Professor David Oliver is seconded to the Fund as visiting fellow, 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.
In July 2016 he was elected clinical vice-president of the Royal College of Physicians.
At the Fund, David has co-authored the reportMaking our health and care systems fit for an ageing population; worked with numerous health economies advising on integrated services for older people; and co-organised conferences and workshops, alongside writing blogs.
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. He is a specialist clinical adviser for the NHS Emergency Care Improvement Partnership.
David was recently named in the HSJ top 100 clinical leaders and top 50 integrated care leaders lists. He is writes a weekly column, ‘Acute perspective’, in the BMJ, and has written for several other publications. He is as 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.