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David Oliver

Visiting Fellow

Professor David Oliver is a visiting fellow at The King's Fund, alongside his clinical job as an NHS consultant in geriatrics and acute general medicine at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust. A hospital doctor since 1989, David was also a consultant and clinical director at South London NHS Trust from 1998 to 2004.

He was president of the British Geriatrics Society until 2016, was the Department of Health National Clinical Director for Older People until 2013, and is currently a visiting professor at City University.

David writes a weekly column, ‘Acute perspective’, in the BMJ, and has written for several other publications. He is a commentator in broadcast and print media. Academically, he has published more than 120 research papers, reviews book chapters and editorials.

In addition to his medical qualifications, David has Masters degrees in health leadership, healthcare ethics and law, and postgraduate diplomas in health management and medical education.