Nick Fahy is head of unit for health information within the Health and Consumers Directorate-General of the European Commission. His university studies were in social, ethical and political philosophy at the University of Kent at Canterbury. Agreeing with Marx that whilst philosophers have interpreted the world, the point is to change it, he then joined the British civil service in the Department of Health. After working on issues such as European affairs and pharmaceutical policy he was private secretary to John Horam MP, junior minister for the National Health Service, and then to Tessa Jowell MP, the first Minister of State for Public Health. He moved to the European Commission in 1998, working on issues including consumer protection, social protection and social exclusion, and his previous job until November 2007 was as deputy head of the health strategy unit, with particular responsibility for health systems and cross-border healthcare.
Last Updated: jeudi 06 août 2009