NHS Medical Director

Bruce KeoghProfessor Sir Bruce Keogh KBE,  is the NHS Commissioning Board’s Medical Director. He continues in his role as Medical Director of the National Health Service in England until the NHS Commissioning Board becomes fully operational in April 2013.

As Medical Director of the National Health Service in England. He is responsible for clinical quality, policy and strategy and postgraduate education of doctors, dentists, pharmacists and clinical scientists. He oversees the work programme of the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) and until recently, he sponsored the work programme of NICE.  He has recently been appointed National Medical Director on the NHS Commissioning Board.

Prior to this, he had a distinguished career in surgery reflected by presidency of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland, Secretary General of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery International Director of the US Society of Thoracic Surgeons and president of the Cardiothoracic Section of the Royal Society of Medicine.  He has served as a Commissioner on the Commission for Health Improvement (CHI) and the Healthcare Commission and was knighted for services to medicine in 2003.

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