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Professor Dame Carol Black, National Director, Health and Work

PROFESSOR DAME CAROL BLACK DBE, MD, FRCP, MACP, FMedSci, is the UK National Director for Health and Work, Chairman of the Nuffield Trust, Chairman of the Governance Board of the new Centre for Workforce Intelligence, President of the British Lung Foundation, and Pro-Chancellor of the University of Bristol. She is currently co-chairing an independent review of sickness absence on behalf of the government.

She is a past-President of the Royal College of Physicians, and has recently stepped down as Chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. The Centre she established at the Royal Free Hospital, London is internationally renowned in the field of connective tissue diseases. Since the early-1990s, she has worked at board level in a number of organisations, including the Royal Free Hospital Hampstead NHS Trust, the Health Foundation, the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, and the Imperial College Healthcare Charity, and recently chaired the UK Health Honours Committee.

She is a trustee of the National Portrait Gallery, a member of the Committee for the Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service, and is on several national committees aiming to improve healthcare. She is a foreign affiliate of the US Institute of Medicine and has been awarded many honorary degrees and fellowships.

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