Dame Clare Marx appointed first woman Chair of GMC

Dame Clare Marx (1968-1972, Roderic) has been appointed by the Privy Council as the new Chair of the General Medical Council (GMC) to succeed Professor Sir Terence Stephenson in January 2019. She becomes the first woman to hold the Chair since the GMC was established 160 years ago.

Dame Clare joins a growing body of women leaders in healthcare. She is the immediate Past President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Elected in 2014 for three years, she was the first woman in the history of the College to hold this role. She worked as an orthopaedic surgeon at Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust for over 20 years before becoming Associate Medical director for appraisal and revalidation in 2013. Clare is also currently the Chair of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management and will demit from that role at the end of this year.

Clare chaired the Trauma and Orthopaedic Specialist Advisory Committee for the Royal College of Surgeons when the new trauma and orthopaedic surgery curriculum was written. In 2008-09, she was President of the British Orthopaedic Association and whilst on the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons chaired the Invited Review Mechanism from 2011-14.

She will stand down with immediate effect as Chair of the independent review of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide in medicine, which was commissioned by the GMC in February 2018. 

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