Henry VIII, is among Cambridge’s most affluent colleges.