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Sheila Shribman

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Sheila Shribman
Occupationconsultant pediatrician
Years active1980s–present
Medical career
AwardsJames Spence Medal (2012)

Sheila Shribman CBE is a British pediatrician. Shribman was most notable for the successful integration of children's services in hospital, community and mental health settings, working closely with the local authority. She was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire during the 2011 New Year Honours and awarded the James Spence Medal in 2012.

Early life and education

Shribman completed a degree at Cambridge University and went to London for training at multiple hospitals including Great Ormond Street Hospital.[1]


Shribman began her career as a consultant pediatrician in the 1980s. Early in her career, Shribman was a member of a committee on children protection for eighteen years and worked at the Northampton General Hospital in the 1990s.[2] While at Northampton, she was the hospital's medical director for eleven years.[3]

In 2005, Shribman was named the Department of Health's National Clinical Director for Children.[4] Prior to her appointment, Shribman worked for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health as a registrar for three years.[5] After her position with the Department of Health ended in 2013, she was selected by Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust as a non-executive director and reelected in 2017.[3] In 2017, Shribman was a board member of the Evelina London Children's Hospital.[1]

Outside of healthcare, Shribman was named chair of the Dartmouth Food Festival in 2017.[6]

Awards and honours

In 2011, Shribman was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire at the 2011 New Year Honours.[7] In 2012, she was awarded the James Spence Medal.[8]

Personal life

Shribman has three children.[5]


  1. ^ a b Woolvin, Steph (May 2017). "Sheila Shribman, New Chair of Dartmouth Food Festival". By the Dart Magazine. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Child Health: DoH announces national director". Children & Young People Now. 20 September 2005. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Sheila Shribman reappointed as Non-Executive Director". Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  4. ^ Callaghan, David (20 September 2005). "Doctor becomes new children's tsar". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b Ghose, Dipika (4 January 2006). "Big interview: Framework for good health - Sheila Shribman, national clinical director for children's services". Children & Young People Now. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Sheila Shribman". Dartmouth Food Festival. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  7. ^ "New Year honours list: GBEs, DBEs and CBEs". The Guardian. 31 December 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Dr Sheila Shribman". Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
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