Notes to editors
- Find out more about The King’s Fund’s inquiry into the quality of general practice in England.
- Professor Sir Ian Kennedy LL.D, Emeritus Professor of Health Law, Ethics and Policy at University College London, has specialised in health law and policy for over 30 years. He most recently chaired the Healthcare Commission, before its conversion to the Care and Quality Commission early this year. During his time at the Commission, Sir Ian worked to improve standards across the NHS through access to information and knowledge for patients, clinicians and managers. Prior to joining the Commission, Sir Ian was an academic lawyer specialising in the ethics of medicine. He is, perhaps, best known as the leader of the public enquiry into the excessive deaths in children's heart surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary (1998–2001). This report contributed to the establishment of the Healthcare Commission in 2002.
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