Lord Nigel Crisp

Lord Nigel Crisp

Former CEO at NHS in England and Former Permanent Secretary of the United Kingdom Department of Health


Lord Nigel Crisp is an independent crossbench member of the House of Lords where he co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health. He works and writes extensively on global health. He also co-chairs Nursing Now, the global campaign on nursing.
He was previously Chief Executive of the English NHS – the largest health organisation in the world with 1.3 million employees – where he led major reforms between 2000 and 2006. He was at the same time the Permanent Secretary of the UK Department of Health. He had earlier been Chief Executive of the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, one of the UK’s leading academic medical centres.
He has written several books including “Turning the World Upside Down – the search for global health in the 21st century” and, edited with Francis Omaswa, “African Health Leaders – making change and claiming the future”. He has also chaired a number of reviews and commissions including, most recently, the Gulbenkian Commission on the Future of Health in Portugal and the Commission on the Provision of Acute Psychiatric Care for Adults.
His most recent book “Health is made at home, hospitals are for repairs” will be published in June 2020
He is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, an Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Medicine.
More information at nigelcrisp.com and @lordnigelcrisp

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Plenary Session 3: Nursing leadership in transforming healthcare during a world-wide pandemic: Examples from the field

  • 10 November, 2021
  • 9:00 - 10:30
  • Auditorium