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29 October 2014
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Niall Dickson to leave BBC

Niall Dickson, Social Affairs Editor for BBC News, is to leave the corporation at the end of the year.

Niall is to join the King's Fund as Chief Executive.

Niall joined the BBC as Health Correspondent in 1988, became Chief Social Affairs Correspondent the following year and took up his present post in 1995.

BBC's Director of News, Richard Sambrook, said:

"Niall has been an outstanding journalist and a highly effective editorial leader of our coverage of UK policy issues.

"Few have reflected better than him the inner workings of both Whitehall and the Health Service.

"His ability to uncover original stories and important debates has been second to none.

"He will leave with our very best wishes for the future."

Niall, a former winner of the British Medical Association's Broadcaster of the Year Award, said:

"I have had 15 marvellous years at the BBC, working alongside talented colleagues who operate with integrity and dedication.

"In many ways I shall be sad to leave - it has been a great organisation to work for and I am proud of what it has achieved during the time I have been here."



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