Lord Nigel Crisp

Lord Crisp is an independent crossbench member of the House of Lords where he speaks mainly on global health and international development.

Crisp was Chief Executive of the NHS in England - the largest health organisation in the world with 1.3 million employees - and Permanent Secretary of the UK Department of Health between 2000 and 2006. Previously he had been Chief Executive of the Oxford Radcliffe Hospital NHS Trust, one of the UK’s leading academic medical centres.

His new book 24 hours to Save the NHS - the Chief Executive’s account of reform 2000 to 2006 was published by OUP in September 2011. It describes the lessons to be learned from what went well and what didn’t during the major reforms he led in the NHS. He argues that whilst the NHS was saved - with public satisfaction almost doubling in a decade - more needs to be done to make the NHS sustainable and offers a challenging vision for the future.

His earlier book Turning the world upside down - the search for global health in the 21st Century published by RSM in 2010 takes further the ideas about mutual learning between rich and poor countries that he developed in his 2007 report for the Prime Minister, Global Health Partnerships.

Lord Crisp chairs Sightsavers International and is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health; an Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and an Honorary Fellow of St John?s College, Cambridge.

For further information see http://www.nigelcrisp.com