Derek Bell


Professor Derek Bell is President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Director of the NIHR CLAHRC for Northwest London, Professor of Acute Medicine at Imperial College London and was the inaugural President of the Society for Acute Medicine.

Graduating from Edinburgh University in 1980, he initially specialised in Respiratory and General Medicine, with an interest in Intensive Care, before subsequently developing his role in Acute Medicine. Prior to moving to Imperial College he was Associate Medical Director in Edinburgh. He has led and designed several national programmes of work including two large national change programmes including the Emergency Services Collaborative with the Modernisation Agency.

His academic research interests relate to quality and organisation of care including patient flow. His team at the Centre for Health Improvement and Research have supported work in Australia, Ireland and throughout the UK.

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