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. The group is supported by Dr Rachel Chall, Senior Policy Officer at UHA.


We are the largest unified voice of the UK’s university hospitals, compromising of 45 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

View all news >
University hospitals welcome AMS report

8th January 2020

University hospitals welcome AMS report

The following statement is from Bob Bell, Chair of the University Hospital Association, in response to the Academy of Medical…

Read more >
University hospitals declare renewed focus in an NHS under threat

22nd January 2019

University hospitals declare renewed focus in an NHS under threat

University Hospital Association press release Launching this week, the University Hospital Association (formerly the Association of UK University Hospitals), asserts…

Read more >