Professor Simon Gregory

Visiting Professor

Faculty:Faculty of Medical Science

Department:School of Medicine

Location: Chelmsford

Having trained as a GP, Simon is the medical leader for healthcare education across the Midlands and East of England for HEE and the national lead for Primary Care Education.


Simon is Director and Dean of Education and Quality (DEQ), Health Education England (HEE), Midlands and East and HEE SRO for Primary Care having been DEQ & Postgraduate Dean, Health Education East of England.

Simon leads for HEE on Primary and Community Care, is Chair of the UK Medical and Dental Recruitment Programme Board and the GP Workforce 2020 Programme Board, is Chairman of the RCGP Committee on Medical Ethics and the University of Cambridge/ East of England Military Education Committee. Simon trained as a GP in Northampton and was a GP Partner and salaried GP at King Edward Road Surgery, Northampton. His research interests are selection methodology, “value-added” in medical education and quality of education, training and care and health outcomes and performance.

Simon is also Vice-Chair of Trustees of the Astrea Multi Academy Trust.

Research interests

  • Quality of education, raining and care health outcomes and performance
  • Value added in medical education
  • Selection methodology

After initial research into effective selection into GP training Simon became interested in satisfaction with and the quality of education. He has used the value add methodology applied in mainstream education to consider medical education.  His key current research is seeking to demonstrate a link between the quality of education and learner satisfaction with this to quality of care provision and ultimately, he hopes, to health outcomes.


Simon teaches in the UK and internationally on healthcare and education leadership, quality of care and primary care education. He also teaches on compassion in medicine.


  • HonFFSRH – Honorary Fellow Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health, RCOG
  • SFFMLM – Senior Founding Fellow of Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management
  • FRCP Edin – Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • FAcadMEd – Fellow of Academy of Medical Educators
  • FHEA – Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Masters in Medical Education, University of Dundee
  • FRCGP – Fellowship of Royal College of GPs 
  • MRCGP – Membership of Royal College of GPs
  • DCH – Diploma in Child Health, Royal College  of Physicians London (now under Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health)
  • DFSRH – Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (formerly DFFP)
  • June 1993 DRCOG – Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • June 1990 MB BS, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, University of London
  • June 1987 BSc (1st) Intercalated, Physiology with Basic Medical Sciences, University of London

Selected recent publications

Gregory S, Demartini C. Satisfaction of doctors with their training: evidence from the UK. BMC Health Services Research, 2017; 17:851 DOI 10.1186/s12913-017-2792-0

Gregory S, Patterson, F, Irish B, Knight A, Thomas S, Walsh K, Baron H. Exploring the value-added of postgraduate medical education: A preliminary evaluation. Medical Teacher 2016 Apr 13:1-8.

Gregory S. Cum Scientia Caritas: Compassion with knowledge. British Journal of General Practice, 2015: 1: 36 – 37.

Patterson F, Zibaras L, Carr V, Irish W, Gregory S. Evaluating candidate reactions to selection practices using organisational justice theory. Medical Education, 2011; 45: 289–297.

Recent presentations and conferences

Cum Scientia Caritas: compassion with knowledge, Royal College of General Practitioners William Pickles Lecture, London 2015.

Laegedage opening address, Promoting General Practice careers, Copenhagen, 2015.

Ensuring dynamic, sustainable General Practice, Eupolis Lombardia, Milan, 2017.

Media experience

Local radio and TV in GP capacity, medical media interviews.