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David Fitzgerald

David Fitzgerald

Director of Policy and Strategy for the NHS Cancer Programme, NHS England

David became the Director of Policy and Strategy for the NHS Cancer Programme in January 2018. He joined NHS England after four years in the Cabinet Office Implementation Unit, where he led the social policy team which advised the Prime Minister on delivery in areas including health, education, skills, housing and welfare. From 2008 to 2013, David worked at the Department for Education, first as bill manager for the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill and then as head of Childcare Funding Division, where he led the implementation of the coalition government’s commitment to extend free childcare to two year olds from lower income families. Before that, David spent 12 years at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport where he worked on arts, sport and gambling policy, and as Private Secretary to the Arts Minister.

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