Lord Nigel Crisp

Lord Nigel Crisp is an independent crossbench member of the House of Lords in the UK Parliament, where he co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health.

Nigel was Chief Executive of the NHS in England from 2000-2006, he has subsequently worked and written extensively on global health with a focus on Africa.

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 main current interests are global health partnerships, health creation and nursing.

His publications on global health include Turning the world upside down – the search for global health in the 21st CenturyGlobal Health PartnershipsOne World Health – an overview of global health after Global Health Partnerships; and, edited with Francis Omaswa, African Health Leaders – making change and claiming the future. He described his time as Chief Executive of the NHS in 24 Hours to Save the NHS – the Chief Executive’s account of reform 2000 – 2006.

A Cambridge University 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.

You can read more about Lord Crisp on his website and read his parliamentary contributions on Hansard.