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Richard Harling

Richard HarlingDirector of Adult Services and Health (DASH)

Contact Details:

Telephone: 01905 766307       


Key Accountabilities:

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

Career Information:

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.

External Roles:

  •          Honorary Senior Lecturer, UCL Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences
  •          National Institute of Clinical Excellence Technology Appraisal Committee A

Salary: (paid jointly by Worcestershire County Council and NHS Worcestershire)
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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