Iona Heath

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Iona Caroline Heath CBE FRCGP is an English medical doctor and writer who was president of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) from 2009–2012.

Dr Iona Heath

Career[edit]

Heath graduated from Cambridge University in 1974.[1] She worked as a GP in Kentish Town in London from 1975 to 2010.[2][3]

She was first elected a member of RCGP's council in 1989.[1] In June 2009 she was elected President of the RCGP.[4] She was on the WONCA World council of general practice. She developed a second career by becoming a speaker at national and international events and acting as adviser to practising doctors.

In 2014 she chaired a panel looking into the side-effects of statins.[5][6]

Honours[edit]

She was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2000 New Year Honours for services to the Care of Elderly People.[7]

Publications[edit]

  • Matters of Life and Death: Key Writings, Routledge, 2007 ISBN 978-1846190964
  • The mystery of general practice , Nuffield Trust, 1995 ISBN 0900574933

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Mystery of General Practice" (PDF). The Nuffield Trust. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 August 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  2. ^ Philip, Keir (15 June 2011). "Seeing people in their own clothes". Careers. BMJ. 342: d3338. doi:10.1136/sbmj.d3338.
  3. ^ Heath, I. (4 February 2014). "Iona Heath: Not keen on posh boys". BMJ. 348: g1286. doi:10.1136/bmj.g1286. PMID 24495956.
  4. ^ Iacobucci, Gareth (2 June 2009). "Veteran GP campaigner wins RCGP presidency battle". Pulse. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  5. ^ "2014 Power 50: 46". Pulse. 24 September 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  6. ^ Gallagher, James (2 August 2014). "BMJ 'right' in statins claims row". BBC News.
  7. ^ "DBE, KBE, CBE civil". BBC News. 31 December 1999.