Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Joint Lead for the Office of Health Improvement and Disparity (OHID), Department of Health and Social Care
Dr de Gruchy started as England’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer in October 2021. Dr de Gruchy supports the Chief Medical Officer on health improvement issues and is co-lead of the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities. Dr de Gruchy did her clinical training in South Africa. She worked clinically in South Africa and then in the NHS and has over 20 years’ public health experience. Dr de Gruchy's career highlights include: President of the Association of Directors of Public Health for 4 years, including the first 3 waves of the COVID-19 pandemic;
Director of Population Health at Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council and elected chair of the Greater Manchester Directors of Public Health (2020 to 2021); Director of Public Health for the London Borough of Haringey and Chair, London Association of Directors of Public Health (2012 to 2014); and Deputy Director of Public Health at Nottingham City NHS Primary Care Trust.