Expert Advisory Group

This page contains information about the members on the Expert Advisory Group.

 Professor the Lord Ajay Kakkar

Professor the Lord Kakkar

Professor the Lord Kakkar is Professor of Surgery, University College London; Consultant Surgeon University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Chairman for Clinical Quality, University College London Partners Academic Health Sciences System and Director of the Thrombosis Research Institute, all in London, UK.

Lord Kakkar completed his medical education at King's College Hospital Medical School, University of London, and was awarded an MBBS in 1988 and a PhD in 1998 from Imperial College London. He was made a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1992, was created a life peer in 2010 and sits on the cross benches of the House of Lords.

 Dr Angela Coulter

Dr Angela Coulter

Angela Coulter PhD, Hon FFPH, Hon FRCGP is a health policy analyst and researcher who specialises in patient and public involvement in healthcare.

She is Director of Global Initiatives at the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, Boston, and a Senior Research Scientist at the Department of Public Health, University of Oxford. She is also Senior Visiting Fellow at the King’s Fund in London, holds Honorary Fellowships at the UK Faculty of Public Health and the Royal College of General Practitioners and is a Trustee of National Voices. She will provide the patient perspective in all discussions on the review.

She was previously a lay member of the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB).

 Bill Reid

Professor Bill Reid

Professor Bill Reid has been postgraduate dean in South East Scotland since November 2008, after a 15 year career as a Consultant Geriatrician in the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow.

Lanarkshire born and a Glasgow graduate (1980), his early clinical and research training was in Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Edinburgh, before returning to Glasgow as a senior registrar. He has been active in national educational roles for over 25 years, serving on RCPSG College Council, as well being honorary secretary for three years with NACT (UK). 

 Clare Marx

Ms Clare Marx, CBE

Clare Marx CBE, FRCS has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since 1990, working in Ipswich, a medium sized district general hospital in East Anglia. She now specialises in lower limb arthroplasty surgery.  Ms Marx is a Trustee and Council member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Council lead for Patient safety and Chair of the Invited Review mechanism.

Previously Chair of the Trauma and Orthopaedic SAC 2004-6, Ms Marx was co-author of the T&O curriculum 2006. She was President of the British Orthopaedic Association 2008-9. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and member of the British Hip society and the British Knee Society.

 Sir John Savill

Sir John Savill

Sir John Savill, BA, MBChB, PhD, FRCP, FRCPE, FRCSEd (Hon), FASN, F.MedSci, FRSE, is Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council, and Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine in the University of Edinburgh.

He served as Chief Scientist at the Scottish Government Health Directorates from 2008 to 2010.

Sir John was knighted in the 2008 New Year’s Honours List for services to clinical science.

 John Jenkins

Dr John Jenkins, CBE

After training in paediatrics and intensive care in Belfast and Toronto, Dr John Jenkins CBE, MD (Hons), FRCPCH, FRCP (Edin), FRCPI was appointed Consultant Paediatrician in 1982 and subsequently Senior Lecturer in Child Health at Queen’s University Belfast. He retired from clinical practice at the end of 2010.

He had been a member of the GMC for the period 2003 - 2012 and has chaired the Standards and Ethics Committee which led the development of standards and guidance for all UK doctors. He was also a member of the UK Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board, and chairman of its Training Committee. Dr Jenkins had chaired the GMC's Postgraduate Board for the past four years and is very involved in the coordination and development of all stages of medical education and training throughout the UK.

 Malcolm Lewis

Professor Malcolm Lewis

Professor Lewis has been a GP in Swansea since 1988 and had been a member of the GMC for the period 1999 - 2012. His main role is as Director of General Practice at the Wales Deanery, where he has developed unique roles for the Postgraduate Deanery in relation to GP and hospital based Appraisal, GP Clinical Governance and remedial support for doctors in difficulty.

These activities have created strong links with the NHS in Wales. He is immediate past-chair of the UK Directors of Postgraduate GP Education and had been Chairman of the GMC’s Continued Practice, Revalidation and Registration Board for the past four years. He is Honorary Professor of Primary Care at the School of Medicine, Swansea University and Senior Medical Officer/Adviser to the Welsh Government on Medical Education, Professional Standards and Revalidation.

 Professor Paul Stewart

Professor Paul Stewart

Paul Stewart is Dean of Medicine in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences at the University of Birmingham. From 1982-2002 he was a Medical Research Council (MRC) Senior Clinical Fellow in Birmingham and since then he has held an honorary Consultant contract with the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. In 1995 Professor Stewart was awarded a personal Chair in Medicine and Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and in 1999 was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Professor Stewart serves as Secretary-Treasurer to the International Society of Endocrinology, a Trustee of the British Heart Foundation, a member of the MRC Strategy Board and is Chair of the MRC Careers and Training Committee. He has authored over 300 original peer-reviewed publications and has delivered numerous prize lectures to specialist societies. 

Professor Peter Dolton

Professor Peter Dolton

Professor Peter Dolton is currently a Professor of Economics at the University of Sussex and a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics.

He studied for his BA at Essex University, MA at the University of Warwick and his PhD, University of Cambridge. His main areas of research are in applied econometrics, labour education and health economics.

Professor Dolton has published over 120 articles in economics journals.  He is currently a member of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body and been a consultant to the World Bank and OECD and various government departments, He has been an Associate Editor of the Economic Journal, and the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society.

Dr Peter Nightingale

Dr Peter Nightingale

Dr Peter Nightingale FRCA, FRCP, FFICM, FRCP Edin, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at the University Hospital of South Manchester, was President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists until September 2012.  

He has been Vice Chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, Co-Chair of the Medical Programme Board and of the Medical and Dental Recruitment and Selection Project Board, and a member of the NHS Future Forum and of the Centre for Workforce Intelligence Reference Group.  He remains a Trustee of the Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC).

Susan James

Ms Susan James

Sue James is Chief Executive at Derby Hospitals NHSFT.  She has worked in the NHS for over 35 years. 

Although the majority of her posts have been in the acute sector, Ms James has also worked in regional and national roles. 

 She was a member of the National Leadership Council, and is currently the Interim Chair of the East Midlands Local Education and Training Board. 

Dr Tom Dolphin

Dr Tom Dolphin

Dr Tom Dolphin is previous Chairman of the BMA's Junior Doctors Committee (JDC), dealing with contract negotiations and issues such as education and training, workforce planning and revalidation. He is currently training to be an anaesthetist and has a particular interest in obstetric anaesthesia.

Dr Dolphin has been involved with the JDC for a number of years in various roles including Deputy Chair for the Education and Training subcommittee.