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Green Templeton College | Oxford

Professor Sir John TookeUntil 30 November 2009, Professor Sir John Tooke was Dean of the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry. In January 2010 he took up post as Vice Provost (Health) and Head of the Medical School at UCL.

Sir John is the immediate past Chair of the Medical Schools Council and Chair of the UK Healthcare Education Advisory Committee (UKHEAC). He is a member of the National Institute for Health Research Advisory Board and the Health and Education National Strategic Exchange (HENSE).

His clinical and research interests focus on diabetes and its vascular complications and he is a recipient of the European Association of Diabetes Camillo Golgi Award.  He is former Chair of Diabetes UK Professional Section and former President of the European Society for Microcirculation.  The University of Exeter was awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for his work on the pathogenesis of diabetic microangiopathy.  In addition to more fundamental work on the complications of diabetes his research has embraced screening and service delivery and organisational issues and the patient's perspective.

In 2007 he led the Inquiry for the Secretary of State for Health into Postgraduate Medical Educating and Training culminating in the Final Report "Aspiring to Excellence".  In the same year he led a high level group for the CMO on Barriers to Clinical Effectiveness, the Report of which led to the creation of CLAHRCs (Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care).