Professor Iain Carpenter MD, FRCP

Professor Iain Carpenter MD, FRCP is Emeritus Professor of Human Aging at the Centre for Health, Service Studies at the University of Kent and until May 2008 was a Consultant Physician at the East Kent Hospitals Trust in Canterbury.

He retired from being Chair of the Professional Record Standards Body for health and social care ( in September 2017 and from his position as Associate Director at the Health Informatics Unit of the Royal College of Physicians in London, where he was the clinical lead for the Record Standards Programme, in December 2015. He was president of the Institute of Health Records & Information Management (IHRIM) from 2012 – 2017..

He is a founder member of interRAI an international research collaboration that has developed a standardised assessment system that has implementations in 30 countries around the world ( InterRAI Fellows have generated huge research income and publications that have impacted care and policy in many countries.

He led the OECD review of The Safety of Older People in Sweden in the OECD Reviews of Risk Management Policies (ISBN 9789264027060) and is author of the OECD report on interRAI for the OECD/EU aging programme (in ISBN 978-02-64-19456-4). He led the development of professional record keeping standards with widespread stakeholder engagement and impact across the NHS, professional, educational and regulatory organisations of the NHS (

His research and publications have included screening the elderly in the community, evaluations of Community Care Services and Nursing Home Care in Europe, resource use casemix for the NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre, NHS funding and quality of care of residents of Nursing Homes, cross-national research and comparisons of nursing home care, and the evaluation of intermediate care, and standards for clinical records.