Niall Dickson, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation

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Niall Dickson

Niall has served in some of the most prominent national roles in health and care. Before joining the NHS Confederation, for seven years he was the chief executive and registrar of the General Medical Council, where he oversaw a raft of major reforms. For six years before that he was chief executive of the King’s Fund which under his leadership pioneered work on managing long term conditions and the reform of social care funding. 

For sixteen years (from 1988 to 2004) he was a senior correspondent for BBC News, latterly as Social Affairs Editor. Early in his career he was the editor of Nursing Times and of a journal for allied health professionals. 

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For patients with rare diseases, clinical collaboration at EU level is vital | Professor Jill Clayton-Smith

20 / 10 / 2017 Midnight

As a clinical geneticist, Jill works closely with colleagues across the EU on the diagnosis, management and treatment of rare diseases. Jill’s anxious that leaving the EU could jeopardises these links, which are not only useful for clinicians and researchers, but vital for patients.

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