Niall Dickson

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Niall Forbes Ross Dickson CBE was until 2016 the chief executive and registrar of the General Medical Council (GMC). He is the chair of the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA).

Early life[edit]

He was born in Scotland[1] and educated at Glasgow Academy, Edinburgh Academy and then studied at Edinburgh University.[2]

Career[edit]

Journalism[edit]

He was the editor of the Nursing Times from 1983 to 1988.[3]

He worked at the BBC for 15 years, joining as health correspondent in 1988 and progressing to the position of social affairs editor for BBC News from 1995 to 2003.[4] As social affairs editor he was responsible for around 80 journalists.[2]

Management[edit]

He had been chief executive of the King's Fund from 2004 to 2009.[5]

In January 2010, he was appointed as chief executive and registrar of the General Medical Council.[6] He took up the post of chair of the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA) in 2014, for a three-year term of office.[7]

Dickson was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to patient safety.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris, Kelly (13 March 2004). "Dissecting Room: Niall Dickson". The Lancet. 363 (9412): 904. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(04)15762-0. 
  2. ^ a b Prasad, Raekha (18 February 2004). "Hungry for change". The Guardian. 
  3. ^ Gainsbury, Sally (14 July 2009). "Kings Fund chief executive Niall Dickson to join General Medical Council". Nursing Times. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Niall Dickson to leave BBC". BBC. 26 September 2003. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "GMC appoints Niall Dickson as its new chief executive". King's Fund. 14 July 2009. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Niall Dickson, Chief Executive and Registrar, General Medical Council". General Medical Council. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Management committee". International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA). Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "No. 61962". The London Gazette (Supplement). 17 June 2017. p. B8.