Professor Martin Marshall

Chair of Council, Royal College of General Practitioners


Martin Marshall is Professor of Healthcare Improvement at UCL, Programme Director for Primary Care at UCLPartners and leads Improvement Science London, an initiative to promote and embed the science of improvement across the health service and academic sectors. In November 2016 he was elected to Vice Chair (External Affairs) of the RCGP. Previously he was Director of R&D at the Health Foundation, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England and Director General in the Department of Health, a clinical academic at the University of Manchester and a Harkness Fellow in Healthcare Policy.

He has been a GP for 28 years, now serving an inner city community in Newham, East London. He is a fellow of the RCP and FPHM, and was a non-executive director of the Care Quality Commission until 2012. He has over 200 publications in the field of quality of care and in 2005 he was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for Services to Health Care.