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Niall Dickson

General Medical Council


“Niall’s CV and industry reputation speak for themselves – to me, he is a clear winner of this category. The leadership roles he has held in numerous influencing, strategic decision-making health organisations is unparalleled. Furthermore, his background as a journalist gives him a strong communications grounding, making him perfect for the roles he has held.”

Matt de Gruchy, CEO, Ogilvy Healthworld


“Niall has made a huge difference at the GMC, tasked with making doctors’ revalidation a reality in the teeth of constant opposition. His focus at all times is on patient standards and high quality of care. At the King’s Fund, he continued its influence at a critical time of NHS decision-making, providing evidence for the effectiveness, or otherwise, of government investment.”

Mark Flannagan, Chief Executive, Beating Bowel Cancer


Patient and quality care has been at the centre of Niall’s conscious. It is clearly evident in his delivery since the very beginning and his roles have gone on to prove it further.

Annabelle Sandeman, Chief Commercial Director, Huntsworth Health


“Niall’s transition from journalist to leading some of the UK’s most influential healthcare organisations is a hugely impressive one – and he hasn’t had easy reigns either! He’s overseen some mammoth issues and come out the other side, whilst also making a difference to how we deliver healthcare in this country. A career to be exceptionally proud of.”

Jo Spadaccino, Director, Pegasus

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Key dates

Entry deadline 5 March 2020
Extended entry deadline 12 March 2020
Judging day 1 7 May 2020
Judging day 2 21 May 2020
Awards Ceremony 2 July 2020

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