Muir Gray

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Sir J.A. Muir Gray

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Known forUK National Screening Programme, National Library for Health
Scientific career
InstitutionsOxford University, NHS

Sir John Armstrong Muir Gray CBE FRCPSGlas FCLIP is a British physician, who has held senior positions in screening, public health, information management. and value in healthcare. He is currently the Chief Knowledge Officer for EXi, a digital health therapeutic prescribing exercise to people with or at risk of up to 23 long-term health conditions.

He was director of Research and Development for Anglia and Oxford Regional Health Authority and supported the United Kingdom Centre of the Cochrane Collaboration in promoting evidence-based medicine. He held the positions of director at the UK National Screening Committee, during which he helped pioneer Britain's breast and cervical cancer screening programmes,[1] and National Library for Health, and director of Clinical Knowledge Process and Safety for the NHS National Programme for IT.[2]

He was knighted in 2005 for the development of the foetal, maternal and child screening programme and the creation of the National Library for Health.[1]

He was the director of the National Knowledge Service and Chief Knowledge Officer to the National Health Service, a Director of the healthcare rating and review service iWantGreatCare and is Public Health Director of the Campaign for Greener Healthcare.[3]

In 2006 he developed the NHS's framework for value (triple value). He was then the founding Director of the NHS Rightcare[4] programme, trying to change the culture of the NHS to become a higher value organisation. He published many influential Atlases of Variation. He then left to found Better Value Healthcare, and then the Oxford Centre for Triple Value Healthcare, a mission driven social enterprise.[5]

He is also one of the original authors of the IDEAL framework for surgical innovation.[6]

Selected Books[edit]

  • Gray, Muir (2015). Sod 70!. Bloomsbury Press. ISBN 978-1472918970.
  • Raffle, Angela E; J.A. Muir Gray (2007). Screening: Evidence and practice. OUP Oxford. ISBN 978-0-19-921449-5.
  • Gray, J.A. Muir (2007). How to Get Better Value Healthcare. Offox Press. ISBN 978-1-904202-01-1.
  • Gray, Muir (2001). The Resourceful Patient. eRosetta Press. ISBN 978-1-904202-00-4.
  • Pencheon, David; Charles Guest; David Melzer; J. A. Muir Gray (2001). The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice. Oxford Handbooks. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-263221-0.
  • Gray, J.A. Muir (1996). Evidence-based Healthcare. Churchill Livingstone. ISBN 978-0-443-05721-2.
  • Gray, J.A. Muir (1989). PM The PM System Preventive Medicine for Total Health Identify Your Symptoms and Prevent Illness. Arrow Books.
  • Many, D.C.; J. A. Muir Gray (1987). Building Regulations and Health. IHS BRE. ISBN 978-0-85125-236-0.


  1. ^ a b "What is Behind the Headlines?". NHS Choices. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
  2. ^ "J A Muir Gray". Ottawa Health Research Institute. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
  3. ^ Gray, Muir (25 May 2009). "Climate change is the cholera of our era". The Times. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
  4. ^ "NHS RightCare". Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  5. ^ 3vh. "Oxford Centre for Triple Value Healthcare". 3vh. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  6. ^ McCulloch P, Altman DG et al. "No surgical innovation without evaluation: the IDEAL recommendations." Lancet. 2009 Sep 26;374(9695):1105-12. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(09)61116-8.