Dr Andrew Vallance-Owen


Former Bupa Group Medical Director and Bupa Foundation Deputy Chair

Course: MBChB, Medicine, 1976

Andrew may be of interest to Medical students, or those with interest in careers in health.

Dr Andrew Vallance-Owen graduated from the Birmingham Medical School in 1976 and was Chair of the Guild Trustee Board 2011-2013. During his time at the University of Birmingham, Dr Vallance-Owen was President of the Guild of Students (1974/1975). A trained surgeon, he then joined the staff of the British Medical Association - he was Scottish Secretary and then became Head of Policy and a spokesman for both the BMA and the medical profession. Dr Vallance-Owen has recently retired from BUPA, where he was accountable for the safety and quality of care of BUPA’s 11 million customers. At BUPA he maintained an external profile; he is a keen advocate of improved doctor-patient communications, measurement of clinical performance and shared decision making. Dr Vallance-Owen now has a number of non-executive roles in education and in both NHS and private healthcare. He has also been promoting UK healthcare plc in developing markets overseas through his involvement in Healthcare UK based at UK Trade and Industry in Whitehall.

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