After a long and successful career in NHS management, Dr RajanMadhok retired as the Medical Director at NHS Manchester in 2012 and now works independently.
A medical graduate from Delhi, India he came to the UK in 1980. He initially trained as an orthopaedic surgeon in the NHS and then switched to public health. Over the years he held increasingly senior leadership positions as director of public health and medical director in various places in England, and combined these with a strong academic portfolio. He is committed to global and public health, capacity building and leadership development with a focus on human rights, ethics and professionalism.
Throughout his career he has actively supported and led developments in both, educational and managerial roles. In particular he is keen to promote global learning and reflective practice, and he has published the compendium of his writing over 25 years in the NHS . He was the Chairman of British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin and a former Executive Committee member of the Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin. He was active with the Cochrane Collaboration and became the Coordinating Editor for the Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group. He also held positions as a Council member of the GMC, UK from 2009-12, and the India Envoy of the National Patient Safety Agency, UK in 2009-2010. Amongst other awards he has been identified as one of the 50 BME Pioneers by the HSJ in 2013.