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Sir Robert Naylor

Chair of the ISEH Board; Chief Executive, UCLH

Professional Biography

Robert Naylor has been chief executive at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since November 2000. He led the development of one of the largest building projects in the NHS to create the world-class University College Hospital, which was handed over to the Trust in two phases in 2005 and 2008. In April 2012 the Trust opened the third phase of development, the new University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre.

In recent years the Trust has achieved many accolades for high quality care, most notably in the Dr Foster league tables and in compliance with CQC standards. In collaboration with UCL, the Trust is recognised as one of the leading academic medical centres in the world. UCLH was designated one of the five Biomedical Research Centres and is a founding member of UCL Partners, an Academic Health Science Centre.

Robert was awarded a knighthood for services to healthcare by Her Majesty The Queen in the New Year Honours List in 2008. He has been a chairman of a number of national and regional committees and was awarded an honorary doctorate by Greenwich University in 2009.

Robert also holds the following positions:

Member, NHS Confederation Policy Board
Chairman, Radiology Reporting Online
Board member, Foundation Trust Network
Board Director, UCL Partners.