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Dr Andrew Duncombe appointed as new Future Healthcare Journal editor-in-chief

Dr Andrew Duncombe has been appointed as the next editor-in-chief of the Future Healthcare Journal (FHJ).

He will take over from Dr Kevin Fox in March 2023 to lead the FHJ editorial board and strategically move the journal forward, in liaison with the medical director of publishing Prof Anton Emmanuel, the RCP publications team and our partners.

Following undergraduate and postgraduate training in Oxford and London, Andrew has been an NHS consultant and honorary senior clinical lecturer in haematology specialising in blood cancers in Southampton since 1994. He has championed the value of clinical trials in improving patient choices and outcomes and co-authored national guidelines, as well as first editions of the Oxford handbook of clinical haematology and the DK family health encyclopaedia. His continuing research interests include epidemiology of blood cancers and clinical response prediction in severe COVID. Recently he has left his main clinical practice to concentrate on academic work.

Dr Andrew Duncombe said:

"I am delighted about my new role as editor-in-chief of the Future Healthcare Journal to build on the successful work already done by the RCP. With the current healthcare crisis, nothing is more important than exploring and debating solutions to improve the future. We will be expanding our content and exploring engagement with other organisations. We also plan to establish partnerships with other publishers and media to extend our reach.

I hope you will enjoy our content and support us in our development."