Dr Henrietta Ewart now intends to retire
The Director of Public Health Dr Henrietta Ewart has left her role with immediate effect.
Government says she now intends to retire.
Dr Ewart took up the post in December 2016 having served as interim director for 18 months before that.
Interim Chief Secretary Caldric Randall said: "The role of director of public health is hugely important to our community and will be advertised in due course.
"I’d like to thank Dr Ewart for her commitment and expertise during her time in post and wish her well for the future."
Dr Ewart's departure from government follows that of a number of other senior post holders including the chief executive of the Department of Health and Social Care.
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