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David Haslam

David Haslam chairs Kaleidoscope’s Advisory Group.

David Haslam is Chair of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). He is also past-President of the British Medical Association, past-President of the Royal College of General Practitioners, visiting Professor in Primary Health Care at de Montfort University, Leicester. and Professor of General Practice at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. He was a family physician in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, for many years and has been chair of the NHS Evidence Advisory Committee, co-chair of the NHS Future Forum Information subgroup, 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, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, 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 lay public and translated into 13 languages, and well over a thousand articles for the medical and lay press. In 2014 he was named by Debretts and the Sunday Times as one of the 500 most influential and inspirational people in the United Kingdom, and he was awarded CBE in 2004 for services to Medicine and Health Care.

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


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