Brian is chair of The NHS Alliance www.nhsalliance.org which promotes Health Creation through community development and other approaches. We offer support to health and LA organisations to help move forward in health creating practices.
Brian is an Honorary Researcher at both Kings and Guys Primary Care Dept in the Medical School and at Imperial Medical School in the Primary Care and Pubic Health Depts. He has published many peer-reviewed papers on community development and on people having online access to their GP records.
Brian has been a GP in south east London for 42 years. Brian has been interested in user involvement in the NHS for a long time. He was successful in getting the Department of Health funding for the ground-breaking Health Empowerment Leverage Project (HELP) www.healthempowerment.co.uk which developed a business case for community development in health. Brian was awarded an MBE for community development in 2007.
Brian champions patient record access and is now a director of a company called Evergreen Life www.evergreen-life.co.uk It is on the NHS Digital Framework and enables people in England to access their GP records, book GP appointments and order repeat prescriptions – and do a lot more.