NICE has appointed the current national clinical director for end of life Care as a new non-executive Board director.
Professor Bee Wee’s appointment was announced following approval by health secretary Sajid Javid.
As national clinical director, she led the Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People, a group set up to improve end of life care engage with their families and carers.
In addition, Professor Wee is clinical lead and consultant in palliative medicine at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is an associate professor at the university.
She was previously president of the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland from 2010 to 2013. She was awarded a CBE in 2020.
Professor Bee Wee said: ‘I look forward to working with the leadership team and wider staff network to support the organisation as it continues to deliver its ambitions plans to further improve health and care decision making.’