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The Rt. Hon. The Lord Crisp KCB

Independent Crossbench Member of the House of Lords and Vice Chair of the APPG Global Health

Lord Nigel Crisp is an independent crossbench member of the House of Lords, since 2006, where he is Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global Health. 

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. 

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; Global Health Partnerships; One 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.  

Lord Crisp became THET’s inaugural Patron in December 2018 and has been supporting the work of THET since 2009.