Professor David Haslam CBE

chair, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence


Professor David Haslam is past-President and past Chairman of Council of the Royal College of General Practitioners, past-President of the British Medical Association, a former vice-chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, 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 GP in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, for many years and has been 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.

David is a Fellow of the:

  • Royal College of GPs
  • Faculty of Public Health
  • Academy of Medical Educators
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • Royal College of Physicians.

He’s 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. He was awarded a CBE in 2004 for services to medicine and health care, and has been awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Birmingham and the University of East Anglia.


Speaker at Pulse LIVE Birmingham 2018