Imperial College London

Emeritus ProfessorDerekBell

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Emeritus Professor in Acute Medicine



+44 (0)7886 725 212d.bell




Miss Heather Barnes +44 (0)20 3315 8144




Chelsea and Westminster HospitalChelsea and Westminster Campus





Joint Committee on Specialist TrainingSingapore, Specialist Training Committee, Teaching/ External examiner, 2011

Professor Bill Buchanan, Napier University, Security protocols in Health Care, 2009 - 2011

Stephen Gallacher, Scottish Government, Health Policy, 2005

Guest Lectures

Ena Thomas Memorial Lecture, Ena Thomas Memorial Trust, Kingston Jamaica, 2018

Clinical Skills for the 21st Century, Sri Lankan Society of Internal Medicine, Colombo Sri Lanka, 2018

AG Sison Memorial Lecture The NHS the Good and Bad, Philippine College of Physicians, Manila, 2017

Acute Medicine lectures, Royal College of Physicians, Johor Bahru, 2011

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, The Jordanian Society of Internal Medicine, Amman, 2010

Update in thrombosis and embolic disease, The Jordanian Society of Internal Medicine, Amman, 2010

Management of Pulmonary Embolism, Royal College of Physicians London, Isle of Wight Regional Symposium, 2007

The New Acute and Internal Medicine syllabus and Training ProgrammeAcute Medicine Conference, Royal College of Physician London, 2006

The Ambulatory Care of Thrombo-embolism, Royal College of Physicians London, Royal College of Physicians London, 2006

Research Staff




Research Student Supervision

Kaur,M, Collaborating with patients and public in healthcare quality improvement (PhD)

Lennox,L, Exploring the process of sustaining improvement in healthcare (PhD)

McNicholas,C, A scientific approach to improvement: the use of Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles in healthcare (PhD)

Patterson,C, Novel approaches to the assessment of patients with chest symptoms in the acute medical setting: the use of multislice computed tomography (MD)

Soong,J, Frailty assessment in acute care (PhD)

Sunkersing,D, Frailty: Assessment and communication within acute and non-acute care settings (PhD)

SzymaƄski,T, Is comprehensive medication review cost-effective for patients admitted to hospital?

Younis,I, Value creation in Quality Improvement

Zalin,A, Stress hyperglycaemia in the acute care setting (PhD)