Professor David Haslam is chair of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
He is also National Clinical adviser to the Care Quality Commission, immediate past-president of the British Medical Association, past-president of the Royal College of General Practitioners, and visiting Professor in Primary Health Care at de Montfort University, Leicester.
He was a GP 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 the Care Quality 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 RCGP from 2001 to 2004, and was also a member of the NHS Modernisation Board, vice chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, a member of the Postgraduate Medical Education Training Board, a member of NHS Medical Education England, and co-chair of the MMC Programme Board from 2006-9.
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.
He was awarded the CBE in 2004 for services to Medicine and Health Care.