|Chief Medical Officer for Wales|
|Assumed office |
1 August 2016
|Preceded by||Dr Ruth Hussey|
|Education||University of Leeds|
|Known for||Chief Medical Officer for Wales|
Atherton was formerly deputy chief medical officer in the Department of Health and Wellness in Nova Scotia, Canada, director of public health in north Lancashire, and president of the UK Association of Directors of Public Health. He was appointed as Chief Medical Officer for Wales in April 2016, following the retirement of the previous postholder, Dr Ruth Hussey.
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Welsh Government adviseory video on Christmas rules, for those previously shielding. Chief Medical Officer, Dr Frank Atherton explaining what the relaxation of the rules means for those who were previously shielding.