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Jem Rashbass

Jem Rashbass studied medicine at University College London, trained in diagnostic pathology, becoming a clinical academic dividing his time between clinical work and the creation of Clinical and Biomedical Computing Unit at Cambridge University.

In 2003 he became head of the Eastern Cancer Registry and Information Centre, a post he held in conjunction with the leadership of the East of England Cancer Screening Quality Assurance Service. In 2011 he was appointed National Director for Cancer Registry Modernisation and in April 2013 he became National Director for Disease Registration in Public Health England.

Previously Jem spent six years as a Non-executive Director and Vice Chairman of the NHS Information Authority and has acted as a special advisor to the Health Select Committee of the House of Commons.

Fighting congenital anomalies and rare diseases with information

We hear a great deal about the common illnesses that affect many people such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. However, we hear much less on rare diseases, each of which affects relatively small numbers of people. Nevertheless, if you …