Gillian Leng

Professor Gillian Leng, CBE, MBChB, MD is a professor of public health.

Education

Leng studied Medicine at the University of Leeds from 1982-1987.1) The school awarded her an honorary degree of Doctor of Science in 2022.

She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London, and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

Career and Affiliations

Royal Society of Medicine

Leng has served as a member of the Royal Society of Medicine since 1999. She became a trustee in 2013, and was appointed as Honorary Librarian in May 2017, finishing her term in September 2021.2)

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2001-2021)

Leng was on the Board of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for over 20 years (2001-2021), most recently as its Chief Executive.

As NICE’s Chief Executive, Gillian was responsible for delivering a new 5 year strategy to put NICE at the forefront of global evaluation of new technologies. This was underpinned by a vision for creating dynamic living guidelines for frontline healthcare staff.

Prior to this, Gillian was instrumental in establishing the original clinical guideline programme at NICE, followed by setting up an implementation work programme to ensure the recommendations changed practice. She also developed many of NICE’s new initiatives including indicators for the Quality and Outcomes Framework and for the online portal NICE Evidence.3)

NICE has received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation.4)

King's College London (2012-present)

Leng is a visiting professor at King's College London.5)

International Festival of Public Health (2015)

Leng participated as a keynote speaker at the 2015 International Festival of Public Health.6) 7)

World Neuroscience Innovation Forum (2017)

Leng was a speaker at the World Neuroscience Innovation Forum in 2017, where she discussed gene and cell therapy in treating neurological diseases.8)

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (2018)

Leng participated as a speaker at the ISPOR Summit 2018.9)

Cochrane

Leng was formerly an editor for Cochrane.10)

Guidelines International Network (2018-present)

Leng is a trustee of the Guidelines International Network.

European Society of Cardiology (2019)

Leng delivered a presentation for the European Society of Cardiology at Digital Health 2019.11) The ESC 365 platform is sponsored by Novo Nordisk.

GIANT Health (2020)

Leng was scheduled as a speaker at the 2020 GIANT Health conference.12)

Westminster Health Forum (2020)

Leng was a speaker at a 2020 seminar called The future for NICE in health and social care, hosted by the Westminster Health Forum.13)

Global Commission on Evidence to Address Societal Challenges

Leng is a member of the Global Commission on Evidence to Address Societal Challenges.14) The commission is a partnership spawned out of COVID-END, which includes McMaster University, and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.15)

Brevia Health (2022-present)

Leng joined Brevia Health in May 2022.16)

National University of Singapore (2022-present)

Leng is a honorary visiting professor at the National University of Singapore.17)

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Gillian Leng CBE. LinkedIn. Retrieved June 14, 2022, from https://www.linkedin.com/in/gillian-leng-cbe-31421829/
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Professor Gillian Leng announced as RSM Honorary Librarian. (2017, May 15). The Royal Society of Medicine. https://archive.ph/hZ1ev
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About. International Guideline Credentialing & Certification Program. Retrieved June 9, 2022, from https://archive.ph/XmtCe
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Gillian Leng, MD. World Neuroscience Innovation Forum. Retrieved June 14, 2022, from https://archive.ph/ubOne
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Professor Gillian Leng CBE (The University of Manchester). International Festival of Public Health. Retrieved June 15, 2022, from https://archive.ph/njo0r
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Gillian Leng, CBE. (2022). ISPOR | International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. https://archive.ph/V8kem
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Toolan, M., & Maisuria, R. (2021). Ten minutes with Professor Gillian Leng, Chief Executive, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. BMJ Leader, leader-2021-000472. https://doi.org/10.1136/leader-2021-000472
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A NICE perspective on real world evidence. Session at Digital Health 2019. ESC 365. Retrieved June 15, 2022, from https://archive.ph/NjorQ
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Gillian Leng. GIANT Health. Retrieved June 15, 2022, from https://archive.ph/3GT0J
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The future for NICE in health and social care. (2022). Westminster Health Forum. https://archive.ph/70o8O
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Gillian Leng. (2021). McMaster Health Forum. https://archive.ph/RkHal
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LENG Gillian. (2022). Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. https://sph.nus.edu.sg/faculty-directory/leng-gillian/
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