NHS chief to help children in care

The NHS’s new clinical director for children says she will look at
how to improve the health of looked-after children.

Sheila Shribman’s appointment to the role, previously held by
England’s children’s commissioner, Al Aynsley-Green, was announced
this week.

As well as her focus on looked-after children, Shribman will
oversee implementation of the National Service Framework for

She also wants to develop links with the Department for Education
and Skills and look at the health benefits of Sure Start.

She is currently medical director at Northampton General NHS Trust
and registrar for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child
Health, and will start her new job in December.

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