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Dame Denise Platt wins Public Servant Award

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Dame Denise Platt has been named Public Servant of the Year in the 2008 Dods and Scottish Widows "Women in Public Life Awards". Dame Denise is Chair of the National AIDS Trust Board of Trustees as well as Chair of the Commission for Social Care Inspection.

The Awards celebrate women leaders in society, recognising and promoting the work of women in politics, business, the civil service and community leadership. 

Deborah Jack, Chief Executive of the National AIDS Trust commented:

“I would like to congratulate Dame Denise on this Award.  Dame Denise has been a champion of social care throughout her career. 

As Chair of the National AIDS Trust trustees she has always kept the needs of people living with HIV at the centre of our policy work.  Her experience and enthusiasm is invaluable to our work. I am delighted her many achievements have been recognised in this way.”

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The National AIDS Trust (NAT) is the UK's leading independent policy and campaigning voice on HIV and AIDS. It aims to prevent the spread of HIV, encourage early diagnosis, ensure people living with HIV have access to treatment and care, and eradicate HIV-related stigma and discrimination.