Doctor appointed federal health department chief

Professor Brendan Murphy will step up from his role as Chief Medical Officer

A doctor is set to become the most senior health bureaucrat in the country.

Professor Brendan Murphy
Professor Brendan Murphy.

The Federal Government has confirmed Professor Brendan Murphy will be appointed as the new secretary of the Department of Health, following the retirement of Glenys Beauchamp.

Professor Murphy, currently Chief Medical Officer, will officially take on the department

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