Professor Iqbal Singh


Professor Singh is a Consultant Physician in Medicine for Older People at Blackburn
and led the development of integrated services across hospitals and community.
He is Chair of the Global Centre for Excellence in the Care of Older People helping
embed dignity, compassion and respect in their care. He Chairs the European
Group on Safety for Older People, and during Covid focussed on preventing frailty
from getting worse in older people whilst shielding. He is a leading contributor to
healthcare and medical regulation and served as adviser to the Secretary of State on
the creation of CHAI and founder Commissioner Health Care Commission and
council member GMC and currently chairs the GMC BAME Forum. He Chaired the
Health Care Commission’s Expert Reference Group on Patient Safety developing
standards of assessment of safety in healthcare and indicators for regulatory
assessment of ethnic health in the UK.
He is a member of the Health Honours Committee, which advises on
recommendations for Honours in the Queen’s New Year and Birthday Honours lists.
He is also a member of the Cabinet Office Honours Equality and Inclusion
Committee helping embed equality in the Honours system. He is founder Chair of
the Centre for Remediation, Support and Training, helping doctors in difficulty, safely
return to practice. He has been a member of the National ACCEA Platinum
Committee and is currently a member of the National ACCIA Committee. He has
chaired a number of NHS and other reviews and is currently co-chairing a review for
the GMC.