Dr Foster Ethics
The Dr Foster Ethics Committee is a company limited by guarantee independent of Dr Foster. It was established to ensure that Dr Foster meets the standards set out in its Code of Conduct.
In the event of a complaint that cannot be satisfactorily resolved by Dr Foster, the committee can undertake an investigation and make a ruling. Adjudication outcomes are published on the Dr Foster Ethics pages of the Dr Foster website, as is the procedure for handling complaints.
Dr Foster Ethics’s other role is to stimulate independent and challenging debate around some of today’s most difficult issues in health and social care, with a particular focus on the measurement of quality and value, data, and transparency. It aims to become a trusted and authoritative voice in the international debate on healthcare quality by offering new ideas to decision-makers and influencers on how these issues can best be tackled. It does this through its series of seminars for healthcare leaders and its publications.
Download the latest Dr Foster Ethics publications here
Contacting Dr Foster Ethics
The Adjudication Committee of Dr Foster Ethics is responsible for reviewing complaints that have not been resolved satisfactorily by Dr Foster. If you have a complaint about Dr Foster we would encourage you in the first instance to seek to resolve the issue with the company directly. If this is not successful, or if you would prefer not to discuss the matter directly with the company, please email email@example.com.
The current chair of Dr Foster Ethics is Joanne Shaw. Previous chairs are listed here. The current membership is as follows:
Chair of the Dr Foster Ethics Committee, Chair of Datapharm and Deputy Chair of Nuffield Health
Dr Hugo Ford
Director of the Cancer Division, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Mr Phil Hope
Adjunct Professor, Global Health Institute, Imperial College, Co-Director of Improving Care, and former Labour Minister of State for Care Services
Dr James Kingsland OBE
Senior Partner in a Personal Medical Services Partnership in Wallasey, National Clinical Commissioning Network Lead for England
Mr Ian Lane MA, DM, MCh, FRCS
Former Medical Director, Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust
Professor Barry McCormick CBE, PhD
Observer. Department of Health
Mr Brian Ridsdale
Actuary specialising in longevity and mortality
Dame Jane Roberts
Former Director for Quality and Performance, Islington PCT
Dr Patricia Wilkie, OBE
President and Chairman of the National Association for Patient Participation (N.A.P.P.)