Professor Neil Douglas, living 2008

 

Professor Neil DouglasProfessor Neil James Douglas, President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, has been created a Knight Bachelor for services to Medicine in the 2009 hours list.


Professor Douglas, Professor of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, University of Edinburgh, became President of the RCPE in March 2004 and has been re-elected until March 2010.

 

 

In addition to being an internationally recognised expert on sleep medicine, Professor Douglas has been an influential figure in medical education and training at a UK level. In March 2007 Professor Douglas was appointed by the then English Secretary of State for Health, Patricia Hewitt, to Chair the MTAS Review Group charged with reviewing the discredited online selection system for recruiting doctors into specialty training (Medical Training Application Service (MTAS)) which encountered serious difficulties and led to unprecedented concern including a protest march by 10,000 junior doctors through London.

Professor Douglas is the son of Professor Sir Donald Douglas.

 

 

 

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