Ananta Dave

Dr Ananta Dave

Chief Medical Officer designate, Black Country Integrated Care System

Dr Ananta Dave is Chief Medical Officer designate of the Black Country Integrated Care Board, part of the Black Country and West Birmingham Integrated Care System. Prior to that she was Executive Medical Director and Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist at Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT). She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) and holds Chair and member positions on Faculty and Committees at RCPsych.
Dr Dave works regionally and nationally in addressing healthcare inequalities and in developing a leadership culture which promotes equality, inclusivity and talent of the workforce, which in turn leads to good quality patient care. She is keenly involved in promoting doctors’ mental health and wellbeing and was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2019 to travel to the United States and study the topic of preventing doctor suicides.
She holds a Master’s in Medical Ethics and Law and is an Honorary Asst. (Clinical) Professor at the University of Nottingham.
Dr Dave is the first female President of the British Indian Psychiatric Association (BIPA). In July 2021 she was appointed an expert member of an independent Parliamentary Panel set up by the Health and Social Care Committee to evaluate the Government’s commitment to mental health care.