We are thrilled that Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy will be joining us at our 60th Anniversary event at the House of Commons on Wednesday 7th June.

Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy was appointed as England’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer (DCMO) in October 2021. Dr de Gruchy supports the Chief Medical Officer on health improvement issues and is co-lead of the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities.

Dr de Gruchy did her clinical training in South Africa. She worked clinically in South Africa and then in the NHS and has over 20 years’ public health experience. Before becoming DCMO, Dr de Gruchy was the President of Association of Directors of Public Health, having previously worked as Director of
Population Health at Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council and the Director of Public Health for the London Borough of Haringey.

Career highlights:

  • President of the Association of Directors of Public Health for 4 years, including the first 3 waves of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Director of Population Health at Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council and elected chair of the Greater Manchester Directors of Public Health (2020 to 2021)
  • Director of Public Health for the London Borough of Haringey and Chair, London Association of Directors of Public Health (2012 to 2014)
  • Deputy Director of Public Health at Nottingham City NHS Primary Care Trust

“We are delighted to have Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy, England’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer joining us on June 7th, 2023 at the House of Commons where we are celebrating 60 years of work at the Institute of Health Promotion and Education. We look forward to hearing Dr de Gruchy’s insights into health and wellbeing.”  Prof Stephen Palmer IHPE Trustee and Honorary Vice President.

 

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