Changing the conversation about health

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.