Following the recent RSM Council election from among current trustees, Professor Gillian Leng has been appointed as Honorary Librarian, and will remain in post until September 2021.
Professor Leng has been a member of the Royal Society of Medicine since 1999. She became a trustee in 2013 and has previously held the Honorary Librarian post. As part of her role, she will continue to be involved in the care and maintenance of the RSM’s Library collection.
Commenting on the announcement, Professor Leng said: “I’m delighted to have been re-elected as the Honorary Librarian for the RSM. The Library is a fantastic resource for RSM members and I’m privileged to be able to support its continued development.”
Gillian Leng is currently the Deputy Chief Executive at NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, and a visiting professor at King’s College London.
At NICE, she has been responsible for the running of the clinical guidelines programme, and for setting up NHS Evidence. More recently she has been responsible for establishing the NICE accreditation programme, which accredits the process of guidelines developed by third parties.
She was involved in the Cochrane Collaboration as it first became established, and still contributes as an editor to the EPOC Group (Effective Practice and Organisation of Care).