Prof Robin Simpson

SpecialityRCGP Veterans Champion, Royal College of GPs, Midlands

Brigadier (Retd) Robin Simpson left the Army in Jan 2020 after 35 years’ Service. He is now a GP in Hampton-in-Arden. He served all over the world including Operational tours in Northern Ireland, Iraq, and Afghanistan. In 1995 he became the Defence Professor of General Practice at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine. In 2012 he was appointed the GP Dean and then in March 2015 the Postgraduate Dean of the Defence Medical Services. He is an MRCGP Examiner (since 1995) and has had many senior roles in the management of the exam. He is Chair Midlands Faculty RCGP. Brigadier Simpson is particularly interested in making GPs more aware of veteran’s health issues and co-authored the RCGP document entitled “Meeting the Healthcare Needs of Veterans”. He is now the RCGP Veterans Champion and is the Professor of Military Primary Healthcare and Veterans Health University of Chester.