NHS England appoints two new deputy chief dental officers

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Eric Rooney

Janet Clarke and Eric Rooney have been appointed as deputy chief dental officers by NHS England.

They will both work part time reporting to the chief dental officer, Sara Hurley.

Eric Rooney qualified in 1983 from the University of Dundee and joined NHS England recently in November, coming from Public Health England where he is a consultant in dental public health in the north west.

‘I am excited about this opportunity to work with NHS England and the dental profession to develop and transform our dental services for the benefit of patients and the public,’ Eric said.

NHS England

Janet Clarke

Janet Clarke qualified in 1981 from the University of Birmingham and currently works as the associate director for dental services in Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust.

Janet will start her role on the 1 January 2016 and she has previous experience in the domains of wider healthcare policy, dental commissioning and undertaking operational healthcare management and strategic leadership assignments.

‘I look forward to joining NHS England and working to further develop initiatives to continue to improve the oral health of adults and children, particularly the most vulnerable in our societ,’ Janet said.

One comment

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    I understand that the task you’ve both taken on is massive, as I am former NHS worker.

    I have a Phobia surrounding dentistry and have been on a waiting list for almost a year, waiting for a CBT approach to solving my problem.

    I am in awe of the work you’re both doing and hope you get the support you deserve.

    Yours faithfully.
    Paul Thompson.

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