Edmund Jessop has been practising public health for the NHS in England since 1981 in various jobs at district, regional and national levels. Since 2002, he has been medical adviser to the team which plans, funds and monitors services for patients with very rare disease. This has included decision making, and more recently close liaison with NICE, on the so-called “ultra-orphan” drugs as well as other highly specialised technologies. Edmund is UK representative to the EU Expert Group on Rare Disease.
He was Vice President of the UK Faculty of Public Health (FPH) from 2011 to 2014 and Editor of the Journal of Public Health 1998 - 2007. He has taught courses on public health including health economics and health technology assessment for over 15 years.