Dr Richard Peters
Dr Richard Peters is Chief Medical Officer at Network Rail, an organisation that owns and operates the railway infrastructure in England, Wales and Scotland on behalf of the nation. He provides assurance to the board, the company as a whole, regulators and the wider rail industry on the occupational health and wellbeing management of its c. 39,000 permanent employees. He holds an honorary position at University College London Medical School as a Clinical Senior Lecturer and works with the Faculty of Occupational Medicine to ensure a benchmark of standards for the teaching of the Occupational Medicine at medical schools throughout the UK.
He is an elected member of ARIOPS (Association of Railway Industry Occupational Health Practitioners) and part of the Global Chief Medical Officers Network powered by BUPA. Prior to Network Rail he was Chief Medical Officer at Capita Plc. for their Personal Independence Payment (PIP) contract on behalf of the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and Department for Communities Northern Ireland (DFC). His training is in Occupational Medicine and has worked as an Occupational Health Physician for an array of health organisations in the UK, such as Health Management Ltd, AXA PPP Healthcare and the NHS.
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