Sir Cyril Chantler


Sir Cyril Chantler is an Honorary Fellow and Emeritus Chairman of UCLPartners Academic Health Science Partnership, the Vice Chairman of the Stakeholder Council for the National Maternity Review, and an Adviser to the First Do No Harm All Party Parliamentary Group.

Prior to this, Sir Cyril had a distinguished clinical and management career. He was Professor of Paediatric Nephrology and a Consultant Paediatrician at Guys Hospital until 2000, Principal of Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals Medical and Dental Schools between 1992-1998 and Chairman of the management board of Guy’s Hospital between 1985-1988.

Sir Cyril was Chairman of Great Ormond Street Hospital (2001- 2008) and the Kings Fund (2004-2010). He received a knighthood for services to medicine in 1996 and in in January 2017 he was made a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE) for Services to Leadership in Healthcare.

"The NHS needs reform. For many years now we have invested in hospitals but not sufficiently in primary care, social services and local community nursing and health improvement. Other countries have invested in community facilities to treat people at home so that hospitals are only for really complex care. How to do this in the UK is the challenge and Reform’s new programme of research will help provide the solutions.”