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Eric Rooney

Eric Rooney

Chief Dental Officer, NHS England
Qualified as a dentist in 1983, Eric has worked in clinical practice and held a number of roles in the NHS including Clinical Director, Medical Director and Consultant in Dental Public Health. He has wide experience of dental policy development and in 2008/9 he co-authored ‘NHS Dental Services in England, An Independent Review’ led by Professor Jimmy Steele. He is currently Clinical Lead for the Department of Health’s Dental contract reform programme and chairs the Evaluation Sub Group. Eric has been an invited Board member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is a Past President of the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD).He took up post as Deputy Chief Dental Officer at NHS England in November 2015 and leads the work on primary pare networks, integration and new models of care.