Vocal and tireless advocate on global health

Nigel Crisp"Global Health:
Turning the World Upside Down

Lord Nigel Crisp KCB

Co-chair APPG on Global Health,
House of Lords

Lord Nigel Crisp is an independent crossbench member of the House of Lords where he co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health. He also co-chairs Nursing Now, the global campaign on nursing.

He was previously Chief Executive of the English NHS and Permanent Secretary of the UK Department of Health where he led major reforms between 2000 and 2006.  He has been a vocal and tireless advocate on global health and international development issues, publishing a number of articles and documents on health systems, global health partnerships, health creation and nursing.

Lord Crisp is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, an Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Medicine. He was formerly a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health and Regent’s Lecturer at Berkeley.

His publications on global health include Turning The World Upside Down – the search for global health in the 21st Century.

A Cambridge philosophy graduate, he worked in community development and industry before joining the NHS in 1986. He has worked in mental health as well as acute services and from 1993 to 1997 was Chief Executive of the Oxford Radcliffe Hospital NHS Trust,one of the UK’s leading academic medical centres.