Former nurse appointed as director of public health

Director of Public Health for St Helens, Liz Gaulton
Director of Public Health for St Helens, Liz Gaulton

ST Helens has a new director of public health.

Liz Gaulton started her career as a staff nurse in 1989 before becoming a Primary Care Development Nurse in 1996.

She was then appointed the Health Improvement Manager for the Liverpool Health Authority in 1999 before becoming a Public Health Specialist with Knowsley Primary Care Trust in 2001.

In 2006, she was appointed Knowsley’s Deputy Director of Public Health and she spent time as Director of Public Health in Blackburn before returning to Knowsley as the service director for Early Intervention, Commissioning and Child Health.

Since last year, Liz has led the children’s health agenda across NHS Merseyside. She has also been on the Voluntary Register for Public Health since 2006 and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health.

Karen Beeby, of the St Helens Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We are delighted that Liz has been appointed Director of Public Health for St Helens. Her clinical background and experience will help us to improve the health of local people.”

And Carole Hudson, chief executive of St Helens Council, said: “I am delighted to welcome Liz to the post and I’m looking forward to working closely with her to move the health agenda forward.”