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Dame Carol Black

Dame Carol Black

Professor Dame Carol Black, Expert Adviser on Health and Work to the Department of Health, England and Public Health England
Dame Carol is an Expert Adviser on Health and Work to the Department of Health, England and Public Health England. She chairs the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the Nuffield Trust, and maintains a deep interest in both the clinical and research aspects of connective tissue diseases. She is also a member of the Welsh Government’s Bevan Commission on health in Wales, Chair of the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB)’s Health and Wellbeing Policy Group, and a member of PwC’s Health Industries Oversight Board.
Prior to taking up her previous position as National Director for Health and Work, Carol Black was President of the Royal College of Physicians (2002 – 2006). She remains Chair of the UK Health Honours Committee, a member of the Council of the GMC and of the Board of the British Cardiovascular Society. In addition, she is non-executive Director of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement and a member of the Board of Governors of the Health Foundation.
In 2002 Dame Carol was awarded the CBE for her work on systemic sclerosis and in 2005 she was awarded the DBE for her services to medicine.