Dame Sally Davies FRS FMedSci

Dame Sally Davies FRS FMedSci


Dame Sally Davies FRS FMedSci HonFBPhS


Department of Health

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Dame Sally Davies is Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Medical Advisor to UK Government. She advises on medical matters with particular responsibilities for public health providing leadership to public health directors. She founded the National Institute for Health Research and was the Department of Health’s Chief Scientific Adviser and Research and Development lead. Sally is a member of several prominent international advisory committees and sat on the WHO Executive Board. Her 2013 Annual Report highlighted the increasing threat from AMR and called for global action to address this. Sally continues to advocate globally on AMR. She chaired the World Innovation Summit for Heath 2013 AMR forum and chairs the WHO AMR Strategic & Technical Advisory Group. She raised public awareness of AMR through a Penguin book and TED talk. Sally is Fellow of the Royal Society and member of the National Academy of Medicine.