Professor Terence Stephenson starts as our new Chair
Professor Terence Stephenson took over from Professor Sir Peter Rubin as the Chair of the GMC’s Council from the start of 2015.
As Chair, together with Council, he will take forward the ambitious agenda set out in the GMC’s Corporate strategy 2014–17, hold the executive team to account and monitor its performance, and make sure the organisation maintains effective relationships with those who have a key interest in its work.
Terence said: “I am committed to working with doctors, patients, employers and educators to build on the achievements of the GMC over recent years and to make sure we continue to use our expertise and leadership to help ensure safe, high quality care for patients and high standards of professionalism.”
Terence is Nuffield professor of Child Health at the Institute of Child Health at University College London, and honorary consultant paediatrician at UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust. He was previously chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and was a member of the GMC Council between 2009 and 2012.