Biography

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The Reverend Dr Robert Jaggs-Fowler is a Commander of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem (CStJ), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman in the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London.

He holds Medical Degrees (MB BS) from the University of London, a Master of Laws degree (LLM) in Medical Law and Ethics, from the De Montfort, University of Leicester, a Master of Arts degree (MA) in Spirituality, Theology and Health, from Durham  University, and a Certificate of Humanities (CertHum) from the Open University. 

Robert is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (FRCGP), and a former member of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (MFMLM).

Until January 2016, he worked as the senior partner in a large medical practice in Barton upon Humber, North Lincolnshire. From 2013 until August 2018, Robert was also the Medical Director and Director of Primary Care for the North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), additionally fulfilling the roles of Named Doctor for Safeguarding (Children & Adults). He was the CCG’s Armed Forces & Veterans Champion, and also undertook work as a GP Appraiser for NHS England. Prior to April 2017 Robert was a  GP Board Member for the CCG Governing Body, where he fulfilled the successive roles of Clinical Lead for  Mental Health Services and Unplanned Care. Until early January 2016, he served for 26 years as a Trustee for the Barton Relief in Sickness Fund.

Robert has been a member of the St John Ambulance for over 48 years. Formerly a County Commander (Humberside), Assistant Chief Commander (England), Acting Chief Medical Officer (England), a Trustee for the Ambulance & Priory, and the County President for the Humber Priory Group of the Order of St John (covering East Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire). He currently serves as a member of the Ceremonial Group for the Priory of England and the Islands at St John’s Gate, Clerkenwell, London.

A former Major in the British Army, Robert served with the Royal Army Medical Corps for 11 years. He is a member of the Society of Authors and The Poetry Society, and a former member the London Press Club and the Royal Society of Literature. 

Robert is a keen supporter of the arts. For many years, he was a Patron of the former Barton Amateur Dramatic Society and also the Duck Egg Theatre Company. He is currently the President of the award winning Barton Community Band.  

Between 2015-2018, Robert was a Trustee and Director for Lincolnshire Chaplaincy Services in the Diocese of Lincoln.

Following ministerial training at the Lincoln School of Theology, Robert was ordained in June 2019 in Lincoln Cathedral, as a Deacon in the Church of England. He currently serves as a Curate in Barton upon Humber.

His musical interests include playing the piano, alto & tenor saxophones, classical guitar and clarinet. In his spare time, he enjoys hill walking, ornithology, photography, reading, and appreciating fine wines and malt whiskies.

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