08 June 2018

Professor David Haslam is knighted for his services to NHS Leadership

David has been honoured in Her Majesty, the Queen’s birthday honours list to recognise his outstanding achievements in NHS Leadership.

Professor David Haslam is knighted for his services to NHS Leadership

Professor David Anthony Haslam, Chair of NICE is to be knighted for his services to NHS Leadership.

Professor Gillian Leng, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Health and Social Care:  “We are absolutely delighted that David’s achievements are being recognised in this way. David’s passion for healthcare is admirable and he is an inspiration to the people around him. David has been an exceptional leader at NICE for the last 5 years and will continue to endeavour in the coming years.”

In 2004, David was awarded a CBE for services to medicine and healthcare and by 2014 David was named by Debretts and the Sunday Times as one of the 500 most influential and inspirational people in the United Kingdom.

Early on in his career, David was a GP in Ramsey in Cambridgeshire though now he lives in rural Dorset. Later, Professor Haslam spent some of his time as President and Chairman of Council of the Royal College of General Practitioners, President of the British Medical Association, a vice-chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and other renowned medical organisations.

Professor David Anthony Haslam, Chair of NICE: "I'm really thrilled and honoured to be acknowledged in this way, but I am absolutely clear that I owe this to all the people I have worked with, particularly the board and staff at NICE. Careers are rarely about individuals - they depend on teams, and I am really lucky to be working with so many extraordinarily talented people."

David is also a Fellow of: Royal College of GPs, Faculty of Public Health, Academy of Medical Educators.

He has written 13 books, mainly on health topics for the lay public, and well over a thousand articles for the medical and lay press.

David’s passion for healthcare is admirable and he is an inspiration to the people around him

Professor Gillian Leng, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Health and Social Care

I'm really thrilled and honoured to be acknowledged in this way, but I am absolutely clear that I owe this to all the people I have worked with, particularly the board and staff at NICE

Professor David Anthony Haslam, Chair of NICE