Dr Frank Atherton

Dr Frank Atherton is the Chief Medical Officer.

He is responsible for:

  • working with Welsh Government policy departments and external partners on public health
  • leading the clinical contribution in Wales to improving the quality of healthcare and patient outcomes
  • leading the medical profession in Wales including medical regulation, education and training, standards and performance
  • the development of health and care research in Wales
  • maintaining UK and international links with other UK Chief Medical Officers, government departments and organisations

His has previously worked as: 

  • Deputy Chief Medical Officer in the Department of Health and Wellness in Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Director of Public Health in north Lancashire
  • President of the UK Association of Directors of Public Health

Dr Frank Atherton

Directorate for Health Policy
Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ

Tel: 029 2082 3911