Liam Donaldson
British doctor
Liam Donaldson
Sir Liam Joseph Donaldson was the Chief Medical Officer for England, the 15th occupant of the post since it was established in 1855. As such he was principal advisor to the United Kingdom Government on health matters and one of the most senior officials in the National Health Service. In the 2002 New Year Honours, Liam Donaldson received a knighthood in recognition of his achievements in health and health care.
Biography
Liam Donaldson's personal information overview.
{{personal_detail.supertitle}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
Photo Albums
Popular photos of Liam Donaldson
Relationships
View family, career and love interests for Liam Donaldson
News
News abour Liam Donaldson from around the web
Surgeons condemn 'appalling' lack of action on cosmetic surgery regulation
Guardian (UK) - about 3 years
Plastic surgeons say government has ignored its own Keogh report and as a result 'it's business as usual in the wild west' Cosmetic surgery will continue to be the wild west of medicine, say professional bodies, because of the government's failure to bring in the controls recommended by its own NHS medical director. Plastic surgeons say they are appalled by the government's response, which stops short of the regulation suggested by Sir Bruce Keogh's report into cosmetic surgery. It does not clamp down heavily on the use of dermal fillers – substances injected under the skin, usually to plump out the face. Nor does it require that anybody involved in cosmetic procedures is properly trained, qualified and registered. "Frankly, we are no less than appalled at the lack of action taken – this review, not the first one conducted into the sector, represents yet another thoroughly wasted opportunity to ensure patient safety," said Rajiv Grover, president of the British Association of Aesth ...
Article Link:
Guardian (UK) article
NHS director to investigate safety of cosmetic surgery procedures
Guardian (UK) - over 4 years
Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director of the NHS, is to lead the review that is welcomed by the Royal College of Surgeons The government has launched a review into cosmetic surgery following the breast implant scandal, which could lead to tighter controls over advertising and the way private clinics operate. Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director of the NHS, is leading the review at the request of Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. Professor Keogh is calling for the public to share their own experiences and give their opinions on what should be done to better regulate a controversial private industry that is often accused of exploiting vulnerable people. The PIP breast implant scandal exposed shortcomings within the cosmetic surgery industry. Some leading private clinics did not have records of which patients had been given the implants which were filled with industrial silicone and more likely than others to leak. The review is expected to consider an implants register. But many feel toughe ...
Article Link:
Guardian (UK) article
Hospital inquiry: witnesses confirmed - Staffordshire Newsletter
Google News - over 5 years
Top brass at the NHS including Sir David Nicholson – NHS Chief Executive and Professor Sir Liam Donaldson – former Chief Medical Officer and current chair of the National Patient Safety Agency - will also give evidence at the end of September
Article Link:
Google News article
Superbug risk to children given too many antibiotics - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Two years ago, Britain's chief medical officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, launched a campaign to cut down on antibiotics for colds, flu and sore throats, which are prescribed to up to 10million people a year, although these viruses rarely respond to them
Article Link:
Google News article
Two new members welcomed to Friends of OSAP program - Dentistry IQ
Google News - over 5 years
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland—The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention has welcomed Sir Liam Donaldson and Dr. Anne Eiting Klamar to theFriends of OSAP advisory program. As a nonprofit association, OSAP's mission is to advocate for the safe and
Article Link:
Google News article
Hospitals and "the Fear of Flying" - InjuryBoard.com
Google News - over 5 years
Your chances of dying due to an error in health care would be 1 in 300," Liam Donaldson, the WHO's newly appointed envoy for patient safety, told a news briefing. This compared with a risk of dying in an air crash of about one in 10 million passengers,
Article Link:
Google News article
Patients at Far Greater Risk of Dying Due to Medical Errors Than Plane Crashes - Becker's Hospital Review
Google News - over 5 years
Liam Donaldson of the World Health Organization said patients face a 1 in 300 chance of dying from a medical error, compared to a 1 in 10 million chance of dying in an airplane crash, according to a Reuters report. Read the full report in Becker's ASC
Article Link:
Google News article
Fear of flying? Hospitals may be scarier -- so take precautions - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
In a news briefing Thursday, WHO's newly appointed envoy for patient safety Liam Donaldson pointed out that the chance of dying in a plane crash is about 1 in 10 million, but some 1 in 10 patients encounter medical errors at the hospital. ... -
Article Link:
Google News article
WHO Director-General names Sir Liam Donaldson envoy for patient safety - World Health Organization (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
21 July 2011 | Geneva - WHO Director-General Margaret Chan has named Professor Sir Liam Donaldson as WHO Envoy for Patient Safety. In this role, Sir Liam, who served as England's Chief Medical Officer between 1998 and 2010, will help the Organization
Article Link:
Google News article
Ian Gregg gets Newcastle University honorary degree - BBC News
Google News - over 5 years
Ian Gregg was given the Honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree by the university's Chancellor, Sir Liam Donaldson. Greggs was founded as a family bakery on Tyneside in the 1930s, and now boasts over 1500 shops across the UK. The business was created by
Article Link:
