Charlotte K Bright

Deputy Director at Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

Deputy Director, International Reciprocal Healthcare, Global Health Group, Department for Health and Social Care
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Charlotte Bright is currently a Deputy Director at the Department for Health and Social Care. Working within the EU, Trade and Union directorate at the Department, Charlotte is responsible for international reciprocal healthcare policy, leading on negotiating and implementing multilateral and bilateral healthcare agreements, including the Protocol on Social Security Coordination agreed as part of the EU/ UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement in 2020.

Prior to this role she led on the Ageing Society Grand Challenge as part of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy, and worked for many years on social care funding, service reform and emergency response. Notably, she was a senior official within the secretariat for the Independent Commission on the Funding of Long-Term Care, chaired by Sir Andrew Dilnot and led on a developing care reform options for the Prime Minister in 2017. Charlotte also has experience of working on emerging sectors and disruption in BEIS, as well as having been a Deputy Principal Private Secretary.

Charlotte has been a civil service since 2006. Prior to that she worked in management consultancy and social research. She has a degree in Modern History from Corpus Christi College, Oxford and a Masters in Social Science (Research Methodologies) from the Open University.