Chief Medical Officer to deliver annual health lecture

Karen Baxter

The UK’s new medical chief, Professor Chris Whitty, will deliver the annual Centre for Health Services Studies (CHSS) lecture at the University's Canterbury campus on 11 October.

His lecture, entitled Interdisciplinary Research and Neglected Areas, will take place from 18.00-19.30 at the Colyer-Fergusson Music Hall. It is free and open to all with no prior booking necessary.

Professor Whitty has been Chief Scientific Adviser at the Depart of Health and Social Care since 2018 and will take up his position as the new Chief Medical Officer for England and the UK Government’s Chief Medical Advisor in October.

practising NHS Consultant Physician in acute medicine and infectious diseases at University College London Hospitals, he is also Professor of Public and International Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Professor Stephen Peckham, Director of CHSS, said: ‘I am delighted that Professor Whitty will be giving our 2019 annual lecture. The topic of his talk is timely given the development of the new Kent and Medway Medical School and the establishment of the new NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Kent, Surrey and Sussex, both of which have a specific focus on addressing community health needs and improving health and social care services across the region.’

Professor Chris Whitty