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Professor. Chris Jones

Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Wales

Welsh Government

About Me

Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Wales

Professor Chris Jones is Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Wales, having joined the Welsh Government as Medical Director, NHS Wales in June 2010. Prior to this, he was Medical Director of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. He is a doctor and cardiologist on the GMC specialist register for General Medicine and Cardiology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London 

Chris is also an Expert Lead for Health Services Research in Wales and Professor of Health Services Research at Cardiff University Medical School. 

Chris qualified in medicine in London in 1981 and undertook clinical and research training in London, Cardiff and the USA. He was appointed as the first Consultant Cardiologist in Bridgend in 1994 and went on to lead the development of a high performing clinical cardiology service over the next 15 years. During this time, he also spent 4 years as a Senior Lecturer in Cardiology at Cardiff University and has published over 80 original peer review papers. 

Chris's career in medical management began in 2003 when he became an Associate Member of Bridgend Local Health Board and also the Deputy Medical Director of Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust. He subsequently worked there as Director of Clinical Medicine and then Associate Medical Director of ABM University Trust before moving to Cardiff. 

As DCMO and Deputy Director of Population Healthcare Division, Chris supports work to improve the health and well-being of the population and develop healthcare services that provide high value to patients in terms of outcome and experience.