Director of Adult Services and Health (DASH)
Improving and protecting health by promoting a culture,
environment and behaviour that contributes to better health and by
arranging local health services in the most effective way;
promoting healthier lifestyles through local leadership, discreet
projects and services, and information for the public; protecting
health by planning for and responding to major health threats;
supporting commissioning by providing the intelligence and evidence
base to underpin excellence in health and social care services;
helping the County Council, NHS Worcestershire and Worcestershire
Partnership work together to meet key public health targets.
- 1994: Kings College School of Medicine and Dentistry
- 2001: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- 2004: Public Health Consultant Training Programme
Richard qualified as a medical doctor in 1994 and worked in
acute hospital medicine and A&E until specialising in Public
Health Medicine in 1998. Richard entered the Public Health
Consultant training programme in 1999 and spent five years in
national and international posts including work for the Department
of Health, Home Office and European Commission. Richard qualified
as a Consultant in 2004 and took a Consultant post with the Health
Protection Agency in London. He moved to Worcestershire in 2005 to
take up the post of Acting Director of Public Health for the former
Wyre Forest Primary Care Trust.
Richard was appointed to the new post of
Joint Director of Public Health for Worcestershire County Council
and NHS Worcestershire in 2007.
Senior Lecturer, UCL Department of Primary Care and Population
Institute of Clinical Excellence Technology Appraisal Committee
Salary: (paid jointly by Worcestershire County Council and NHS
Basic pay scale £74,504 - £100,446
Plus 5% supplement for on call
Plus £10,474 Director of Public Health supplement
Plus £11,828 Clinical Excellence Award
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