Medical Directors Group

The role of a medical director has evolved over the last ten years to one of huge complexity. Medical directors at university hospitals lead medical education and training, research, clinical quality improvement and support the delivery of national standards. With over 150,000 doctors working in the NHS, a key role of the medical director is to ensure that doctors maintain the level of training and development required to meet patient needs.

Through the Medical Directors Group, the most senior doctors in the country can work together to enable continuous improvement in the care that is offered to patients.

The current chair of the Medical Directors Group is Professor Meghana Pandit, Medical Director at Oxford University Hospitals.


We are the largest unified voice of the UK’s university hospitals, compromising of 46 specialist trusts


Our national groups allow the sharing of issues and solutions for key areas in the health service


Our latest documents, informed by our members, their research and first hand experiences, to inspire healthcare change

Recent News

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UKRD Virtual Summit 2020

15th October 2020

UKRD Virtual Summit 2020

The University Hospital Association is pleased to support the UKRD Virtual Summit, a two day summit for the R&D leadership…

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New University Hospital Association Chair ready to lead change

3rd August 2020

New University Hospital Association Chair ready to lead change

The University Hospital Association (UHA) has elected Robert Woolley, Chief Executive of University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust…

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