Google News article
Johann Hari: Cheap meat, MRSA and deadly greed - The Independent
Google News - over 5 years
The former chief medical officer Liam Donaldson says this over-prescription is so dangerous to us all it should be banned. Yet David Cameron's Government ignored the official recommendation from its own veterinary advisers to take even the much milder
Article Link:
Google News article
'Ħawwadni ħa nifhmek' (Confuse me to help me understand) - Malta Independent Online
Google News - over 5 years
After a call for clarification by Professor Liam Donaldson, then the UK's Chief Medical Officer (he retired last year), the independent expert group on mobile phones chaired by Sir William Stewart had advised that “individuals might choose to use
Article Link:
Google News article
We should all have a beef with factory farming - Telegraph.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Sir Liam Donaldson, Britain's former chief medical officer, has called for them to be banned in agriculture – but instead, their use has more than quadrupled in a decade. Every country in Europe, except Britain, now regards the growing crisis as so
Article Link:
Google News article
FEARS OF DEADLY BUG IN SALADS - Express.co.uk
Google News - almost 6 years
Last year Sir Liam Donaldson, the then Chief Medical Officer for England, said cutting consumption of all meat by 30 per cent would prevent 18000 premature deaths a year. The World Cancer Research Fund, which commissioned experts from Imperial College
Article Link:
Google News article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Liam Donaldson
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 60
    On 1 July 2010 he was appointed the Chairman of the Independent Monitoring Board overseeing the polio eradication initiative coordinated by the World Health Organization.
    More Details Hide Details
  • FIFTIES
  • 2009
    Age 59
    It was announced in December 2009 that Sir Liam planned to retire from the post of Chief Medical Officer in May 2010, although he said that, if the influenza pandemic should unexpectedly worsen, he would have postponed his retirement.
    More Details Hide Details
    Donaldson is Visiting Professor in the University of Leicester's Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, and also holds an honorary Chair of Applied Epidemiology at Newcastle University. On 1 August 2009 Donaldson became Chancellor of Newcastle University, replacing Lord Patten, who stood down after 10 years in office.
    More Details Hide Details
    In March 2009, to combat what he referred to as the country's drinking problem or 'passive drinking', Donaldson recommended setting a minimum price per unit of alcohol at 50p and tightening licensing laws.
    More Details Hide Details Despite Prime Minister Gordon Brown's opposition to the move, Donaldson said he would continue to push his case, just as he had with the successful ban on smoking in public places. Sir Liam angered civil liberties campaigners, GPs, and the BMA's spokesman for IT in December 2006 by recommending that GPs should forward letters from patients, requesting that personal medical data not be uploaded to the Spine centralised NHS database, to Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt Liam Donaldson is co-author of a standard text book of public health, a history of the Chief Medical Officer of England and over 130 papers in peer review journals. He has also written a foreword for a book on clinical audit. In his role as Chief Medical Officer, Sir Liam has produced a number of major reports, including: His papers are now archived as one of the special collections of Newcastle University.
  • 2004
    Age 54
    He is also Chair of the World Alliance for Patient Safety, which was established by the Director-General of the World Health Organization in October 2004.
    More Details Hide Details As a result of his reports as Chief Medical Officer, Donaldson has had a marked effect on policy and legislation in a wide range of areas including stem cell research, quality and safety of health care, infectious disease control, patient empowerment, clinical performance, temperance legislation, medical regulation, and organ and tissue retention. Donaldson has degrees from: He has also been awarded honorary Doctorates by: Donaldson is: Other honours include: Sir Liam was involved in devising the Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) system and the Medical Training Application Service (MTAS). This has been very controversial since its inception, with officials from the DH proclaiming success although it has been outrightly rejected by a large group of trainees and consultants. It champions competence rather than excellence and substantially reduces the length of the training programme required to become a consultant. In an unprecedented demonstration against this system, around 12,000 junior doctors marched against MMC and the associated MTAS in March 2007. Subsequently, Professor Alan Crockard the National Director of MMC resigned stating that the project had 'lacked clear leadership from the top for a very long time'. His colleague Professor Shelley Heard has also resigned. The BMA and senior doctors have called repeatedly for his resignation in this matter.
  • FORTIES
  • 1998
    Age 48
    Donaldson was appointed as Chief Medical Officer in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1994
    Age 44
    Between 1994 and 1998 he was Regional Director for the NHS Region of Northern and Yorkshire, and prior to that Regional Medical Officer and Regional Director of Public Health for the Northern Regional Health Authority.
    More Details Hide Details He began his career as a surgeon before training in public health.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1976
    Age 26
    He graduated with an MSc in anatomy from the Birmingham University in 1976.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1972
    Age 22
    Donaldson qualified in medicine from the University of Bristol in 1972, and he did his two six-month pre-registration house jobs at the Bristol Royal Infirmary.
    More Details Hide Details
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Born
    Born on May 3, 1949.
    More Details Hide Details
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)