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College Vice Presidents

The College of Medicine has four Vice Presidents with an extensive knowledge of healthcare in the UK.

Professor Sir Muir Gray CBE MD

Sir Muir Gray was the first person to hold the post of Chief Knowledge Officer of the NHS (England), also serving as the co-Director of the Department of Health’s Quality Innovation Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) Right Care Programme.  Together with Sir Iain Chalmers, Muir was instrumental in establishing the Cochrane Collaboration. He is an internationally renowned authority on healthcare systems.

He is currently Consultant in Public Health, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Visiting Professor Oxford University for Knowledge Management in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences  and for Value Based Healthcare in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.

Duncan Selbie

Duncan Selbie was the Chief Executive of Public Health England. From 2007 to 2012 he was Chief Executive of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, the regional teaching hospital for the south east of England. From 2003 to 2007 he was the Director General of Programmes and Performance for the NHS and subsequently the first Director General of Commissioning. Prior to this he was Chief Executive of South East London Strategic Health Authority and before that South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust. He joined the NHS on 1 January 1980.

Dr Harry Brünjes

Dr Harry Brünjes initially graduated from London University and then qualified in medicine at Guy’s Hospital. In 1995 Harry started the Premier Medical Group alongside his Harley Street practice.  In  2005, after ten years as CEO, he became Chair of The Premier Medical Group.  A subsidiary RTA Limited was sold to BUPA in 2005.  In 2010 PMG was acquired by Capita.  In 2016 Harry re-acquired PMG and subsequent acquisitions are WARP Technology, Medicals Direct, PhysioLink, MindLink, MedChi and rebranded as Kuro Health in 2021. Other appointments have included Chair of the Personal Injury Forum at BUPA, Chair of Newmans Clinics and non-executive at The Good Care Group and Equity Red Star, Lloyd’s Syndicate.

Previously Harry was Governor of Bedford Modern School, Chair of Mowden School, Chair of Lancing Prep, Governor of Valderrama Golf Club and The Expert Witness Institute.  In 2007 Harry was President of the Sussex Medico-Chirurgical Society.  In 2010 Harry was elected Vice-President of the College of Medicine. Harry is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh, a Fellow of the Woodard Corporation and a Council member of Southwark Cathedral Development Trust.  Harry was Chair of Lancing College between 2009 – 2019.  In 2021 Harry was appointed Chair of the Foundation Council of Lancing College.  Since 2015 Harry has been Chair of the English National Opera and The London Coliseum.  Harry is a Trustee of the National Academy of Social Prescribing.

Professor Sir Ian Kennedy

Ian Kennedy LLD, FBA, FKC, FUCL, Hon.DSc(Glasgow), Hon.FRCP has a long and distinguished record of safeguarding the interests of patients and the public. He is Emeritus Professor of Health Law, Ethics and Policy at University College, London. His review of children’s health services for the Department of Health was published in September. Sir Ian also chairs the King’s Fund’s Inquiry into the quality of general practice in England.

He was Chair of the Healthcare Commission until 2003, when it merged with other regulators to form the Care Quality Commission. He chaired the 1998 – 2001 public inquiry into the deaths of children undergoing heart surgery at Bristol Royal Infirmary. Previously he was a lay member of the General Medical Council for nine years. Sir Ian was appointed Chair of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority in 2009.