Professor Nigel Mathers is Honorary Secretary of the RCGP and has responsibility for governance of the RCGP. He leads on all College consultations, also hosting the College’s leadership and workforce portfolios. Professor Mathers qualified as MB ChB in 1979. The run-down, single-person inner-city Sheffield practice he took over in 1989 has now grown to a four-partner teaching practice providing clinical placements for medical, nursing and counselling students as well as two GP Registrars.
He was Vice Chair of the RCGP from 2010 to 2013. He led the development of RCGP’s Clinical Innovation and Research Centre (CIRC) and was appointed to the NHS Evidence Advisory Board in 2008. He has been an expert witness to the House of Lords, and a member of the Advisory Group on Welfare Reform for the DWP. He has also been Chair of the Trent RDSU, Trent Focus and the Sheffield Health and Social Research Consortium on behalf of the NHS.