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Professor Sue Hill OBE PhD DSc CBiol FIBiol Hon FRCP, Chief Scientific Officer

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    16 March 2011
Sue Hill

Professor Sue Hill PhD DSc CBiol FIBiol Hon MRCP OBE was appointed as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) at the Department of Health in 2002. A respiratory scientist by background, she is the professional head of the 53,000, healthcare scientist workforce  in the NHS and related organisations.

Sue provides expert advice to ministers and senior government officials and leads on or contributes to the development of policy and other initiatives across the Department of Health.

A significant part of her job involves working across government and with external stakeholders to deliver strategic change, deliver new and innovative ways of working, improve evidence based patient, diagnostic and medical device services and to raise the profile and importance of science in health.

In addition to her Chief Professional Officer role, she is also the:

  • National Clinical Lead for Physiological Measurement diagnostics including for audiology (covering hearing and balance disorders) and co chair of the newly formed DH Diagnostics Clinical Committee
  • SRO for the UK Modernising Scientific Careers programme
  • DH Science and Society Champion
  • Joint National Clinical Director for the DH  Respiratory  Programme inclusive of Home Oxygen Services and has been leading the development of the national COPD strategy

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Modernising Scientific Careers (MSC)

Following the launch of the England Action Plan in spring 2010, MSC is currently being implemented across all SHAs

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