Jane Dacre was elected president of the RCP in April 2014.
She is an honorary consultant physician and rheumatologist at the Whittington Hospital in north London, professor of medical education, and director of UCL Medical School in London. She was also the medical director of MRCP(UK) until December 2013, and prior to that academic vice president of the RCP.
Professor Dacre was a GMC council member, and chaired the GMC Education and Training Committee (2008–2012). She also leads a research programme in medical education focussing on assessment.
She was the clinical lead for the development of the first Clinical Skills Centre in the UK, and a co-author of the GALS screen. Professor Dacre has been instrumental in the development, implementation and evaluation of assessment systems in medicine.
In 2012 she won the ‘medicine and healthcare’ category for the Women in the City: Woman of Achievement Award. In 2013 she was named in the Health Service Journal’s inaugural list of 50 inspirational women in healthcare.
Professor Dacre is married with three children.