Selected publications in recent years are shown below. This does not include the reports from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health


Crisp N: Health planning – a Global perspective; Anais of the Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Lisboa. In press.

Andrews R J, Kahn TM, Crisp N: Physicians, Poverty and Profits: Can Robin Hood Finance Health Care in Developing Countries?; World Neurosurgery. In press.

Crisp N: A Prescription for Prevention; The Big Issue, 30 January 2017, 20-23

Saatchi M, Buchanan P, Crisp N: Head to Head – Should we have a royal commission on the NHS? 6 April 2017

Crisp N: Staffing the NHS – risks and opportunities, The House Magazine, 20 January 2017



Crisp N: One World Health – an overview of Global Health; CRC Press, June 2016

Chair of Commission which wrote: Old Problems, New Solutions – improving acute psychiatric care for adults in England; Royal College of Psychiatrists, 9 February 2012

Crisp N: New Global priority for mental health – reasons for optimism and concern; International Journal of psychiatry; March/April 2016

Foreword in Scheffler RM, Herbst CH. Lemiere C, Campbell J (Eds): Tools and Data Needs for Labor Market Analysis in Low- and Middle-Income Countries; World Bank, 2016



Crisp N: Everyone has a role to play in building a health creating Society; BMJ, 19-26 December 2015, p26-27

Crisp N, Chen L: Global Supply of Health Professionals; in Hunter D J and Fineberg HV: readings in Global Health; OUP, December 2015

Crisp N: Whose life is it?; in Frenk J and Hoffman SJ: To Save Humanity; OUP, 2015

Crisp N: Influencing Policy; in Shah R, Giannasi P: Tackling Disability Discrimination and Disability Hate Crime; Jessica Kingsley Publishing, 2015

Crisp N: Everyone has something to teach and everyone has something to learn; in Singh VK, Lillrank P: Innovations in Healthcare Management, Taylor and Francis, 2015

Crisp N: The Future for health in Portugal; Health Systems and Reform, 18 April 2015

Crisp N: The Future of the Portuguese Health System; Acta Medica Portuguesa, 2015 May-Jun;28(3):277-280

Crisp N: Co-development, innovation and Mutual learning – or how we need to turn the world upside down; Healthcare, 3 2015, 221-224

Binagwaho A, Crisp N: African Health leaders – claiming the future; The Lancet, Vol 35, May 39 2015, 2134-35 (

Foreword in Britnell M: In Search of the Perfect Health System, Palgrave, 2015



Omaswa F, Crisp N: African Health Leaders – making change and claiming the future; OUP, September 2014

Chair of Commission which wrote: The Future for Health in Portugal – everyone has a role to play; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 23 September 2014

Crisp N; Chen L: Global Supply of health Professionals; New England Journal of Medicine, 370 10, 6 March 2014

Crisp N: Mutual learning and reverse innovation – where next?; Globalisation and Health, 1-.14

Crisp N: It’s a two way street; World Health Design, January 2014 p 37-39



Crisp N: 24 Hours to save the NHS – the Chief Executive’s account of reform 2000-2006; OUP, 2011



Crisp N: Turning the World Upside Down – the search for global health in the 21st century; CRC Press, 2010

Member of Commission chaired by Frenk J, Chen L: Health Professionals for a New Century – transforming education to strengthen health systems in a interdependent world; The Lancet Vol 376 No 9756, 1923-1958, 4 December 2010

Crisp N: Asia and reform of the Global Health System; Asia policy 10, July 2010, 143-152

Crisp N: Priority setting in Developed and Developing Countries in Warrell D A, Cox TM, Firth JD: Oxford Textbook of Medicine, OUP, 2010, 58-59

Leatherman S, Ferris TG, Berwick D, Omaswa F, Crisp N: The role of quality improvement in strengthening health systems in developing countries; Quality in Health care, 12 June 2010

Falconer AD, Crisp N, Warwick CW: Scaling up human resources for women’s health; British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2009, 116 supp 11 (1-4)

Foreword in Telehealth in the Developing World edited by Richard Wootton, Nivritti G Patil, Richard E Scott and Kendall Ho. Royal Society of Medicine 2009.



Crisp N, Gawanas B, Sharp I: Scaling Up – Saving Lives – the report of the Global Health workforce Alliances’ Commission on the Education and Training of Health Workers; WHO, May 2007

Foreword in Management of Cleft Lip and Palate in the Developing World. Michael Mars, Debbie Sell and Alex Habel (Eds). John Wiley and Sons Ltd. 2008.



Crisp N: Global Health Partnerships – the UK contribution to health in developing countries, TSO, February 2007