Deputy Chief Medical Officer

Professor Gina Radford

Professor Gina  Radford



Professor Gina Radford was appointed Deputy Chief Medical Officer on 5 January 2015.

She first joined the Department in 1998 as Head of the Public Health Development Unit, where she oversaw the work to establish NICE, before moving to become Regional Director of Public Health for the East of England, where she:

  • led on the Department of Health’s response to the Shipman Enquiry
  • represented CMO on the WHO’s Western Pacific Regional Committee

On leaving the Department of Health in 2007, Gina has held a number of roles:

  • Director of Public Health in Fife
  • Director of Public Health for East of England
  • Centre Director for Anglia and Essex for Public Health England

Deputy Chief Medical Officer

Two deputy Chief Medical Officers support the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in her role as independent adviser to government on medical matters and the Head of Profession for all directors of public health in local government.

Gina will support the work of Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, to improve the health of the nation.