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David Oliver

In addition to being a full time NHS consultant, David Oliver is a visiting fellow at the King's Fund, visiting professor at City University London, president of the British Geriatrics Society, and clinical vice president of the Royal College of Physicians of London. He has never taken money for private practice, paid consultancy, or speakers fees. He does receive a freelance columnist fee for "Acute Perspective," but the views expressed are his own, and no organisation with which he is affiliated has any control over the content of his columns.

Competing interests

I have read and understood BMJ policy on declaration of interests and have no relevant interests to declare.