The founding Trustees, Mr Jonathan Hazell and Mr John Graham, launched the Graham Fraser Foundation at a ceremony on 5 May 1994 in which the library in the Ferens Unit at the Middlesex Hospital, London was dedicated to the memory of Graham Fraser by the late Lord Ashley of Stoke. Dr Patricia Fraser, Graham Fraser’s widow, and Mr Nigel Knight joined the Board of Trustees in July 1996.


Mr Philip Robinson became a Trustee in May 2004 on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the inauguration of The Foundation. The anniversary was celebrated with the Opening of the Graham Fraser Seminar Room at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital in Gray’s Inn Road, London.


On the occasion of the 20th Graham Fraser Memorial Lecture in February 2014, Mr Jonathan Hazell and Mr Nigel Knight resigned and Professor Shakeel Saeed joined the Board of Trustees.


In September 2019 the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear and Eastman Dental Hospitals moved into a new building in Huntley Street on the site of UCLH’s former Royal Ear Hospital. The new hospital, named the Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals, was officially opened by HM the Queen on 19 February 2020.


The Graham Fraser Foundation is pleased to have contributed to the building of the new hospital. An area on the fifth floor where adult outpatient auditory implant services are located has been named the Graham Fraser Auditory Implant Centre in recognition of his contribution to cochlear implants while working at the former Royal Ear Hospital.


Mr John Graham retired from the Board of Trustees in November 2022 having contributed to the Foundation’s success for 28 years. He was replaced by Mr Nishchay Mehta in January 2023. Ms Linnea Cheung joined the Board on the Foundation’s 30th Anniversary on 5 May 2024. Mr Philip Robinson succeeded Dr Patricia Fraser as Chair of the Foundation on her retirement in June 2024.



John Graham, Patricia Fraser and Professor Shakeel Saeed at an

Open Evening at the Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals

December 2019



Graham Fraser Memorial Library in the Ferens Unit, Middlesex Hospital

May 1994

The funds of the Graham Fraser Foundation are held in a restricted fund within the University College London Hospitals Charity, Charity Registration No.1165398.

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GF Foundation Board of Trustees

Philip J Robinson FRCS, Chair

Professor Shakeel R Saeed MD FRCS (ORL)

Nishchay Mehta FRCS (ORL-HNS)

Linnea Cheung FRCS (ORL-HNS)