Narendra Patel

Narendra Patel, Baron Patel is a British obstetrician and cross bench peer, and a former Chancellor of the University of Dundee. Lord Patel joined the House of Lords in 1999 and proceeded to serve on the Science and Technology Committee (1999-2008), the Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee (1999-2005), the Committee on the Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill and the Procedure Committee. He is currently Chairman of the UK Stem Cell Oversight Committee, the UK Stem Cell Network and the National Patient Safety Agency of England and Wales. He is a council member of the Medical Research Council.
Prior to his career in the House, Lord Patel studied medicine and worked for more than thirty years at Dundee’s Ninewells Hospital, becoming a consultant obstetrician in 1974. He has been a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists since 1988. He has since served as Chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges of Scotland as well as the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges of the UK. He is the current President of Attend, a national charity that supports and expands the roles volunteers play in creating healthy communities, and a past President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.