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Timothy Evans: Keen to cut variations in practice

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5059 (Published 21 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i5059

Biography

Timothy Evans, 62, is national director of clinical productivity at the Department of Health, consultant in thoracic medicine at the Royal Brompton Hospital, and professor of intensive care at Imperial College London. His previous roles include medical director, deputy CEO, and director of research and development at the Royal Brompton and vice dean of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, the specialty in which he practised for 30 years. As academic vice president at the Royal College of Physicians he led the Future Hospital Commission, and he was founding editor of the Future Hospital Journal.

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