Professor Ian Banks

Board Member
@ Self Care Forum

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  • Bio

In a previous life Ian Banks was once a television repair man. He might not be able to cure you but he can do wonders for your vertical hold. He has four children, delivering one himself. “Not quite the same as child birth but at least I got to shout ‘push’.” For over two decades he represented all doctors for the British Medical Association as a member of Council for the UK and awarded the BMA accolade, the Association Gold Medal. He worked on the Developing Patient Partnerships (DPP formerly Doctor Patient Partnership) for six years and is a founder board member of the Self Care Forum (UK). In 2015 he was appointed by the European Commission to the panel of experts for the PiSCE programme on self-care.

He is the official spokesman on men’s health issues for the BMA, president of the European Mens Health Forum and former president the England & Wales Men’s Health Forum, past vice president of the International Society of Mens Health, past deputy editor of the Mens Health Journal and for six years the medical editor for The Men’s Health Magazine.

Ian was appointed visiting professor of mens health in Europe by Leeds Metropolitan University in 2005 and awarded the Royal Society of Public Health Gold Medal for public health in 2007 followed by appointment to the Academy in 2012. The City of Vienna and the International Society of Mens Health honoured Ian with their award for public health in September 2007. In 2012 the RSPH appointed Ian as Professorial Fellow to the Society. He is now visiting professor to the University of Ulster. He currently chairs the European Cancer Organisation (ECCO) patient advisory committee. and the European Forum Against Blindness. In 2013 he was appointed to the board of the European Cancer Concord which produced the ‘Cancer Patients Bill of Rights. On December 2013 he was appointed honorary Senior Lectureship on men and cancer in Queens University medical school while also acting as guardian for the RCGP syllabus and statement on mens health. Of particular pleasure is his trusteeship with the European Pharmaceutical Students Association in 2014. Leeds University medical school appointed Ian Visiting Professor in cancer inequalities January 2015 and appointed to the European Society of Medical Oncologists (ESMO) patient advocacy working group January 2015. April 2015 Ian was appointed to th board of AMD International.

  • My Previous Events

  • Transforming Urgent and Emergency Care: Safer, Better, Faster

    • 29-09-2016
    • 08:30 - 17:00
    • Manchester Conference Centre