Dr Neil Bacon

Founder and Chief Executive of iWantGreatCare

An Oxford and Harvard trained nephrologist with a clinical and academic career spanning 18 years, Neil Bacon founded the award winning, growing it to become the world’s largest, online medical network. The contribution this has made to healthcare for patients – was recognised when he was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London.

After 12 years leading he successfully exited to launch the UK’s only open, independent service allowing the public to rate and review their doctors, nurses, dentists, physios, hospitals, medicines and treatments, giving patients and the public unprecedented power to feedback and improve the care they receive. The combination of entrepreneurial leadership, international clinical experience, innovative delivery of proven online healthcare solutions, and an understanding of the power of the “armchair auditor” to drive transformation of public service, has led to a busy and varied schedule. Neil has advised a number of the world’s largest companies, not for profits, public-sector organisations and government on multi-channel health strategies, patient-outcomes and clinician-engagement - helping them transform what they do through using the Internet to make real change that impacts lives.

In 2013 Neil was recognised as a UK clinical leader of the year; in the same year he was also included in the list of the UK’s Health Innovators of the Year.

In 2014 the Sunday Times identified Neil as one of the 500 most influential people in Britain.

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