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Dame Christine Beasley, DBE
Chief Nursing Officer for England

  • Last modified date:
    18 November 2008
Christine Beasley, Chief Nursing Officer

Christine Beasley was appointed Chief Nursing Officer in October 2004 and is the Director General within the Department of Health for Professional Leadership (including Allied Health Professions) and for Children, Families and Maternity. She is also the lead director for Reducing Health Associated Infections and the Cleaner Hospitals Programme.

She was awarded an Honorary Professorship in Nursing by Thames Valley University in 1997 and is the Pro Chancellor at the University. She has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Northumbria  and Sheffield Hallam. She is also a Fellow of the Queen’s Nursing Institute and a Trustee of Marie Curie Cancer Care.  Christine was awarded a CBE in 2002 and a DBE in June 2008. She is married with three sons, two stepsons and four grandchildren.

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