Professor David Oliver is seconded to The King's Fund from the NHS for one day a week as a visiting fellow, alongside his clinical job as a consultant in geriatrics and acute general medicine at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust. There, he has been lead clinician and clinical director during a period of service development and expansion. He has been a jobbing hospital doctor since 1989 and before moving to the Royal Berks was consultant and clinical director at South London NHS Trust from 1998 to 2004.
In his work for the Fund, David has co-authored the keynote paper Making our health and care systems fit for an ageing population; has worked with numerous health economies advising on integrated services for older people and has co-organised several major conferences and workshops, alongside writing regular blogs.
He is the current President of the 3,000-strong British Geriatrics Society, was the Department of Health National Clinical Director for Older People until 2013 and is Visiting Professor of Medicine for Older People at City University, where he teaches and supervises research students. He is also seconded for one day a week to the NHS Emergency Care Support Team, advising numerous hospitals around England. He is a member of the HSJ commission on the care of frail older people, which reported in November 2014.
David was recently named in the HSJ top 100 clinical leaders and top 50 integrated care leaders lists. He is a frequent blogger, essayist and media commentator.
He has also published over 120 research papers, reviews book chapters and editorials in the medical scientific press.
In addition to his medical qualifications, David has Masters degrees in health management, health leadership, health care ethics and law and a research doctorate.