Changing the conversation about health

College of Medicine Trustees


Simon Fielding OBE DO

Simon qualified as an Osteopath in 1979 and embarked on a clinical and academic career both in the UK and US.

He was a founder board member of the International Osteopathic Alliance and is an advisor on International affairs for the American Osteopathic Association, which represents some 130,000 Osteopathic physicians and surgeons.

Simon spent 11 years as a Specialist Adviser at the Department of Health and was a member of the RCGP commission on Primary Care.

He is generally recognised as being the architect of the Osteopaths Act and was appointed as the first chair of the General Osteopathic Council.


Sarah Bazin OBE

Sarah is a Chartered Physiotherapist, a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and immediate past Chair of the European Region of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy.

She was the Allied Health Professions and Health Care Scientists Leadership Lead for the West Midlands and the Head of Therapy Services at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. She is a Trustee of the College of Medicine and Chair of Trustees of Rosetta Life.


Dr Michael Dixon LVO, OBE, MA, FRCGP

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 and NHS National Clinical Lead for Social Prescribing.

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.


Mr Michael Dooley 

Michael Dooley is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Dorset County Hospital. His special interest is reproductive endocrinology with particular expertise in infertility, menopause, premenstrual syndrome and sports gynaecology.

He has attended three Olympic Games as British Team Doctor. Mr Dooley has established The Poundbury Clinics as centres of excellence providing an integrated approach to women’s health.  He is the College of Medicine Women’s Clinical Lead, and also the College Treasurer