Changing the conversation about health

College of Medicine Team

Dr Michael Dixon: Chairman

Michael is an NHS GP at the Culm Valley Integrated Centre for Health in Cullompton, Devon.  He is Chair of the College of Medicine and former Co-Chair of the National Social Prescribing Network.

He was previously a leader in the GP Commissioning movement as Chair of NHS Alliance (1998-2016) and President of NHS Clinical Commissioners (2012-2014), which aimed to give GPs and their patients a greater say in the services available to them.

Michael is a Visiting Professor at Westminster University and Head of the Royal Medical Household.  His recent book “A Time to Heal – Tales of a Country Doctor” describes his views on general practice – past and present.

Find out more about his work here.

Sir Sam Everington: Vice Chair

Sam has been a GP in Tower Hamlets since 1989, is chair of Tower Hamlet’s CCG and a Board member of NHSCC. He is part of the Bromley By Bow GP partnership, with over 100 projects under its roof supporting the wider determinants of health. Sam is a qualified Barrister. In 1999 he received an OBE for services to inner city primary care in 2006, The International Award of Excellence in Health Care and in 2015 a knighthood for services to primary care. He has published a number of papers with Professor Aneez Esmail on discrimination in the NHS. He is a trained woodcarver, welder and day skipper and speaks Norwegian.


Donna-Kinnair_150x-150x150Professor Dame Donna Kinnair DBE RGN HV LLB MA: Vice Chair

Donna is a Non-executive Director at East London Foundation Trust, and Vice Chair of the College of Medicine. She was the General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) until June 2021.She was responsible for delivering the RCN’s strategic and operational plans and promoting patient and nursing interests on a wide range of issues. Donna held various roles, prior to joining the RCN, including clinical director of emergency medicine at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust; Executive Director of Nursing, Southeast London Cluster Board; Director of Commissioning, London Borough of Southwark & Southwark PCT. She was the Strategic Commissioner for Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Authority’s Children’s Services. Donna advised the PM’s Commission on the future of Nursing and Midwifery in 2010 and served as nurse/child health assessor to the Victoria Climbié Inquiry.


Amanda King: Chief Executive Officer

Amanda manages the day to day running of the College of Medicine, with a particular focus on membership engagement, communications, events, conferences and our educational courses like the very popular Foundation Courses in Integrated Healthcare.

She spent most of her career until 2011 at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society as Membership Manager then latterly as Local Practice Forum Manager and a management role in their annual conference organising team as well as roles in PR and Education.

Amanda has a wealth of experience from running events, project management to delivering change in organisations.