Professor Terence Stephenson awarded a Knighthood

Our Chair, Professor Terence Stephenson, has been recognised in the New Year Honours list for his services to healthcare and children's health.

Terence is Nuffield Professor of Child Health at the Institute of Child Health at University College London, and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician at UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust. Before becoming Chair of the GMC he was Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

Charlie Massey, our Chief Executive, has congratulated him on his achievement:

‘On behalf of the GMC I want to congratulate Terence Stephenson on being awarded a Knighthood in the New Year’s Honours list. Throughout his career Terence has proven himself time and time again to be a strong and influential advocate for healthcare, doctors in training and in particular for children’s health services. As Chair of the General Medical Council Terence is leading reforms to improve patient safety as well as working to protect the training environment for current and future doctors. Terence continues to work as a consultant paediatrician at University College Hospital while leading on UK wide reforms to medical education and training such as the introduction of a Medical Licensing Assessment.

‘Before taking up the post of Chair of the GMC Terence delivered significant reforms as President of the Royal Collage of Paediatrics and Child Health and as Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. He initiated the ‘name on the bed’ programme to ensure that every patient knows who their consultant is and he has advocated on behalf of children to protect them from cigarette smoke in cars as well as leading on reports into obesity. The GMC is delighted that his contribution to healthcare and children’s health services has been recognised in this way.’