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Interests of Council members

Professor Terence Stephenson (GMC Ref No: 2843258)


Organisation Position
University College London (UCL) Nuffield Professor of Child Health
University College London Hospitals NHS Trust (UCLH) Honorary Consultant
Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust Honorary Consultant
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) Past President and Fellow
British Medical Association (BMA) Paying Member
Medical Defence Union Paying Member
Royal College of Physicians London Fellow
Royal Australasian College of Physicians Honorary Fellow
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Honorary Fellow
Royal College of Surgeons England Honorary Fellow
Royal College of General Practitioners Honorary Fellow
Hong Kong Academy of Pharmacy Honorary Fellow
College of Anaesthetists of Ireland     Honorary Fellow
Royal College of Anaesthetists Honorary Fellow
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Honorary Fellow
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Honorary Fellow
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Honorary Fellow
Academy of Medical Education Honorary Fellow
Medical ‘Pilgrims’ academic society Elected Member
Paediatric Visiting Club Elected Member
Excellence in Paediatrics Board member
Department of Health funded Policy Research Unit Co-Director

Steven Burnett

Organisation Position
Golden Charter Non-Executive Director
Wales Audit Office Non-Executive Director
Government Internal Audit Agency Non-Executive Director
Institute of Actuaries Retired Fellow


Dr Shree Datta (GMC Ref No: 6076715)

Organisation Position
Hermiston Court Limited     Director
Medfash Charity-Trustee


Lady Christine Eames

Organisation   Position
Cancer Focus Trustee
Northern Ireland Child Contact Centre Advisor
Homestart Ambassador
Hunterhouse College Governor
Barnardos Committee member                      
Two sons Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons, one Daughter-in-law a GP and one Daughter-in-law a Consultant Dermatologist.
Mr Michael Eames and Dr Elizabeth McMullan (Eames) are Directors of an Independent Health Care Provider.
Mr Niall Eames is a Partner in Private Consulting Rooms.

Professor Michael Farthing (GMC Ref No: 1570249)

Organisation Position
UK Research Integrity Office Vice Chair
Royal College of Physicians Fellow
Academy of Medical Sciences Fellow
British Society of Gastroenterology Association Member
American Gastroenterology Association Member
Royal Society of Medicine Fellow
Charleston Trust (Board of Trustees) Chair
University College London Honorary Professor
University College London Hospitals Honorary Consultant Physician

Professor Anthony Harnden (GMC Ref No: 2807869)

Organisation Position
Morland House Surgery, Wheatley, Oxfordshire Partner
University of Oxford Employee
Royal College of General Practitioners Fellow
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Fellow
Medical Defence Union Member
Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation Deputy Chairman


Baroness Helene Hayman

Organisation Position
Biobank Ethics and Governance Council (From Jan 2016) Chair
Sabin Foundation Europe     Trustee
All Party Group on Malaria and Neglected Tropical diseases Vice Chair
Maternal and Newborn Health Unit, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Chair, Advisory Committee
Malaria Consortium Trustee
Cambridge University Health Partners         Chair
Privy Council     Counsellor
Disaster Emergency Committee     Trustee


Professor Deirdre Kelly (GMC Ref No: 2598565)

Organisation Position
Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Paediatrician
Academic/private/legal practice Self employed
Novartis/Roche/Sanofi Pasteur/Astellas Consultant/Advisory Board Member on the design of clinical trials in children/standards of formulation for immunosuppression and therapy of viral hepatitis
Roche, Novartis, Gilead, Bristol Myers Squibb, Astellas, Schering Plough, Lumena Pharma, Jannsen Pharma, Merck, Sharp & Dohme, Vertex Pharma, Sanofi Pasteur The Liver Unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital receives grants/payment of trial expenses for clinical trials in children with viral hepatitis and/or immunosuppression
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Member/Fellow
American Gastroenterological Association Member/Fellow
American Society of Transplantation Member/Fellow
British Association for the Study of the Liver Member/Fellow
British Transplantation Society Member/Fellow
British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Member/Fellow
British Viral Hepatitis Group Member/Fellow
European Association for the Study of Liver Member/Fellow
European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Member/Fellow
International Paediatric Transplant Association Member/Fellow
Royal College of Physicians Member/Fellow
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Member/Fellow
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Member/Fellow
Muscular Dystrophy Campaign – Services Development Committee (from Oct 2010) Member
American College of Private Physicians Member
British Association of Parental and Enteral Nutrition Member
British Medical Association Member
International Liver Transplant Society Member
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Member
The Transplantation Society Member
New Congenital Heart Disease Review: Implementation Group (from April 2016) Chairman
Children Living with Inherited Metabolic Diseases (CLIMB – from 1999) Medical Advisor
Health Research Authority Non-Executive Director
GMC Pension scheme Trustee

Professor Paul Knight OBE (GMC Ref No: 2343239)

Organisation Position
Glasgow Royal Infirmary Consultant
Secondary Care Appraisal Lead
Glasgow University Honorary Professor
Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh Fellow
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Fellow
Royal College of Physicians in Ireland Fellow
Royal College of Physicians in London Fellow
British Geriatrics Society Past/President Member
European Union Geriatric Medicine Society Past President
Scottish Association of Medical Directors Executive Member/Treasurer
Age and Ageing Editorial Board Chairman


Dame Suzi Leather

Organisation Position
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and RPSH Honorary fellow
Hospiscare Devon Vice President
Lankellychase Foundation Chair
Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (from 1 October 2016) Chair
Labour Party Member
Donor Conception Network    Patron
StepChange     Trustee
South West Ministry Training Course Trustee
Exeter Cathedral     Lay Chapter Canon
Brother, sister, sister-in-law and a daughter are all practising doctors.

Dame Denise Platt DBE

Organisation Position
Family Action     Vice Patron
Methodist Homes for the Aged     Patron
NSPCC Trustee
Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales Trustee
NIHR School of Social Care Research, LSE Member, Advisory Board
Solicitors Regulation Authority Board member
Association of Directors of Adult Social Services Honorary Life Member
University of Bedfordshire Honorary Fellow and Member of the University Court
Independent Chair of Speaker’s Selection Panels to recruit the Chair and Board of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) and Electoral Commissioners for the UK (including nominated Commissioners).

Amerdeep Somal

Organisation Position
Financial Ombudsman Service
Independent Assessor
Ministry of Justice
Judge Immigration and Asylum Chamber
Nottingham Trent University
Council Member
Office of Commissioner Public Appointments
Public Appointments Assessor