Former BGS President elected President of the Royal College of Physicians
The BGS is delighted to learn that one of its past Presidents, Professor David Oliver, has been elected as the new President of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) London.
Dr Jennifer Burns, President of the BGS, said:
Many congratulations to Professor David Oliver on his election as President of the RCP. This election is an acknowledgement from Fellows of the RCP of David’s extensive career as a clinician and healthcare leader. We send David best wishes as he prepares to take on this important and challenging role.
Most healthcare professionals will treat older people more than any other population group and while David’s remit is of course very wide, we have confidence that he will continue to be an advocate for older people’s care in his new role. We know that he will apply his dedication to high-quality care to the benefit of everyone working in and using the NHS.
We would also like to pay tribute to outgoing RCP President Professor Bod Goddard. The BGS has worked closely with the RCP and with Bod, and we are grateful for his leadership during the pandemic. We look forward to maintaining a positive and collaborative relationship when Bod hands over to David in September."