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David Haslam


David Haslam works at Kaleidoscope.

Previously, David was Chair of NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, from 2006 to 2019. He is also past-President of the British Medical Association, past-President of the Royal College of General Practitioners, and Professor of General Practice at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. He currently chairs the Trustee Board for CLIC Sargent

He was a GP in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, for many years and has been chair of the NHS Evidence Advisory Committee, an expert member of the NHS National Quality Board, chair of the NQB Quality Information Committee, and National Clinical Adviser to both the Care Quality Commission and the Healthcare Commission.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of GPs, a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. David was Chairman of Council of the Royal College of GPs from 2001 to 2004, and was also vice chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.

He has written 13 books, mainly on health topics for the public, translated into 13 languages. For several years he was listed in the Health Service Journal as one of the most influential people in the NHS, and in 2014 he was named by Debretts and the Sunday Times as one of the 500 most influential and inspirational people in the UK. David was awarded a CBE in 2004 for services to health care, and in 2019 he was knighted for services to NHS leadership.

David is especially proud of his Life-Saving Certificate, aged 11.

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