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Sir Robert Naylor

National Advisor to the UK Government
NHS Property and Estates (Confirmed)

After 16 years, Sir Robert recently retired from the position of Chief Executive at University College London Hospitals, a founder member of UCL Partners and frequently designated the top performing NHS Trust. The first phase of University College Hospital was opened in 2005, contributing to one of the worlds’ leading academic medical centres. Subsequent developments include the UK’s first ambulatory cancer centre and the National Proton Beam Centre. He has been a member of numerous national policy committees, including chairmanship of a national review examining the ‘Future of NHS Leadership’ and a strategic review of NHS property and estates. He was the Chairman of the London NHS Chief Executives Group and the Shelford Group. Since retirement Sir Robert has taken up the following positions:

  • National Advisor to the UK Government on NHS Property and Estates
  • Board Director of the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD)
  • Board Director of Everlight Radiology in Australia
  • Chairman, UK advisory committee to Allscripts (USA)
  • Chairman, UK start-up company in Medical Training
  • Chairman, UK company in Contract Management.
Sir Robert was Knighted in the New Year’s Honours list (2008). He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Greenwich (2009), a visiting professorship at Imperial College (2016) and a Fellowship of University College London (2017).

  • Reducing the number of sites from which the NHS operates
  • Outlining the key benefits of the centralisation of services
  • Reviewing the outcomes of the Naylor Review: developing out of hospital care and provide infrastructure to increase care in the community
  • Giving incentives for GPs to move into new facilities, supported by private sector investment
  • Exploring new ways that housing providers and the NHS can work together to use NHS surplus land