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Dr Mark Temple

Elected councillor

Dr Mark Temple is an elected member of Council at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).

Mark is a consultant nephrologist at University Hospitals Birmingham and honorary senior lecturer at the University of Birmingham.

He studied medicine at the University of Birmingham and completed his MD as Wellcome Trust lecturer at Edinburgh University. He concluded training in nephrology and general medicine at the Wessex Regional Renal Unit. He led the transformation of medical services in his trust as clinical director and associate medical director.

As acute care fellow at RCP, Mark commissioned and edited the initial series of acute care toolkits. He chaired the hospital pathways work stream of the Future Hospital Commission and was appointed Future Hospital Officer to lead the RCP programme, implementing the commission’s recommendations. He has been an associate editor of the Future Healthcare Journal since its inception.

Mark leads the antenatal nephrology service on the Heartlands Hospital site and his research includes work on acute kidney injury and the impact of hospital staffing on patient outcomes. Mark is a clinical ambassador for the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) quality improvement program, advises NHSI on national patient safety alerts and is a member of the quality standards committee, NICE.

Mark has been recognised by his trust and region for innovation in clinical practice and in 2016 accepted the LaingBuisson award for ‘innovation in care’ on behalf of the RCP Future Hospital team.