Bill Kilvington is an Operating Department Practitioner, one of the less well known of the 14 Allied Health Professions (AHPs). He retired after 42 years in the NHS, most recently as Associate Director for Women and Child Health Services at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, where he was part of the team in first wave of the Maternal and Neonatal Patient Safety Collaborative. He has currently returned to this role on a temporary basis.
Bill is a member of the Professional Council of the College of Operating Department Practitioners and is the patient safety lead. He is the immediate past President of the College and has a longstanding commitment to patient care and safety. Bill was a member of the NHS England Surgical Never Events Taskforce and then he chaired one of the writing groups that produced the National Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures (NatSSIPs). He continues to be involved in the review of the Never Events List.
Becoming a Trustee for AvMA takes forward his commitment to improving healthcare safety standards and ensuring justice and support for patients and their families following harm events.
As well as being a fellow of the College of Operating Department Practitioners, in 2018 he was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists for services to anaesthesia.
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