NHS Five Year Plan: Responding to the Prevention Challenge
- 08:30 - 16:30
- The Royal National Hotel, London
Philip James trained in science and medicine in UC, London and then in research in Jamaica and Boston, USA before a senior lectureship at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
He Directed the MRC Dunn Clinical Nutrition Centre in Cambridge and then the Rowett Research Institute in Scotland. He organised/chaired and wrote the first UK, Scottish and WHO reports on modern nutrition approaches to malnutrition and the non – communicable diseases and obesity. He established the International Obesity Task Force, organised the first WHO global burden analysis of obesity, the UN Millennium report on Nutrition for the UN Secretary General and established the World Obesity Federation as the global obesity NGO. He devised the UK Food Standards Agency for Tony Blair and the EU policies for coping with BSE.
He is now the chief advisor on nutritional aspects of public health initiatives for the WHO Middle East and Europe regions covering 75 countries.