Deputy Chief Medical Officer

Dr Jenny Harries OBE


Dr Jenny Harries was appointed Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England in July 2019.

Career highlights:

  • Regional Director for the South of England at Public Health England (PHE) and PHE’s Deputy Medical Director
  • Joint Director of Public Health, for Norfolk County Council and NHS Norfolk and Waveney
  • Joint Director of Public Health, NHS Swindon and Swindon Borough Council
  • Local Director of Public Health, Monmouthshire Local Health Board and Public Health Consultant Lead for the South East Wales Regional Commissioning Unit
  • member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation since 2007
  • member of the Expert Advisory Group on the NHS Constitution
  • worked in policy, evaluation and clinical roles in Pakistan, Albania, India and New Zealand

Deputy Chief Medical Officer

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

Previous roles in government

  1. Regional Director, South of England


  1. New deputy chief medical officer appointed for England