Monday 16 May 2016
Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Public Engagement Programme
Most people think of the GMC as the policeman of the profession but their role is much broader. The GMC’s primary purpose is to protect patients.’ Professor Terence Stephenson will discuss his experience of safety in different industries, including healthcare, aviation, oil and gas and how safer medicines and environments are making a difference in health services.
Professor Stephenson will explain how the GMC’s work can make patient care safer through:
About Professor Terence Stephenson
Professor Terence Stephenson is Chair of the General Medical Council for the period of 2015-2018. He was formerly Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges for 2012-2014 and President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 2009-2012.
Professor Stephenson is also Nuffield Professor of Child Health at the Institute of Child Health, University College London and Co-Director of the Children’s Policy Research Unit. He has been elected an honorary Fellow of ten colleges or academies, in the UK, Ireland, Hong Kong and Australia.
Professor Stephenson was formerly Dean of the Medical School and Professor of Child Health at the University of Nottingham, and a non-executive Director of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
He is an Honorary Consultant in Paediatrics at University College London Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital London and has Co-Authored seven textbooks. His research has mainly been in physiology of early life and acute paediatric illness and Professor Stephenson and published over 275 peer reviewed papers, editorials and chapters. As a researcher he has received over £8 million in funding.
Mr B Sethia, President, Royal Society of Medicine
Stevens lecture: The GMC as a 21st century patient safety organisation
Professor Terence Stephenson, Chair, GMC
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