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13 December 2023

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St Hugh’s Honorary Fellow appointed lay Commissioner of the Judicial Appointments Commission

Congratulations to Professor Anthony Harnden who has been appointed as a lay Commissioner of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) by His Majesty The King, on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, for a term of three years from 1 January 2024. The JAC is an independent body that selects candidates for judicial office in courts and tribunals in England and Wales, and for some tribunals with UK-wide jurisdiction. Candidates are selected on merit, through fair and open competition.

St Hugh’s Governing Body was delighted to elect Anthony as an Honorary Fellow of the College in Michaelmas Term 2023.

Anthony said, ‘I am delighted and honoured to be appointed to this important role by His Majesty. I look forward to working with the legal profession in further developing an inclusive judiciary that reflects the diversity in our society. I am grateful for the support and encouragement that the Principal and colleagues at St Hugh’s have given me over many years.’

Anthony has worked as a Principal in General Practice at Morland House Surgery, Wheatley Oxfordshire for 33 years. He is a Professor of Primary Care at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford. Since 2006 he has been the GP member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) which advises the UK government on vaccine policy and in 2015 was appointed Deputy Chairman; and since 2017 he has been a registrant Council member of the General Medical Council (GMC) and for the past 3 years has been Chairman of the GMC Remuneration Committee.

Anthony is an editorial advisor for the British Medical Journal series ‘Easily Missed?’.

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