Lord Darzi was knighted for his services in medicine and surgery in 2002. In 2007, he was introduced to the British House of Lords as Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham and appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Health. In 2009 Lord Darzi was appointed a member of Her Majesty The Queen’s Most Honourable Privy Council, a role he continues to fulfill today. After relinquishing his ministerial duties that same year, he sat as the United Kingdom’s Global Ambassador for Health and Life Sciences until March 2013. During this appointment and beyond Lord Darzi has developed his status as a leading voice in the field of global health policy and innovation.