Ananta Dave

Dr Ananta Dave

Chief Medical Officer, Black Country ICB

Dr Ananta Dave is the Chief Medical Officer of the Black Country Integrated Care Board, part of the Black Country Integrated Care System. She is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist by background and closely involved in undergraduate and post graduate medical education. She was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) in July 2023 in recognition of her work in psychiatry and mental health.  Also, in July she was appointed Presidential Lead for Retention and wellbeing at RCPsych. 

She was the first female President and is immediate Past President of the British Indian Psychiatric Association (BIPA). In 2022 she was awarded ‘Doctor of the Year’ by BAPIO (British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin). 

Dr Dave works regionally and nationally in addressing healthcare inequalities and in developing a diverse & humane leadership culture leading to good quality patient care. She is keenly interested in doctors’ health and wellbeing and was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2019 to study the topic of preventing doctor suicides in the US. She is a Trustee of the charity Doctors in Distress which works to protect the mental health and prevent suicide of healthcare workers.  

In addition to her medical qualifications, Dr Dave holds a Master’s in Medical Ethics and Law and is an Honorary Asst. (Clinical) Professor at the University of Nottingham.